If you go
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut St. 215-925-2111 www.monaco-philadelphia.com A 268-room Kimpton hotel in Old City, across the street from the Liberty Bell. In-room spa treatments, complimentary bicycles and wine hour in the lobby. Petfriendly. Rooms start at $219; ask about free parking package.
The Independent Hotel 1234 Locust St. 215-772-1440 www.theindependenthotel.com A boutique hotel in Midtown Village. Complimentary breakfast, neighborhood gym passes and weekday wine and cheese. Rooms start at $149, 15 percent discount for advance purchase.
WHERE TO EAT
Parc Restaurant Bistro and Cafe 227 S. 18th St. 215-545-2262 www.parc-restaurant.com French bistro with sidewalk seating on Rittenhouse Square. House-made baguettes and hearty breakfast options such as oatmeal brulee, $7; smoked salmon tartine, $15; and Bloody Mary, $9.
High Street on Market 308 Market St. 215-625-0988 www.highstreetonmarket.com Fresh breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches. Ancient-grains salad, $12; tuna hoagie, $13; white gazpacho, $8.
Rosa’s Pizza 25 S. 11th St. 215-627-6727 www.rosasfreshpizza.com Rosa’s motto is “Helping the needy, one slice at a time.” Customers can buy $1 slices and pay it forward for another dollar.
WHAT TO DO
Indego 844-446-3346 www.rideindego.com New bike-share system for riders 16 and older. Free B-cycle Now app shows locations and bike availability. The Indego30 membership, at $15 per month, includes free hour-long trips; walk-ups pay $4 per half-hour; cash payments available at 7-Eleven or Family Dollar.
Spruce Street Harbor Park Spruce Street and Columbus Blvd. 215-629-3200 www.sprucestreetharborpark.com Open day and night through September, this free urban beach playground includes boardwalk concessions, floating barges, water gardens, fire pits, Adirondack chairs, shuffleboard, giant Jenga and 50 hammocks.
Schuylkill River Trail www.schuylkillrivertrail.com The multi-use trail runs 26 miles along the river from downtown north to Valley Forge. A local favorite: the eight-mile loop down Kelly Drive, over Falls Bridge and back along MLK Drive, closed to traffic seasonally on weekends.