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CITY HALL AND TOWER City Hall is the world’s tallest ma­sonry struc­ture and the coun­try’s largest mu­nic­i­pal build­ing. Tours de­part City Hall Vis­i­tor Cen­ter M-F at 12:30 pm ($8-12); or, take in views from the top of the tower M-F 9:30 am- 4:15 pm ($4- 6). Closed week­ends and all city hol­i­days. www. phlvis­i­tor­center.com. Broad and Mar­ket streets, 215.686.2840. AWBURY AR­BORE­TUM  Na­ture lovers will ap­pre­ci­ate this 19th-cen­tury es­tate sur­rounded by mead­ows, gar­dens, wildlife and an eco­log­i­cally re­stored stream and lo­cated in Ger­man­town. Grounds open free of charge daily, dawn un­til dusk; Fran­cis Cope House open M-F 9 am-5 pm. www.awbury. org. Take SEPTA’s Chest­nut Hill East Re­gional Rail line to Wash­ing­ton Lane Sta­tion. 1 Awbury Road, 215.849.2855. ONE LIB­ERTY OB­SER­VA­TION DECK The breath­tak­ing site of­fers 360-de­gree vis­tas of the en­tire city and be­yond. When the sky is clear, guests can see all the way to New Jersey and Delaware to the east, past Uni­ver­sity City to the west, down to Philly’s sta­di­ums to the south, and up to the neigh­bor­ing sub­urbs to the north. Check out the high-tech touch-screen tech­nol­ogy, al­low­ing visi­tors to zoom in on what they’re see­ing. Opt for a guided tour (free with ad­mis­sion) ev­ery­day at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm or ven­ture up on your own. Open daily 10 am-10 pm. www.phillyfrom­thetop. com. 1650 Mar­ket St., 215.561.3325.

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