When in Philadelphia's University City Neighborhood: Explore
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When in Philadelphia's University City Neighborhood: Explore

Are you taking a trip to Philadelphia's University City neighborhood? Here are some of the area’s best attractions to check out while you are there.

Things to do: 

  • Run up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy 
  • Try the stuffed French toast at Sabrina’s Cafe, 227 N. 34th Street
  • Try the Cap’n Crunch burrito at the Cucina Zapata food truck, 3101 Ludlow Street
  • Rent bikes by the Schuylkill River
  • Visit the Wissahickon Valley Park
  • Visit the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
  • World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
  • Visit one of the three art galleries on the Drexel University campus:
    • Rincliffe Gallery
    • Paul Peck Center Gallery
    • A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery


  • Academic Bistro, 101 N. 33rd Street: Fully functioning student-run restaurant and kitchen. The majority of the students who work there are Drexel University Culinary Arts and Science majors and Hospitality. 
    • Lunch and dinner service
    • Special events and dinner space
  • Chengdu Famous Food, 3635 Lancaster Ave.: A Chinese and Sichuan restaurant in University City owned by two Drexel alumni.

Popular Locations Nearby:

  • Lancaster Walk: as the seasons change, the area is used to relax, get some fresh air, lay in the hammocks in the spring
  • Joseph R. Lynch Observatory: home to Philadelphia’s largest telescope
  • Cira Green: Rooftop park looking over Center City at 30th and Chestnut Streets where you can watch movies and sports games on the large projector, enjoy activities, and food

Students Walking In University City

Photo courtesy of Drexel University

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