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Old 05-24-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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I've driven through the parkway once but I'm yet to tour the area. Will check it out in the Summer. I have many out of town visitors coming in this Summer and I'm hoping Philly does not disappoint them. I also look forward to running up the Rocky steps. I re-watched the Rocky movies in anticipation of my run.
Actually skip the run and go INSiDE the museum(the main building and the Perelman Wing)on Fairmount Ave. Or visit the Barnes. Or the Franklin Inst. Or Rodin Museum. Or the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on N. Broad St.
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Old 05-25-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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I also look forward to running up the Rocky steps. I re-watched the Rocky movies in anticipation of my run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5iuHCjnkzA
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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The places where he ran 40 years ago do not look quite as bad now. And the view from the top of the Art Museum steps is dramatically better because the city actually has a decent skyline now which it didn't in the 1970s.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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Surprised no one's mentioned South Street yet. I don't personally care much for it, but in terms of color and hustle and bustle, it's definitely up there.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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Surprised no one's mentioned South Street yet. I don't personally care much for it, but in terms of color and hustle and bustle, it's definitely up there.
This was exactly what I was thinking in terms of "colorful."

In terms of "grand," I def agree with previous posters that it's the Parkway.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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I still find it unfathomable that they don't do something to the median on Broad Street south of City Hall. Just planting a couple of trees would make a world of difference.

I am assuming that the median was previously used for streetcars. Pittsburgh's Grant Street had a similarly sized median and converted it into a landscaped median with large granite planters. It does make a world of difference.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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I was in Philly last Sunday for the Italian Market Festival (greased pole climb!) and I thought that S 9th Street was pretty lively and colorful. Granted, this was during the festival, so my view is pretty tainted, but it was a dense, colorful street that had several well-done murals. Walking down E Passyunk was also quite colorful, with the tress and different store fronts providing great contrast.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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Will check it out. I've been meaning to pay Geno's a visit but the reviews put me off. I'm long overdue for the motown philly tour



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Surprised no one's mentioned South Street yet. I don't personally care much for it, but in terms of color and hustle and bustle, it's definitely up there.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Will check it out. I've been meaning to pay Geno's a visit but the reviews put me off. I'm long overdue for the motown philly tour
FYI Geno's isn't on or associated with South Street - it's about 10 blocks further south.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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I think in 10 years it may be Market East. With the new development going in, the LCD on the Lit Bros building, etc.
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