Fall in love with the “City of Brotherly Love.”
With this year’s 40 to None Summit right in Center City, Philadelphia (October 3-4), you’re going to want to take advantage of all the city has to offer! While this year’s Summit is packed full of learning and networking experiences, you’ll also have free time to explore this exciting and historic city.
We have a few recommendations…
Things to see:
Explore the world of the past, present, and future at the Franklin Institute – one of the oldest science museums in the country and the original “interactive” museum experience.
Schuylkill River Trail
The Schuylkill River Trail is great for a stroll through the city or a scenic trek into the country. The 27 mile trail extends from Center City Philadelphia, through Valley Forge National Historical Park in Montgomery County to Phoenixville in Chester County. Check out the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk for some of the best skyline views around.
Our host hotel sits right in the middle of Philly’s Gayborhood, which offers many LGBT-owned spots for shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Known as the “edgiest street” in Philly, South Street is an eclectic mix of shops, food, and people. Known for music, nightlife, and general funkiness.
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
The birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Independence Hall sits right next to the famous Liberty Bell. Don’t try to ring it. It’s broken.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
One of the largest art museums in the country, this one is a must-see. Plus, on Wednesday nights, you can name your price for admission!
Reading Terminal Market
Explore the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Shop from over 80 merchants and eat pretty much any food you could imagine. Which leads us to…
Things to eat:
Philly has become a fried chicken destination. How, you ask? Some might say Federal Donuts. They serve three things: coffee, donuts, and chicken. What else do you really need?
Bon Appetit called it the best pizza in America. Those are fightin’ words around here. Sitting in Fishtown, it’s only a 10 minute ride up the Market-Frankford Line. Go see what all the fuss is about.
And, of course, Cheesesteak.
Pat’s, Jim’s, John’s, Gino’s, Tony Luke’s… Who has the best cheesesteak in Philly? The only way to know is to try them all.
Ways to get around:
Check out Visit Philadelphia’s Getting Around guide for Philly transit tips. Philadelphia is an easy city to navigate on foot or on wheels, and the transit system is easy to manage if you know what you’re doing! And when all else fails, a taxi or Lyft is only a click away.
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Explore this beautiful city and connect with leaders across the country at the 40 to None Summit. The Summit is a unique two-day conversation that brings together awesome people doing awesome things to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness across the country.
This year’s Summit is going to be the biggest yet!