Breakfast in the Art District. Stop into Sabrina’s Café for a hearty breakfast before making your way to the nearby museums. Arrive early to beat the crowds of locals eager for egg scrambles and the famous stuffed French toast drizzled with vanilla bean syrup.
Parisian Sculptures. Channel your inner Francophile during a visit to the Rodin Museum, which houses the largest collection of the artist’s work outside of Paris. The garden is particularly lovely, featuring a total of eight works, including “The Thinker.”
Intimate Art. Across the street from the Rodin Museum find the Barnes Foundation, a staggering, world-class collection of works from artists like Matisse, Degas, Picasso, and more. Stay for lunch at the café, overlooking the museum’s garden.
The Champs-Elysee of Philadelphia. Walk down Benjamin Franklin Parkway — conceived in 1917 by French designers who were inspired by the Champs-Élysée — to reach the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you’re not suffering from art exhaustion, stroll through a few of the institution’s some 200 galleries, or just jog up the stairs, a la Rocky Balboa, to get a stunning skyline view of the city.
Riverside Views. Continue walking up the bike path next to Kelly Drive for picturesque views of the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row.
Philadelphia Fine Dining. Philadelphia is among the best food cities in the country, and restaurants like Vernick prove it. Helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Greg Vernick, the seasonally focused menu, bar program, and warm ambiance — set in a former townhouse — are close to perfect.
Cocktails Under the Dome. Return to The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, and unwind with a cocktail or glass of wine in the opulent lobby bar.