Philadelphia

Some of the nation's first gay rights protests took place in front of Independence Hall in 1965. In 2005, Pennsylvania became the first state to recognize GLBT history when it erected a historic marker at 6th and Chestnut Streets to commemorate those peaceful protests.

The city walls covered in colorful murals lead you through cobblestone alley ways and busy streets while you experience a fabulous clash of the past and the future. Trendy shops, clubs and restaurants amidst monuments and markers of history showcase the growth of our country and just how far we've come.

Exploring outside the city reveals rolling hills, lush fields and quaint towns. New Hope offers visitors a taste of yesteryear while being one of the most progressive, open minded towns in the nation.

Hotels

  • ACE Conference Center
  • 800 Ridge Pike
    Lafayette Hill / Philadelphia, PA 19444
  • 610-825-8000
  • Alexander Inn
  • 301 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.alexanderinn.com
  • 877-ALEX-INN or 215-923-3535
  • Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West
  • 4010 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Website: www.cpphilawest.com
  • 215-477-0200 or 800-972-2796
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • 1305 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.himidtown.com
  • 800-564-3869
  • Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns Landing
  • 100 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Website: www.hiexpress.com/pennslanding
  • 215-627-7900 or 877-410-6667
  • Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
  • 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Website: www.hyattregencyphiladelphia.com
  • 215-521-6550
  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • 1201 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.marriott.com/phldt
  • 215-625-2900

Bars

  • Baxter's Restaurant & Lounge
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Website: www.baxtersclub.com
  • 302-654-9858
  • Bike Stop, The
  • 206 South Quince Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Website: www.thebikestop.com
  • 215-627-1662
  • Crimson Moon Tavern
  • 1909 West 6th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Website: www.crimsonmoonde.com
  • 302-654-9099
  • Knock Restaurant and Bar
  • 225 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.knockphilly.com
  • 215-925-1166
  • Stir Lounge
  • 1705 Chancellor Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 215-985-9720
  • Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar
  • 200 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 10107
  • Website: www.tabuphilly.com
  • 215-964-9675
  • Tavern On Camac
  • 243 South Camac Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.tavernoncamac.com
  • 215-545-0900
  • Triumph Brewing Company
  • 117-121 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Website: www.triumphbrewing.com
  • 215-625-0855
  • UBar
  • 1220 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: ubarphilly.com/
  • 215-546-6660
  • Venture Inn
  • 255 South Camac Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.viphilly.com
  • 215-545-8731
  • Voyeur Nightclub (formerly Pure)
  • 1221 Saint James Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Website: www.voyeurnightclub.com
  • 215-735-5772
  • Woody's
  • 202 South 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.woodysbar.com
  • 215-545-1893

Shops

  • 12th Street Gym
  • 204 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.12streetgym.com
  • 215-985-4092
  • Accent On Design
  • 1032 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 215-733-0703
  • Andre Richard Salon
  • 201 South Camac Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: andrerichardsalon.com/
  • 215-735-1590
  • Blendo
  • 1002 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 215-351-9260
  • Cut Hair & Skin Studio
  • 204 South 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 215-545-3930
  • Giovanni's Room
  • 345 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.giovannisroom.com
  • 215-923-2960
  • Hello World (Midtown)
  • 1201 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: shophelloworld.com/
  • 215-545-7060
  • Hello World (Uptown)
  • 257 South 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Website: shophelloworld.com/
  • 215-545-5207
  • Infinite Body Piercings, Inc.
  • 626 South 4th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Website: www.infinitebody.com
  • 215-923-7335
  • Metro Men's Clothing
  • 1615 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Website: metromensclothing.com/
  • 267-324-5172
  • Passional Boutique
  • 704 South 5th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Website: www.passionalboutique.com
  • 215-829-4986 or 1-877-U-CORSET
  • Scorpio Adult Boutique & Video
  • 205 South Juniper Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Website: www.scorpiovideo.com
  • 215-545-2181

Attractions

  • Academy of Natural Sciences, The
  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Website: www.ansp.org
  • 215-299-1000
  • African American Museum, The
  • 701 Arc Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Website: www.aampmuseum.org
  • 215-574-0380
  • Barnes Foundation, The
  • 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Website: www.barnesfoundation.org
  • 215-278-7000
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • 2027 Fairmount Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Website: www.easternstate.org
  • 215-236-5111
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum, The
  • 222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Website: www.fi.edu
  • 215-448-1200
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • 211 South Columbus Boulevard. & Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Website: www.phillyseaport.org
  • 215-413-8655
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The
  • 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Website: www.kimmelcenter.org
  • 215-790-5800
  • Mural Arts Program
  • 1729 Mount Vernon Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Website: www.muralarts.org
  • 215-685-0750
  • National Constitution Center
  • 525 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Website: constitutioncenter.org/
  • 866-917-1787 or 215-409-6700
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
  • 128 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Website: www.pafa.org
  • 215-972-7600
  • Philadelphia Gay Mens Chorus
  • Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Website: pgmc.org
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Website: www.philamuseum.org
  • 215-763-8100

Events

Philadelphia Beer Week