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The 23 best things to do in Philadelphia with kids

We searched the city to find the best family-friendly activities in Philadelphia, from top-notch museums to fairytale playgrounds.

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8 Philly-area cabins to rent this winter

Some are close to lakes and streams, others are secluded in the woods. But they’re all cozy enough for winter. Enjoy your escape!

The ultimate guide to 30th Street Station

Where to eat, where to wait, and what to avoid at Philadelphia’s historic transportation hub.

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Philly’s most iconic buildings, mapped

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall, these buildings are the heart and soul of this city.

A beginner's guide to renting in Philly

From finding a new crib to insuring it, here’s everything you need to know to be a successful renter in Philly.

The ultimate guide to the Philadelphia International Airport

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a newbie, this guide—covering how to get there, where to stay and eat, and survival tips—will help you navigate Philly’s airport with minimal stress.

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The architect making playgrounds reflect how children actually play

To Meghan Talarowski, play is "so much more than just physical activity."

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22 small towns near Philly you need to visit in 2020

There's so much to see and do in Philly, but we get it: Sometimes you just need to get away. So good thing there are plenty of charming small towns scattered within two hours of this city that make for easy day trips or overnight stays.

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The 18 best design and furniture stores in Philly

Everyone loves having that one glorious piece of furniture to show off in their home—especially when it's one of a kind. So behold: 18 awesome furniture stores in Philadelphia that can help you find your dream couch, coffee table, bar cart, etc.

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The Curbed Guide to the Jersey Shore

There’s more to the region than boardwalk funnel cake.

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17 hidden gems of Fairmount Park

From old stone tunnels to trails off the beaten path, here are some of the must-visit secrets of Fairmount Park.

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The 11 most Instagrammable places in Philly

The city is more Instagram-worthy than you think

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11 Philly area hikes with scenic endings

From hikes lined with waterfalls to summits with epic views, these 12 hikes all offer a little something extra to keep your attention.

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Philly’s 11 most iconic modern buildings

With the help of Docomomo PHL, here's a starting list of the most iconic modern buildings in the city, from the PSFS building to the Moore College of Art & Design.

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Mapping Philly’s top public art pieces

From the LOVE sculpture to a must-see neon street

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Following in Frank’s footsteps

How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans

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11 quiet Philly spots when you just need to be alone

Winter is the perfect time to take in some quiet, contemplative nature. Walk around, read a book, and most of all, be alone in these thoughtful, gorgeous locations.

A beginner’s guide to historic preservation in Philly

See something historic? Say something. Here’s a beginner’s guide to nominating a building, structure, district, or street for historic designation.

Renovation Diary Part 2: Designing a modern home in an old Trinity

In the next installment of Renovation Diary, Trinity owner RoseAnn Hill explains why she hired an architect and details the design plans for every floor.

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9 essential Isaiah Zagar mosaics in Philly

In honor of Isaiah Zagar’s 80th birthday, here are 9 must-see mosaics

Renovation Diary Part I: Finding potential in a 776-square-foot Trinity

As our Renovation Diary series begins, an out-of-towner dives into her latest home renovation project in Philly.

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10 landmark LGBTQ sites to visit in Philly

These are 10 spots in Philly where you can soak up some LGBTQ history

Gif shows Schuylkill River’s dramatic transformation

It looks a lot different now than 70 years ago

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The ultimate 2019 guide to Parks on Tap

The popular mobile beer garden returns this month.

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25 secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Philly

Welcome to Curbed's map of secret gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout Philly. For the purposes of our map, the word "secret" applies to everything from tiny neighborhood gardens to some larger parks that are under-appreciated.

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The Art Deco masterpieces of Philadelphia, mapped

Philly isn’t often recognized for its Art Deco architecture. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some stunning examples of the ornamental style.

Stunning photos show Dilworth Park, City Hall from above

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Philly’s oldest historic buildings, mapped

Some neighborhoods are unrecognizable from five years ago, but Philly has managed to hold onto some of its oldest, most significant structures that date all the way back to the 17th century.

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A Q&A on preservation with Docomomo’s Dan Macey

Macey tells us why we should preserve modern structures, and how to get involved.

Eastern State Penitentiary: Then and Now

These before-after photos show just how much (or perhaps how little) the historic penitentiary in Fairmount has changed from its beginnings in the early 1800s.

I'm a super commuter between Philly and New York City—this is why I do it

Lola Arellano-Fryer owns in Philly and works in Brooklyn. Here’s how she navigates her double life.

Louis Kahn and his Philadelphia architecture revolution

Was the Philadelphia School of Architecture a radical movement?

A first-timer’s guide to buying a home in Philly

Local experts answer every question you’ve ever had about buying a home in Philadelphia, from down payments to making your offer stand out from the rest.

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Mapping Philly's historic and notable graveyards

Philadelphia is filled with certified historic cemeteries dating back to the late 1600s, and we've rounded up 16 of them right here. Some of them are neglected and downright spooky, while others have been beautifully maintained throughout history.

Logan Square condo with sweeping Center City views asks $725K

It’s a two-bed, two-bath

Which Philly neighborhood should you live in?

Ready to make a move? Or just curious about Philly's many neighborhoods? Then take this quiz to find out which one you should call home.

Northern Liberties bi-level with plenty of brick and light asks $295K

It’s a one-bed, one bath

18 simple ways to live green in Philly

From planting a free tree to purifying with plants, here are more than a dozen tips, big and small, to help make your home, neighborhood, and city more sustainable.

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The best pumpkin-picking patches near Philly

Sure, you could just grab a gourd on your way out of the grocery store, but where's the fun—and hard work—in that? We've put together some of the best pumpkin-pickin' spots within a two hour's drive of Philly.