A guide to local favorites in Old City
- By Swabreen Bakr
- Photos by Michelle Gustafson
Most know Philadelphia’s Old City as the birthplace of United States independence — home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. But there is another side of this neighborhood that’s brimming with art, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Extremely walkable, Old City is packed with locally owned places to duck into as you wander up and down North Second and Third streets from Market to Chestnut streets.
Meet Swabreen Bakr
Swabreen grew up in South America and settled in Philadelphia for college at Drexel University in 2002. She loves exploring cities both locally and internationally. She’s been writing about Philadelphia for about 10 years.
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