If you’re looking for hidden gems in Philly, Northeast Philadelphia is complete with more than enough sports, sightseeing, amusements, and restaurants to experience. Whether you’re a renter, buyer, or just visiting, you won’t want to miss out on paying a visit to the Northeast. Read on to learn more about some truly incredible experiences and opportunities in the area that you won’t find anywhere else.
If being acrobatic is your thing, check out the SkyZone for some trampoline and dodgeball fun, but if you’d prefer to fly a little higher than that, you’re welcome to visit Sky River Helicopters for some flight training. Practice your aim down the ten pins at Thunderbird Lanes, but if you’re down to practice your aim with something a little more precise and pointed, there’s always the Pistol People range or Bury The Hatchet axe-throwing, which can both be found a little further north in Bensalem. You can also purvey the Rolling Thunder Skating Center if you want a little action on the ice, but if your heart’s set on something a little more mysterious and adventurous, you could also come in (and try to find your way out of) a Trapped PHL escape room.
As the nation’s first capital city, it’s a given that you’ll find a bottomless wellspring of history in Philadelphia, no matter which neighborhood you’re in. If you want a lift through the city’s highlights, CultureTour, Starr Tours, Guided Tour Site, and other similar companies are here to help. If on foot sightseeing is more your speed, you can always stroll by the Grand Army of the Republic Museum, the Historical Society of Tacony for a little history lesson. If you’d rather experience something a bit different, you can pay a visit to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion, open 9-5 on Frankford Avenue.
If you’re looking to do a little shopping or need a bite to eat, check out Philadelphia Mills mall, with over 200 stores, restaurants, and 1,776,000 square feet of space for you to shop, eat, drink, and play at your own leisure. Whether you need a quick fix of Joe, basic grocery odds and ends, that new guitar discount from Sam Ash, or a night out on the town to catch the latest films to grace theaters, then the Philadelphia Mills is the epicenter for all of these things and more.
Food in Northeast Philly
There’s no question that Philly is a city brimming with food options, whether it becheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Italian water ice, hoagies, or crab fries. The Northeast is no exception; if you’re craving Italian, garden variety pizza, sports bars, or steakhouses, Northeast Philly has them. If you want incredible food with an incredible riverfront view along the Delaware, peruse the vast menus of Three Monkeys’ or Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe and grab a bite.
If you don’t feel like braving the Center City traffic over to Fogo De Chao, the Northeast has its own incredible Brazilian steakhouse in the form of Picanha Grill. Come by the Dining Car or the Mayfair Diner for some breakfast comfort food. If you’re still clamoring for more in the evening, you can’t get takeout any more authentic than China Gourmet.
For a more comprehensive listing on all of the above (and more) things to do in Northeast Philly, we highly recommend that you read this guide from YellowPages.