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Cool things to do in Philadelphia

MimMim I prefer my lovers…dead.Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright, so I finally made an awesome friend at school. Yay me! Even though I've been here for two years, I've been a shut in and I don't really know of any cool things to do around the city.

We went to the Mutter museum already and I'm looking for more things to do around the city for when we feel like going out. Any suggestions? Something less that $10 though. I want to have cheap or free fun, and anything unusual is a plus.

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  • mightyspacepopemightyspacepope Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm pretty sure that the Art Museum is free on Sundays.

    You could also hit South Street and just walk around. There's some cool stores and stuff there that are fun to just look through.

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  • shadowaneshadowane Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    It's gotten too cold really now but Rittenhouse Park is pretty nice in the summer. Lots of people sitting around and stuff.

    There's the Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount area (21st and Fairmount) which is pretty cool and inexpensive.

    Other than that, I can list off a lot of different Belgian bars and such but you don't seem interested in that from your post.

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  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm pretty sure that the Art Museum is free on Sundays.

    You could also hit South Street and just walk around. There's some cool stores and stuff there that are fun to just look through.

    www.phillymagicgardens.org is on South Street. I was impressed by it when I visited Philadelphia. It's definitely unusual and I think it was cheap (although not free).

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  • AlgrunAlgrun Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    one of the most fun free things to do is bundle up and walk around the area north of Old City (north of 2nd and Market) on the first friday of every month. the art galleries open their doors and often offer free food/wine, although the amount offered has gone down since young punks like me and you realized that First Friday is a great way to eat and drink without paying. it's a fun crowd and you can see lots of cool, local art as well as galleries featuring nationally prominent artists.

    wxpn's World Cafe Live (30th and Chestnut) has a free concert at noon series-- you have to sign up at the beginning of the week. i'm pretty sure they make you buy food, but I went once and only had soup for 6 dollars and got to see a really good band for free. it's also an intimate way to see a favorite band if they come through the city.

    also you can come see my band. just tell one of the guitarists that you read this on a penny arcade forum and we will cover the door price. there are also lots of great dj's that spin all over the place if you can stand some of the hipsters. good dj's in philly tend to play free shows that offer open bars from 9-10 or 9-11, which can be a good way to go out and not spend cash. Philadelphyinz throw great parties with great mixes and I'll go to them for a few hours and realize that I only spent 5-10 bucks, which is nice.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Go see some shows at the First Unitarian Church.

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  • MegaPureiboiMegaPureiboi Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    A nice walk down Chestnut or Walnut down to Old City is always nice.
    Also, I don't know what their schedule is like, you could try to see a Philly Roller Girls match.
    http://www.phillyrollerderby.com/
    Ok, looks like it might be their off season atm...

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    the Rodin Museum is one of my favorite places on Earth, and coincidentally happens to be donations-suggested, or essentially free

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