Downtown Philadelphia
Curio Local Guide

Philadelphia

Authored by Darren Burton
Darren Burton
Professional Photographer

We sent Philadelphia local and photographer extraordinaire, Darren Burton, to The Logan Philadelphia Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the beautiful hotel, shoot some photos, and create a Curio Local Guide for Philadelphia full of tips and local secrets just for you.

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Philadelphia is a melting pot of ideas. As of late, we have been undergoing a huge renaissance in our local arts scene. No matter where you go, you will find diversity and a vibrant culture.

View from a Philadelphia restaurant
Photographers at work on city rooftop
Taxidermy wild cat at museum with bird in mouth
Restaurant with retro decor

My Perfect Day

What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?

Spruce Street harbor
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

If my friend was at the hotel for 24 hours, I would have them get breakfast at the Urban Farmer Restaurant on the 1st floor (I’d suggest the honey biscuit with country sausage and chicken). Afterwards, I’d urge them to spend their afternoon on the parkway checking out the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, and The Franklin Institute.

Of course, they’d be hungry after all the walking so I’d suggest going to Tela’s Market on 19th and Fairmount to eat their famous soft-shell crab sandwich, followed by a strawberry & banana gelato from Philly Flavors. By this time, I’m sure they’d be tired so I’d suggest a visit to The Logan Spa at the hotel for a nice massage and a nap.

In the evening, I’d urge them to put on a casual outfit and head over to Silk City in the Northern Liberties neighborhood to grab a bite to eat (I’d suggest getting the shrimp & grits). After dinner, the grand finale would be to head over to The Fillmore for an awesome concert. When the concert is over and if they still want to party, I’d suggest dancing their little hearts out at The Barbary right down the street.

Where to stay

The Logan hotel exterior The Logan lobby Guest Room at The Logan
The Logan logo

The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton

Welcome to The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton, a stylish new hotel that captures the spirit of its surroundings. The lobby and guest rooms are vibrant with local artwork, and our downtown hotel is just a mile from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The Logan Philadelphia was refreshing. I wasn’t expecting to see as much Philadelphia-themed art as I did, so when I saw all of the abstract pieces it piqued my interest to want to know, see and learn more. Upon entering the hotel, you immediately get a sense of the enticing mix of culture, commerce and history. Additionally, the hotel is laid out in a way that gives guests a great sense of space and design – including the rooms and public areas.

As a photographer, you tend to enjoy the visuals just as much as everything else. As soon as you walk into The Logan Philadelphia there’s this modern yet comforting feel. The design isn’t too classic, neither is it too modern/minimal. Everything was in balance aesthetically and really quite remarkable. One of the major things that stood out to me was the Urban Farmer Restaurant located on the 1st floor. In all of my visits to hotels, I have NEVER had such quality and delicious food. The fact that there is a restaurant that’s phenomenal is one of many reasons why you may never even need to step out of the hotel during your stay. Everything you need is literally right there, including a spacious spa and fitness center.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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