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Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Chestnut Street is a major historic street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally named Wynne Street because Thomas Wynne's home was there. William Penn renamed it Chestnut Street in 1684. It runs east–west from the Delaware River waterfront in downtown Philadelphia through Center City and West Philadelphia. The road crosses the Schuylkill River on the Chestnut Street Bridge. It serves as eastbound Pennsylvania Route 3 between 63rd and 38th Streets.Points of interestFrom east to west: United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)National Liberty MuseumCarpenters' HallFirst National Bank (today, part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation)Old City HallSecond Bank of the United StatesIndependence HallLiberty BellBen Franklin House, formerly the Benjamin Franklin HotelBelgravia HotelThe Coronado BuildingDrexel UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
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  • Chestnut Street was filled with charm from the old buildings to the many stores. We stayed at the Ronald McDonald House on Chestnut Street which was an amazing place on it's own. The history this stre...  more »
  • There are places to stop along the way. There are restaurants and shopping. Places to stop and take pictures.  more »
  • Wondering the chestnut street gives one the advantage of shopping sightseeing some places to stay every day and all weather any season it is one of the most interesting streets in philly!!!!!!!! see y...  more »
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  • Great bagels! Really enjoyed the salt and the whole grain everything! Jalapeno cream cheese was awesome. She though her bagel breakfast sandwich was one of the best she's had. Rainbow bagel was fun and unique. Only thing I wish is that they get some type of tables or seating available outside on the sidewalk (since the inside is so small there is no room to eat there). Wish we had bagels like this in Dallas.
  • Exactly what a bagel shop should be. Well stocked with good fresh bagels, chalkboard menu, and snappy service. Lox was overpriced, but a real treat. Nice place to just walk in off the street and grab a quick bite.
  • We are from FL and we were in Philly for a National Scholar banquet for my daughter. And before we ever got to Philly she found the tie dye bagels on pinterest, so it was a must. We got 2 tie dye bagels with cake batter cream cheese and my husband had the breakfast sammy with bacon, egg, and cheddar on a jalapeno and cheese bagel. Everything was great!!
  • Great bagels, just be cautioned if you're going there in summer - due to the oven - it's HOT in there. If you don't mind sweating for a great bagel at a fair price, this is your place.
  • Came here to Philly to see a concert one night. On our way home we just wanted a quick to go breakfast. Originally we had another place in mind but I got us lost so this was the only place that sounded ok. Good thing I got us lost. This place was a real treat. We got two regular breakfast sandwiches, one with cheese and o e with sausage. Bagels were on point (not dry) and everything in the sandwich just went together so well. I don't know what cheese they used but dang it was good.

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Most of Philadelphia's hotels cluster around the compact city center, ensuring quick and easy access to major tourist sights and activities. The only drawback to staying in this area is the lack of free parking, so if you're exploring by car, considering booking into a bed and breakfast in one of the city's residential blocks. Visitors planning on longer stays can also consider several apartment hotels, offering spacious furnished units with complimentary Wi-Fi, free bike rentals, and access to rooftop terraces.
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