A Weekend on the Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, or simply “the Parkway,” is in many ways the cultural heart of Philadelphia. Designed in 1917 to emulate the Champs-Elys�es, the Parkway has been host to the nation´s oldest Thanksgiving Parade, Live 8, a free Bruce Springsteen concert and Sunoco Welcome America!, Philadelphia´s July 4th party.

Lined with flags from around the world, the Parkway begins at City Hall and ends dramatically at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Between these two points, you´ll discover 4,000-year-old books, 120 sculptures by Auguste Rodin, America´s most historic prison and much, much more.

Since water is the theme, seafood is especially apt for ordering � we recommend the Mediterranean-influenced grilled octopus. Thirsty? You´re at the right place. In addition to a generous wine list, the restaurant offers an international list of waters to try.

After dinner, step outside to enjoy the promenade along the river, the sculptural gardens and the illuminated Philadelphia skyline.

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