Where to find the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia?April 24, 2018
Electric Light Mural in South Philly
Local artists David Guinn and Sarah Anton created the neon-lit Electric Street mural to keep riffraff out of a dark South Philly alley. (But folks coming by to snap away is A-OK.) It’s located just around the corner from the equally luminous Pat‘s and Geno’s, so swing there by for a cheesesteak or cheese fries after you post.
The towering Corinthian columns at 30th Street Station
This transportation hub at 30th and Market Streets is one of the most stately looking structures in Philadelphia. Opened in 1933 and then remodeled in 1989, the station still retains some of its grand historic elements, such as the soaring statue of archangel Michael in the terminal and the cool time board that flickers when train schedules are updated. For a sweeping shot, step outside and point your lens up at the massive columns of the portico—just keep your eyes peeled for taxis and Ubers zooming by to pick up passengers.
Cheesesteak Vegas at Geno’s Steaks
Geno’s Steaks may not be one of our picks for the best Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia, but a trip to this lit-up corner—shared with its slightly less-flashy rival Pat’s King of Steaks—is prime IG material. Go at night, then opt for a head-on shot of Geno’s from the corner of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue to capture the full in-your-face effect.
A view of Philly’s sunset from Bok Bar
One of the city’s most stunning rooftop views exists on top of a former high school in a quiet Southeast Philadelphia neighborhood. It’s only open during the summer and early fall, so you’ll have to time your snapping accordingly. Once you’re up there, switch to the panoramic mode feature on your phone for a jaw-dropping shot of the city from West Philly all the way to Ben Franklin Bridge.