11.MORNING HIGH, 10 A.M.
The new Manhattan branch of High Street on Market might have a line out the door, but you can grab a table at the original if you time it right. Standout items from Eli Kulp’s highly skilled kitchen are the baked goods —the “red eye” danish, a pastry topped with country ham and coffee-spiked gravy, has graced the cover of Saveur — but for something more filling try the Hickory Town breakfast sandwich, stuffed with eggs, Lancaster bologna and Amish horseradish Cheddar. Coffee is from local roaster Rival Brothers. Breakfast for two, $30.
12.ART AND HOAGIES, NOON
It’s hard to believe that the Barnes Foundation’s 3,000-strong collection ofImpressionist, Post-Impressionist and early modern paintings was once owned by a single man. Take the hourlong tour that starts at noon ($45, includes $25 admission fee; book far in advance) for insights into the work and the history of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’s once-private collection. It’s unthinkable to leave the city without stopping at a Wawa, the convenience store that — according to locals, at least — has the best coffee, hoagies and meatball subs around. Follow up your museum visit with a trip to the new location at Broad and Walnut Streets. Pick up an Italian hoagie, and stroll up to City Hall to eat it at the newly designed green spaceDilworth Park, under the benevolent gaze of the William Penn statue atop the building.
The Logan Hotel
Located in a very central spot formerly occupied by the Four Seasons, The Logan Hotel (1 Logan Square; theloganhotel.com; doubles from $199) opened in December 2015 after a thorough redesign. Note the massive chandelier constructed from portraits of famous Philadelphians in the foyer.
This small hotel (1715 Rittenhouse Square St.; rittenhouse1715.com; doubles from $249) was once a carriage house and has a comfortable, homey atmosphere in its 23 rooms. The helpful staff have plenty of local tips.