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My Perfect Day in Philadelphia: Jane Golden's Itinerary

The director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program tells us what she loves about the City of Brotherly Love

We asked executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Jane Golden to take us out on the town in Philadelphia for a day. “Philadelphia is a very unique city,” she said. “It is a city that cares about young people, it cares about community and it cares about arts and culture.” Follow Golden’s itinerary to find out where to have the best French onion soup and where to go for a biking adventure.

Morning: Brunching in Fairmount

I like Sabrina’s Café for breakfast. I love the brunch specials—especially the frittata! I also like getting coffee at La Colombe and walking around Rittenhouse Square.

Afternoon: Parisian Lunch and Biking

I would have lunch at Parc; that is a real treat. The French onion soup is the best. Then I’d go biking up to Manayunk or Valley Green.

Late Afternoon: Museum Musings

I’d spend the rest of the afternoon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Foundation and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Right now at PAFA there is a major retrospective about the 30-year span of our work both as the Anti-Graffiti Network and the Mural Arts Program. The exhibition, “Beyond The Paint.” will be up through April 6. Every Sunday we have wonderful events for families.

Evening: Dinner and a Show

My favorite activity is going to see a movie at the Ritz Theatre or going to the Arden Theatre for a play. For dinner, I’d have to go to Vedge. Everything there is great, but my favorites are the brussels sprouts, charred broccoli and spicy grilled tofu.

Late Night: Ending on a Sweet Note

For dessert, I love to try the different flavored gelati at Capogiro Gelato Artisans.