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Best Spots for a Great View of Philadelphia


Close your eyes and picture a beautiful summer day with a cool summer breeze, lots of sunshine and the faint sound of the city’s bustle in the near distance. When you open, there’s the beautiful Philadelphia skyline in front of you.

That’s what inspired us to find these amazing views of the city. We wanted to find the best spots to show off its beauty, and these vantage points are unbeatable.


Grab a drink and enjoy the incredible bird’s eye view of Center City at SkyGarten. Just named Best of Philly Best New Beer Garden 2016, SkyGarten is Philadelphia’s highest beer garden at 51 levels above street level. It’s definitely a must-see view of our beautiful skyline.

The fairly new One Liberty Observation Deck gives a 360-degree view of the City of Brotherly Love. The deck is open year-round in the mornings, afternoons and nights so you can get an unique view anytime of the year!

Philly’s City Hall is the tallest one in the country, so enjoy the view it has to offer with the City Hall Observation Deck! Soak in the history while also getting a beautiful view from the heart of the city.


Enjoy spectacular views and a fine dining experience at Top of the Tower in Three Logan Square building. Check out their SkyBrunch or book your next big event to stun your guests.

With outdoor seating along the beautiful Delaware River and a perfect view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Morgan’s Pier is the place to be in the summer. Grab a drink and stay for dinner while soaking up the riverfront views.

Transformed from an historic abandoned vocational school, the BOK building in South Philly is home to Bok Bar on the rooftop. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the city and Vietnamese and Filipino street food cuisine, along with a long list of beers and wines.


Moshulu is a restaurant and historic site on the world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship. Permanently docked at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware, enjoy the best of both views: a sparkling city skyline on one side and calm waters on the other.

Sandwiched between Kelley Drive and the Schuylkill River, the iconic BoatHouse Row offers a unique view of the river and the city. A view within itself with beautiful Victorian houses, it’s best at nighttime all lit up!

The Philadelphia Art Museum sits on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway giving visitors a perfect view down the Parkway leading into Center City. Head to the rear of the museum for a beautiful view of the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row.


Among the acres and acres of lush greenery in Fairmount Park, the Belmont Plateau offers one of the most beautiful and picturesque views. Our tip: head there in the fall for the perfect combination of colorful changing leaves and the city skyline.



Do you have any hidden skyline spots? Please share with us in the comments!