University City

The bustling heart of West Philadelphia and the academic epicenter of the entire region, University City is so named due to two of the largest and most influential institutions in town: the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.


How to get there

Take Regional Rail to 30th Street or University City, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21 & 42.


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Things To Do

There is so much to do in University City! Whether you're exploring the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania or grabbing food and drinks at of the many bars and restaurants, there is something for everyone. You can take in a show at World Cafe Live, or people watch on a comfy bench at Clark Park. Neighborhood highlights include Penn Park and the Penn Museum, as well as restaurants like Distrito, Pod, and Dock Street Brewery. 

For a full list of things to do, visit University City District's Neighborhood Guide

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