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Midtown Village & The Gayborhood

Over the years, the rectangular section of Center City between 11th & Broad Streets, and Market & Spruce Streets has been divvied up and called different things by developers and realtors. But the current appellation - Midtown Village - serves it well: It resides in the dead-center middle of Center City, between the history-heavy mainstays of Old City and Independence National Historical Park, and the upscale cosmopolitan majesty of Rittenhouse Square.

As part of the larger umbrella known as Washington Square West, Midtown Village also contains the LGBTQ-centric Gayborhood, with its restaurants, galleries and hot spots; the popular dining destinations of the famed 13th Street corridor; and some of the biggest and best hotels and theaters in the city. The term “Gayborhood” was first used to describe OutFest by the City Paper, when David Warner described it as a “beautiful day in the gayborhood.”  Philly Pride immediately began to use to the term the following year to describe the area of our gay pride parade formation. It has now become a universally recognized term.

How to get there

Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 13th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, Trolley Routes to 13th Street, and any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station. There are also several Bus Routes that serve the Gayborhood including Routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 42, and 45. Plan your trip here.

Fare

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.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Center City District Restaurant Week

Center City Philadelphia

More than 60 restaurants in the Center City District offer signature three-course dinners for $40 per person and three-course lunches for $25 per guest during the fall edition of Center City District Restaurant Week - from 9/18 thru 9/30. Participating restaurants this season include Amada, Barbuzzo, Liberte Lounge, Mixto, SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Club and Tequilas Restaurant. Plus, diners can enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year at select Center City restaurants. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click here to get started!

20210918 00:00 20211001 00:00 America/New_York Center City District Restaurant Week <p>More than 60 restaurants in the Center City District offer signature three-course dinners for $40 per person and three-course lunches for $25 per guest during the fall edition of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/events/center-city-restaurant-week/">Center City District Restaurant Week</a>&nbsp;- from 9/18 thru 9/30. Participating restaurants this season include Amada, Barbuzzo, Liberte Lounge, Mixto, SOUTH Kitchen &amp; Jazz Club and Tequilas Restaurant. Plus, diners can enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year at select Center City restaurants. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">here</a> to get started!</p> Philadelphia City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park at City Hall is once again home to free fitness classes on Monday and Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from Center City Fit. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20210423 00:00 20211124 00:00 America/New_York Center City Fit <p><a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467939999998&amp;zoom=16">Dilworth Park</a> at City Hall is once again&nbsp;home to free fitness classes on Monday and Thursday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/center-city-fit?page=1" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Center City Fit</a>.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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