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If You Missed it: 5 Great Picks from Fall Center City District’s Restaurant Week

The Granary, Restaurant Week Picks

Did you miss Fall Center City District’s Restaurant Week?

Fortunately, when you live in Center City, Philly, you can pretend it’s restaurant week all year round. We’re here to boil your restaurant options from 120+ down to our top 5 picks. Hey, you might have missed the main event, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a superb meal tonight. Just don’t forget to make reservations!

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The Best Places to Grab a Drink in Center City


Central City Best Drinks Granary Apartments

Some nights, you just need to peel yourself off your couch and get out into the real world with good friends and good drinks.

These hand-picked bars and cafes near The Granary are all a seven minute walk or less, and you’ll enjoy a relaxed night with high quality beer and wine in hand. Isn’t it time you plugged into Center City? Here are the best places to grab drinks in Center City.

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5 Ways to Stay Cool in Philly This Summer

staying cool in Philly summer

There’s nothing better than Philly summers. But sometimes, the heat can feel tropical and unrelenting. On days like that, when your hair’s decided it’s curly and even your elbows are sweating, it’s important to have a game plan for keeping the heat down.

As amazing as your brand new apartment in Center City is, it’s great to get out and enjoy everything Philly has to offer. Here are our top 5 ways to stay cool in Philly this summer:

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5 Day Staycation in Philly

5 Day Staycation in Philly

That recent Philly Airbnb tax that passed has got us thinking. People are flocking to Philly, and no wonder. It’s an incredible place, and was recently ranked as the top 2015 travel destination in America by the New York Times.

Ironically enough, it’s tough to take advantage of all Philly has to offer when you live here – how often do you go to work, head straight to spin class, and  drive straight home?

Let’s skip the insane airfare prices, traffic, and long waits that usually accompany summer vacations. Here’s a sample of what you could experience on a 5 day staycation in Philly.

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The Best Cooking Classes in Philadelphia

The Best Cooking Classes in Philadelphia

Get ready to  fill up your Granary Apartment with the aroma of delicious homemade dishes.  There are so many wonderful cooking classes in Philadelphia and near the Granary, that there is no excuse to be getting takeout every night! Impress a date by learning to cook some gourmet cuisine. Here are some of the best cooking classes around you.

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Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Science in Philly didn’t end with Ben Franklin.

Philly has always been a hub for new scientific endeavors, and currently, we’re stoking the interest of younger scientists. Just take a look at this photo of Katie Couric hanging out with science-savvy girl scouts in Philly. The science bug has bitten Philly, and we’re excited to be part of the future in our beautiful (and smart!) city. Here are some big reasons why Philly and science are a match made in –  well, a really nice lab.

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Summer School: Unique DIY Classes Around Center City

hands holding grapesYou might be out of school, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. There are plenty of unique classes around Center City to explore your interests and invest time in learning new skills – and they don’t require tons of money or time. Take time to explore the following options for unique classes around Center City today:

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A Day in Philly’s Chinatown

Chinatown Philly

If you’re dying for a day trip, you don’t have to go too far – Philly’s Chinatown is one of the most entertaining (and full of delicious food) destinations you’ll get to this year. From Zagat-rated asian restaurants to art exhibits and beautiful, elaborate China Gate – by the time you return to your luxury Philly apartment, you may be a little breathless. Ready to spend the day in Philly’s Chinatown?

Here’s a roundup of the most authentic food and entertaining scenes:

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Learn Forever Near The Granary – Nearby Educational Institutions For All Ages

Yellow and white jellyfish at Philadelphia's Adventure Aquarium

Living in Philadelphia means that like it or not, you’re surrounded by some of the most historic locations in the entire country. Even if you’re done with school, there’s no end to the educational opportunities in and around the City of Brotherly Love – and you don’t have to look very far to find them!

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Enter To Win a $250 Shopping Spree At The Granary

Enter to win a $250 shopping spree to the retailers of your choice at the The Granary Luxury Apartments! Spend it all in one place or throughout our retailers: Unleashed by Petco, Pizzeria Vetri, GNC, Whirled Peace – Frozen Yogurt and LPQ – Le Pain Quotidien!

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