Philadelphia is one of America’s oldest cities, with dozens of famous historic sites, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. It’s also a modern city, with eye-catching architecture that has appeared in movies and TV shows from Rocky to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. If you’re looking for some new shots for your Instagram feed, you’ve come to the right city. From West Philly to Old City, here are some of the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia.
1. The Philadelphia Museum of Art
This is possibly Philadelphia’s most iconic photo spot — it’s featured in the scene in Rocky where Sylvester Stallone runs up the museum’s steps. Visitors have recreated the scene for decades in the exact spot. If you don’t have time to visit the museum, you can still go for a run up the steps and get your victory shot looking out over the city. If you do have time, there are plenty more Instagrammable sights inside.
Philadelphia has dozens of former warehouses and industrial spaces that have become converted into photo studios and artist lofts. This warehouse has a bright, open floor plan and panoramic windows with sunset views. If you’re looking for an Instagrammable photo shoot location for the day, you can rent this creative, artistic space directly on Peerspace. Go for a minimalist aesthetic or bring some props along for some additional fun.
3. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens are easy to miss: they’re tucked away behind a gate on South Street. But if you take the time to wander inside, you’ll find one of the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia. Full of statues, mosaics, and art made out of glass bottles and bicycle tires, there are plenty of things to photograph in this funky artistic maze.
Philadelphia is full of antique buildings with vintage charm, especially in historic parts of town like Old City. This naturally lit, 900-square-foot space with two levels and an open floor plan. You can use it for a simple photoshoot on the stylish furniture, or use the brick-lined walls as a backdrop. You can also arrange for equipment rentals directly through Peerspace if you need more gear.
This multi-purpose event space in Mt. Airy features themed rooms with offbeat furniture and decor. Choose from a red-walled parlor with patterned furniture, or a purple room with black couches. A variety of colorful artwork lines the walls, giving each room a distinct vibe. You can get dozens of photos in each of these unique rooms. Check the calendar to see when it’s available and make your booking today.
6. Geno’s Steaks
Philadelphia is famous for its cheesesteaks, and one of the most iconic places to get them is at Geno’s Steaks in South Philadelphia. This place is open 24 hours a day, so grab a picture of the neon signs and the line of hungry people queuing up outside. Don’t forget to post a shot of your Geno’s cheesesteak before you eat it!
This bright and colorful penthouse apartment in North Philadelphia will surely get your Instagram followers talking. Located on the 18th floor, you’ll have views of the city and the Rodin Museum below. The modern kitchen gets lots of natural light, making it perfect for a food-oriented photo shoot. Part of the rental fee is applied to your food and bar tab, making this an affordable option if you want to stick around and enjoy the view after your shoot.
This mansion in West Mount Airy is the perfect spot for recreating that historic Philadelphia vibe. With furnished porches, a terrace, and a one-acre lawn, at this mansion, all you’ll need to do is put on your period costume to feel right at home. Stage your photoshoot in front of the piano, fireplaces, staircase, or portico. With brightly colored walls and hardwood floors throughout, it won’t take much effort to show off your elegant, sophisticated side in this historic home.
This rustic restaurant is perfect for a food-themed Instagram shoot. And you don’t have to stick to the restaurant theme: it’s available for events, parties, and more. With natural wood floor and plant accents, this is the perfect spot to show off your healthy new diet.
10. The skyline view from South Street Bridge
No Instagram feed is complete without a view of the city skyline. One of the best places to get that view in Philly is from the South Street Bridge. From there, continue north up the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk for views of the Fairmount Waterworks and Boathouse Row. Boathouse Row becomes even more Instagrammable during the winter when it’s lit up with holiday lights.
11. LOVE and AMOR Sculptures
Finally, don’t miss the LOVE Sculpture, which is easily one of the most instagrammable places in Philadelphia. After all, Philly is known as the City of Brotherly Love, and from the right angle, you can get the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the shot. Not far from the original, the AMOR sculpture was added in 2016 by the same artist to honor the city’s Spanish-speaking population.
These are just a few of the most instagrammable places in Philadelphia. For more ideas, follow your favorite Philadelphia hashtags on Instagram to see what other people are snapping photos of. And you can always search on Peerspace for the perfect photoshoot location!