For everything you miss, Center City.

It’s not just the shopping and dining, it’s the people and experiences we miss most. Come support our businesses. Center City has helpful, dedicated staff operating with care and eager to assist when you’re ready.

Businesses downtown are following CDC and local guidelines to serve your needs safely with care. Visit CCD’s Resource Guide for a range of resources to help you navigate these challenging times while enjoying the unique amenities downtown offers. 

Support Black-owned businesses. This magazine article features several businesses in the region as well as a link to a more comprehensive directory.

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Follow us on Restaurant Week and Shop Center City social accounts for updates throughout the week.



Our historic shopping streets are brimming with some of Philadelphia’s best retail boutiques and independently owned businesses offering unique holiday gift ideas. Local stores are open with enhanced safety measures. Major indoor shopping malls are open. Shop safely inside or explore online options from stores offering in-store and curbside pickup.

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Eat & Drink

An assortment of restaurants, cafes, and fast-casual eateries are open for outdoor dining and takeout in Center City. Make a reservation for socially distanced outdoor dining with heating and weather-proofing for your comfort or get your favorites to go. Place an order for pickup or delivery to enjoy meals from Center City chefs at home. Add cocktails to go for in-home happy hour as well.

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Many parks are open with enhanced safety measures for socially distanced fun. Enjoy holiday lights, craft markets, pop-up performances and outdoor exercise. Tune into virtual tours or simply take a walk to see the city’s historic landmarks and architecture.

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