Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Are you new to the TempleTown area?  The TempleTown area is a great neighborhood full of things to do.  Here are some ideas to help you get to know your neighborhood!

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Best Places to Take a Date

The Creperie is the perfect place to take your date.  With both sweet and savory options located in the heart of campus at 13th and Norris, you and your date will enjoy a little taste of France, for an even smaller price. Bon appetit!

The perfect date requires a movie after dinner, so make sure you and your date check out Pearl Theater at Avenue North. They have a student discount if you bring your TUid. For more information and show times check out Pearl Theater.

Cheap Eats

Lunch trucks of course!  Check out Temple New’s Lunchies Awards.  Our personal favorite –  a slice of buffalo chicken pizza from Fame’s.

Best Place to Take Your Parents When They Visit

There are few sit-down, full-service restaurants in the area but The Draught Horse on Cecil B. has a great ambiance with its Temple sports memorabilia decor and decent beer selection.  If you don’t mind traveling off campus, check out the Fairmount neighborhood for a quiet and family friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of restaurants that you and your family will both enjoy. We suggest checking out La Calaca Feliz at 23rd and Fairmount if you’re in the mood for some Mexican or Hickory Lane Bistro for some American bistro style food.

Getting Around

In the TempleTown area, you have more than just SEPTA‘s public transportation system; you also have TU R Door and the Owl Loop.

Museums and Stuff

Check out the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia, located only a block away from campus on 17th and Montgomery. The institute features a bunch of free exhibits, courses, and events. It was established to provide free science education to the people of Philadelphia. For more information about featured exhibits and events visit Wagner Free Institute.

Also nearby is the Philadelphia Zoo and the Please Touch Museum.

Giving Back to the Community

TempleTown Realty has been a longtime supporter of non-profit, Tree House Books on 15th and Susquehanna.  Not only is it a used bookstore (almost all books are under $5), it is also a community center that offers free after-school programs for area children.  You can volunteer with their tutoring program or magazine project, or help with other administrative duties.


For all that’s happening in Philadelphia, check out — the official tourism blog of Philadelphia.  They post regular updates on all kinds of events happening around Philly year-round.


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TempleTown Realty is a leading provider of off campus student housing in the Temple University area.  TempleTown Realty is a private housing provider.  We have no direct affiliation with Temple University.