Top Tours & Activities in Philadelphia
The fifth-biggest city in the United States by population, Philadelphia is more than just a cream cheese! It's where much of the foundation of the U.S. took place. Here are some great starting points for you to discover "Philly"...
With over 227,000 individual objects in its various collections, you'd better dedicate an entire day to one of the country's premier art museums - there's not just American but international art to be seen!
This symbolic bell was rung as the Declaration of Independence was read out in 1776. Go and see it on the intersection of 6th Street and Market Street!
Follow the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the path to American independence.
Lancaster is the largest city in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the Amish community has traditionally lived.
Visit the filming locations for the Rocky movies, from North to South Philadelphia. The best thing about this tour is not only that you'll see places in Philly you might not have thought of visiting before, but you'll also be able to meet and nerd out with other Rocky fans!
A homage to the art of mosaicing by Isaiah Zagar! You can learn about the mosaic garden's background from a tour guide, or simply wander through the shimmery labyrinth yourself.
Poe, one of the most spine-chilling writers of all time, spent six years living in Philadelphia. Here, you can visit his home and listen to his stories as you walk thru to get a real sense of eerie context!
Officially called JFK Plaza, Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture lends the park its nickname. It's also home to a large and vibrant skateboarding community. If you're in Philadelphia at Christmas, don't miss the annual market held here!
A tour to Brandywine Valley will allow you to visit grand country estates just outside the city, such as the Nemours Mansion, to enrich your understanding of the local area. Oh, and the chance to sample regional wines.
There are so many things to see and do at this resort a couple of hours outside Philadelphia - including a water park and opportunities for skiing in the winter.
For all tours involving alcohol, such as to vineyards, all participants must be over 21 years of age.
Philadelphia is known for its summer events, so check online to see what's happening to ensure you don't miss out!
Plan to visit Philadelphia if you're visiting other East Coast cities like Washington DC or NYC - it's a relatively short drive or train ride.
Philadelphia's famous sandwich is the cheesesteak. The best place to try one? You'll get different answers depending on who you ask and in which part of the city!
- CurrencyUSD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-04:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitIn terms of avoiding the humidity and crowds of the summer months and the snowfall in the fall and winter, March through May is your best bet for enjoying perfect weather in the City of Brotherly Love.
Things to Do in Philadelphia
Top Attractions in Philadelphia
- 1Philadelphia Museum of Art
- 2The Liberty Bell
- 3Betsy Ross House
- 4Love Park
- 5Washington Square Park
- 6Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
- 7Rodin Museum
- 8Boat House Row
- 9Penn's Landing
- 10Rittenhouse Square
- 11First Bank of the United States
- 12Philadelphia Chinatown
- 13Society Hill
- 14Reading Terminal Market
- 15University of Pennsylvania Law School
- 16Please Touch Museum
- 17Philadelphia Zoo
- 18Eastern State Penitentiary
- 19Academy of Music Philadelphia
- 20Mutter Museum
Other Sightseeing Options in Philadelphia
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What People Are Saying About Philadelphia
Phil, our guide for the Philadelphia walking tour has an absolutely great sense of enthusiasm about the city's history. Even though it rained somewhat, we enjoyed the tour and learned a lot!
Alex was great! Very knowledgeable and had a great presentation! The weather was perfect and we were exhausted! So glad we chose the walking tour for our first visit to Philadelphia!
When I am away on business my wife sometimes comes along. I engage a guide for her where ever we are. This guide was one of the best we have had over the years.
Ben's ability to be both informative and informal at the same time made our tour of the sights and pubs in Philly enjoyable. A "show must go on" disregard for rainy weather was also appreciated. Much needed dinner suggestions at the last stop helped us find some great food following the tour.
I am local to the area but was surprised how much I never knew about Philadelphia. The tour guide became everyone's best friend by the end of the tour, truly excellent tour. We did not want it to end.