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Top 10 Highlights of 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"...

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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!

Liberty Bell

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!

Independence National Historic Park

Follow the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the path to American independence.

Amish Country

Lancaster is the largest city in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the Amish community has traditionally lived.

Photo: John Salvino@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Rocky Location Tour

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!

Photo: Alex Thomson@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Magic Gardens

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.

Photo: anokarina@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site

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!

Photo: Teemu008@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brandywine Valley

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.

Pocono Mountains

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.

Planning Your Philadelphia Visit

Age limit

For all tours involving alcohol, such as to vineyards, all participants must be over 21 years of age.

Summer fun

Philadelphia is known for its summer events, so check online to see what's happening to ensure you don't miss out!

City tours

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.

Local dish

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!

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    In 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.

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What People Are Saying About Philadelphia

Tour guide was excellent and so engaging. I laughed and learned.

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.
Historic & Haunted Pub Crawl in Philadelphia Reviewed by Joseph, 06/27/2016

A great way to be introduced to the markets!

Nina our tour guide was very informative and made the trip really interesting and i loved the free tastings too

We were so happy with not only our tour, but also our guide, Owen!

The 4 of us on our Rocky Tour were totally satisfied with our guide and presentation. That he played Rocky video excerpts during the tour enhanced the trip. Owen knew not only the movies but also Philly like a historian. 2 of us traveled from San Francisco to do the tour and were overwhelmed with the experience. All of us had a great, fun time, even Owen I believe. He deserves a raise.

This was the best possible way to see the city of Philadelphia!

We had wonderful time on the Segways and really enjoyed the tour. We have visited Philadelphia several times but we saw many new sights on this tour and our guide Mike was the best! He really made it a great experience.
Philadelphia: 2-Hour Segway Adventure Reviewed by Michele, 03/28/2016

Perrfect way to tour the city and get the local flavor

Marvrllous experience! The Segway training really makes you comfortable using those things, which turn out to be a lot of fun. The guide was great - showed local landmarks and tips and trivia about the area. And, of course, the Philly cheese steaks were great - really interesting to compare the nuances in mode of preparation - meat and onion cut, etc. Pat's pickles were great but I like the Gino's cheese steaks the best.
Philly Cheesesteak Tour and Tastings by Segway Reviewed by Daniel, 12/28/2015

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