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Top Tours & Activities in Philadelphia

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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

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

A very comprehensive tour of Philadelphia with an excellent guide.

This tour was so much more than a Rocky Movie Tour. Our guide, Jason was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. The tour covered many of the neighbourhoods of Philly that we would never have visited. The Rocky tour was supplemented with clips of the movie and we were able to spend time at the various locations at our leisure. We were taken to many of the sights of Philadelphia and the route was carefully planned and covered the city from one side to the other. The views from the cemetery over the river were brilliant and a highlight that we would have missed had we been on our own. Jason also made very good recommendations for places to eat in the city and other places of interest that we might like to see in our own time. We had a brilliant morning and I unreservedly recommend this tour with Jason as your guide for anybody visiting Philadelphia.

Beavan was informative and entertaining.

He gave us a more in depth perspective of US history and spoke loudly and clearly.
Free 2-Hour Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Independence Mall Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/15/2014

This tour was so much fun....our tour guide, Chuck, was super!

Loved the whole experience. Enjoyed the different beers, the pubs, walking the city.
Philadelphia: 2-Hour Philly on Tap Pub Tour Reviewed by Kathy, 06/04/2014

Informative, fun and good for the whole family.

We had a great time. Guide was very knowledgeable. Good information and fun trivia. Not too long, not too short of a walk. Had children with us and they enjoyed as well.
Free 2-Hour Walking Tour of Philadelphia's Independence Mall Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/02/2014

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