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
- 1 Philadelphia Museum of Art
- 2 Liberty Bell
- 3 Society Hill
- 4 Rittenhouse Square
- 5 Boat House Row
- 6 Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
- 7 Love Park
- 8 Reading Terminal Market
- 9 Philadelphia Chinatown
- 10 National Museum of American Jewish History
- 11 Betsy Ross House
- 12 Penn's Landing
- 13 First Bank of the United States
- 14 Avenue of the Arts
Other Sightseeing Options in Philadelphia
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