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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

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

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

Independence National Historic Park

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

Amish Country

Amish Country

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

Rocky Location Tour
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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!

Magic Gardens
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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.

Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site
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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!

LOVE Park

LOVE Park

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!

Brandywine Valley
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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

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!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-04:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    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

A perfect activity for first day in Philly

We esp enjoyed Robin and Sebastion - we were sleep-deprived upon arriving to the city early, and this was the perfect activity to do all day before being able to check into our AirBnb. Learned a lot about the city and enjoyed the Hard Rock Cafe (first time to one) as well as Harbor Park (great place to take a nap).

Philadelphia: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Reviewed by Jerilyn, 06/14/2019

Excellent walking tour of the Italian Market

Very good walking tour to visit and learn about a different part os Philadelphia

Informative learning experience with Mike

Our tour guide Mike has a passion for history and for his city which showed in this tour. I learned things I never knew and had a better appreciation for the men and women who were instrumental in the birth of our country.

Chuck was excellent and the tour was fantastic

Chuck made the tour!! He was very personable. Spent time not just explaining all about the market, but also the history of Philly, current changes affecting the market and political influences affecting the future of the market. He took time to take us to various vendors and was spot on about their love of their products and the quality of their products. Would highly recommend Chuck to anyone. It was good to see someone who was so proud of his city. I am planning to bring my adult sons to Philly to experience this tour with Chuck.

Outstanding! Megan was a phenomenal tour guide.

Megan did a great job with our tour, we walked quite a few places, but it was easy to hear her and she told great stories. We would highly recommend her and the tour.

Philadelphia Ghost Tour by Candlelight Reviewed by Karla, 04/01/2019