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Top attractions 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!
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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
This was a really good tour for getting an overview of Philadelphia's place in the history of our country. The walking tour was at a comfortable pace and we were able to see the historical buildings and sites we might have missed had we not taken the tour (First Bank, Second Bank, Ben Franklin's home site, Elfreth Alley) along with a good explanation of the better known sites: Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross house). Also, the small size of the group allowed all participants to ask as many questions as they wanted and the answers were very informative. Definitely recommended!
The tour was led by Rob, a history aficionado, great communicator, all with the benefit of a much appreciated dose of humour. The natural consequence was one of the best tours we have ever had. And we do have quite an experience with city walking tours. A very good structure for the two hours -the general context clearly explained plus focus on relevant details.
Adam gave us the historical tour of Philly and we learned things we had before known earlier on other tours. Our favorite part of the tour with Adam was learning so much about the liberty bell. Our favorite tour with Alex of the breweries was The Foodery. Thank you to both of them for such a great day of walking, learning and drinking!
We had walked nearly 10 miles on the 1st day, but there were still some places throughout the city that we wanted to see. This gave us the flexibility to get on and off as we needed all while getting to hear knowledge about the city.
Adam was great with our teen boys. He was thoroughly knowledgeable and shared interesting facts with us. He gave us time to get out of car and do some exploring. We loved the trip!