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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

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.

Philadelphia: Historical Walking Tour Reviewed by patricia, 04/13/2019

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

See (a couple of) the sights in an original way

It was our first "Segway-experience" and WE LOVED IT! Our guide Barry was very kind and patient while he explained everything; he made us feel as comfortable as possible before taking us out on the streets. He looked after our safety throughout the visit (we had booked the 1 hour tour), and took some photos along the way, so we could fully concentrate on driving the Segway. I have to admit that my knees were a bit sore afterwards, but that probably has something to do with my age (47 years). I really recommend this agency: professional, friendly guides, visit was worth the money!

Philadelphia: 1-Hour Segway Adventure Tour Reviewed by Ingrid, 11/03/2018

Great tour, interesting an dfunny explanations

we enjoyed the tour, learned and stopped at places that were new to us ,after visiting Philly in the past. Enjoyed the explanations and the tour. Reommended

Philadelphia Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Tickets Reviewed by Idit, 10/09/2018