Things to do in Philadelphia

Things to do in Philadelphia

Uncover the stories of Pennsylvania’s largest city, Philadelphia, with a trip to one of America’s most historic cities. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the United States with a chance to explore over 67 national historic landmarks and institutions like the National Constitution Center. Visit the city’s World Heritage Site, Independence Hall, the iconic location where the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution were first signed.

Philly, as it’s also commonly known as, offers a wide variety of fun-filled things to do. Stop by the Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, and don’t forget that a visit to the city isn’t complete without tasting the signature Philly cheesesteak!

The birthplace of American independence, Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn. The name of the city translates to City of Brotherly Love and the city itself is a vibrant mix of history, art and culture.

Philly, as it is commonly called, is famous for its public art with more sculptures and murals than any other city in USA. Seeing the best graffiti and statutes won’t break the bank balance as you can join many free tours and admire them absolutely free of charge!

It’s also home to many national historical sites with the Independence National History Park as a starting point and centre for all the major landmarks, including the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell is located, the symbol of the American Revolution.

Visit the world’s largest urban landscaped park, the Fairmount Park with over 37 km² of green area. There are plenty of paths and hiking trails and after that, enjoy some local specialities: a cheesesteak sandwich, a soft pretzel or some Tastykake snacks.

Go City Philadelphia: All-Inclusive pass

Get unlimited access to 25 of Philadelphia’s top attractions for up to 45% less

What’s included

Choice of a 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day, or 5 Day pass
Unlimited access to 25+ attractions for the duration of your pass
Insider info (guidebook and map)

What’s not included

Guide gratuities (optional, if applicable)
Transportation to and from the attractions


Best time to visit Philadelphia

The best time to visit Philadelphia is from March to May, when the city thaws from the cold winter and moderate room rates can be found at the hotels. Plus, a spring visit will yield a burst of photogenic cherry blossoms around the city.

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