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Top sights in Philadelphia
Top 10 highlights of 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"...
3. Independence National Historic Park
Follow the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in the path to American independence.
4. Amish Country
Lancaster is the largest city in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the Amish community has traditionally lived.
5. 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!
6. 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.
7. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
Frequently asked questions about Philadelphia
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Planning Your Visit
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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- 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
The Double-Decker Hop-on Hop off Sightseeing tour is a must to see Philadelphia especially if you have only several days in the city. It has a lot of stops to be able to see most of Philadelphia. The tour guides and bus drivers were amazing. We took the 2 day tour and it was worth every penny. Our favorite stops were the Liberty Bell, The Independence Hall and of course the Reading Terminal Market where we sampled several ethnic foods as well as bought goodies and fruits, etc. If I'm craving of authentic ethnic food, I just hop in the plane the go to Philly then take the hop on hop off.
This tour was awesome. Kate was our tourguide she did a fantastic job, very dramatic and suspenseful. We very much enjoyed this tour, great value for the money. Thank you Kate, you were amazing!
Fun museum especially for families. The self guided tour of the frigate Olympia was very interesting. All ages would enjoy both experiences. And just the waterfront setting was worth the trip!
Good guide Provided lots of historic details and context that we appreciated and didn’t know
Staff was excellent from start to finish. Food was great. Awesome experience!!!