The city of Brotherly Love is a myriad of adjectives. Historic, vibrant, cosmopolitan, friendly, and proud. An obvious choice for history buffs, but equally so for anyone looking for a city break brimming with things to do and experience. Philly is a "real" American city full of surprises.
The first thing you will discover about Philadelphia is that it is a walker’s paradise. Easy to navigate with neighbourhoods full of character and local flavour. One-of-a-kind restaurants are numerous and the food some of the best you will find in America.
Of course, all the historic highlights like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are musts, but you'll want to get under the surface of this city and soak up the atmosphere at iconic gems like Reading Terminal Market. A hustle and bustle of local market vendors selling all sorts along with the real reason for going -authentic Philly Cheesesteak stands. You haven’t visited Philadelphia until you’ve sampled their signature sandwich!
And, you must join the thousands of visitors each year who make like "Rocky" and run the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Good way to work off that cheesesteak!
Philly also offers plenty of retail opportunities holding its own against New York City. Plus there is no sales tax on clothing or shoes.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford