Home to iconic historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions, and distinct neighbourhoods, Philadelphia has genuine energy and spirit. As one of the most walkable cities in the United States with one of the largest city-owned urban park systems, Philadelphia is home to endless trails, riverfronts, parks, and outdoor opportunities.
Philadelphia is the first World Heritage City in the U.S. and home to American history, chef-driven cuisine, abundant outdoor space, and an unparalleled arts and culture community.
Visitors should not miss a tour of Independence National Historic Park, which contains two of the most famous monuments to the country’s history – the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the U.S Constitution was drafted. Just one block away for history buffs is the Museum of the American Revolution and the new Faith and Liberty Discovery Center.
Take one of the many guided walking tours offered or put your feet up and enjoy a trolley or a hop-on, hop-off Big Bus tour of Center City or a Ride the Ducks tour (seasonal), where you will experience Philadelphia on land and from the Delaware River on an amphibious vehicle. Head over to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art the famous Rocky steps.
Philadelphia’s outdoor activities including walking in Fairmount Park or the Schuylkill River Trail or enjoying the many pop-up parks and beer gardens.
Just a short distance away is the Philadelphia Countryside, home to Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historic Park, the King of Prussia Mall and much more.
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.