Top Things to Do in Philadelphia

Independence National Historical Park

The early history of the United States is recalled at the famous sites in this park, including the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, and iconic Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

Fairmount Park

One of the world’s largest city parks, Fairmount boasts trails, bike paths, and historic mansions—as well as stunning views of Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River.


Philadelphia is famous for its sports teams—and for its die-hard fans. Experience the local culture and enjoy a baseball game at the Phillies’ Citizen’s Bank Park.

Reading Terminal Market

This historic public market is a must-visit for any food lover. Head to longtime favorite DiNic’s for a famous pork sandwich, and then try Bassets delicious ice cream.

Bike Rides

For a fresh look at the city, rent wheels through the Indego bike share program. One place to explore is the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk with its spectacular city views.

Rittenhouse Square

One of city founder William Penn’s five original squares, Rittenhouse is known for its elegance and charm. Restaurants, shops, and apartments line this green refuge.


Pat’s or Geno’s? You can be the judge in this famous food face-off. A trip to Philly isn’t complete without trying the city’s most legendary sandwich.

Parkway Museums

Splendid, tree-lined Ben Franklin Parkway is home to some of the city’s most famous museums including the Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Old City

Known for its cobblestone streets and historic sites, the city’s oldest neighborhood is a mix of 18th-century charm and lively nightlife spots, galleries, and restaurants.

Murals and Street Art

The city’s wonderful Mural Arts Program, begun in 1984, views every blank wall as a canvas. You can see the work of local artists showcased all around town.

Brewery Scene

Beer lovers can sip great suds at many craft breweries or brew pubs; new spots continue to pop up in funky neighborhoods like Fishtown and Northern Liberties.

South Street

With an unapologetically edgy vibe, this famous street combines ethnically diverse restaurants, shops, and bars into one lively area that always buzzes with activity.

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