Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America and is known for its rich history. It’s also a great city to visit if you’re looking to experience the East Coast, but wanting a city with a “smaller” feel than NYC. Philly offers a lot of great tours, so you can see a lot/maximize your time if you’re visiting for a shorter period of time. If you’re a history buff – there are plenty of historical landmarks and tours to add to your Philadelphia travel guide too.
Keep reading for the top 3 must-do’s when visiting the Philadelphia. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Philadelphia but don’t actually want to plan, check out my Philadelphia travel guide.
Top 3 When You Visit Philadelphia
»EXPLORE THE HISTORIC DISTRICT: Considering Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America, experiencing the Historic District is a must. The Historic District is home to many historical landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center. Take a walking tour of the area to learn more about the city’s history and see some of the most important sites of the American Revolution. You can also visit the Betsy Ross House, the home of the famous seamstress who sewed the first American flag. Be sure to also walk down Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
»VISIT THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the country, with 240,000+ works of art on display. However, it’s most famous for the “Rocky Steps” that lead up to the museum’s entrance, featured in the movie Rocky. Inside, you can explore the extensive collections of American, European, and Asian art, as well as contemporary and modern art. The museum also has special exhibitions throughout the year.
»EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH READING TERMINAL MARKET: Reading Terminal Market is a must-visit destination for foodies. This historic indoor market features 80+ vendors selling everything from fresh produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and baked goods. Be sure to get a Philly cheesesteak and Pennsylvania Dutch donut – the city’s specialities! The market is open seven days a week and is a great place to grab lunch or stock up on snacks for a picnic.
Looking for more to add to your Philadelphia travel guide?
If you’re traveling to Philadelphia and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out the ultimate Philadelphia travel guide. It includes recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do
»Top places to eat & drink
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