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Things to do in Philadelphia

One of the most historic and beautiful cities in America and the second largest city on the east coast, Philadelphia combines all the excitement of a big city, with the charm of a small town.

With world-class dining, arts and entertainment, famous historic sights and tax free shopping – you’ll be amazed by the variety of things to do in Philadelphia. Shop until you drop at Rittenhouse Square or absorb the atmosphere of the Saturday Farmers Market. Learn about the history of the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence. Head to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art - climb the 72 steps at the entrance made famous by the film Rocky.

Shopping.

Shopping

A shoppers paradise, you can shop anywhere in Philadelphia tax free. It has an impressive 3200 stores in the city centre, ranging from mainstream high street to vintage boutiques. Wander around seven world-class department stores at Kings of Prussia Mall or stroll along the cobblestone streets and hidden alleyways of the Old City.

Culture.

Culture

Absorb the culture and admire the historic sights of Philadelphia. Enjoy an interactive experience at The Franklin Institute – one of the most beloved science museums in the US or peruse the four floors of exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences. This family friendly attraction has a fully-constructed T-rex in the Dinosaur Hall. Climb inside a skull, try on horns and dig for fossils.

Eating Out.

Eating Out

Sample the famous Philly Cheese Steak at John’s Roast Pork - one of the city’s top steak spots. Or dine at Fountain, the No1 Zagat rated restaurant in Philadelphia, for sumptuous French cuisine. Perch on a vintage church pew at Sketch and enjoy a delicious burger – the ultimate comfort food.

Philadelphia Experiences

Book an experience and add a little excitement to your city break.

Philadelphia hop-on hop-off tour.

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour. Visit 20 top attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House, while touring the city in a fun, fast and scenic way. Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to ride on an open-top, double-decker bus, with live commentary from your on-board guide. Hop on the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 20 stops around Philadelphia and ride the one hour thirty minute loop that stops at many exciting attractions.

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Philadelphia Duck Tour.

Enjoy this unique land and water experience, filled with information about the city's important sites and landmarks, fun stories, trivia and comical captains. Philadelphia's favourite tour travels from the historic district to museum district - and numerous neighbourhoods in-between- before splashing into the Delaware River for a 20-minute water tour.

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Sesame Place Theme Park.

Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Place, with whirling rides, water slides, exciting shows and endless giggles. Dance and sing-a-long with your favourite furry friends in the Neighbourhood Street Party. As the little ones learn about letters, numbers and friendship at one of the two street-stopping parades. Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City. It is the country's only theme park based entirely on the beloved TV show Sesame Street.

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia.

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighbourhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.

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The Philadelphia Pass.

Enjoy free admission or discounts to over 30 of Philadelphia's top attractions and destinations. So whether you prefer museums or malls, zoos or gardens, sport events or shopping excursions - with The Philadelphia Pass there really is something for everyone. Philadelphia is a city of endless options and the Philadelphia Pass has been designed to let you do as much or as little as you like, and at your own pace.

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Philadelphia weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • 13°Apr
  • 18°May
  • 23°Jun
  • 26°Jul
  • 25°Aug
  • 22°Sep
  • 15°Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 82
  • 60
  • 106
  • 85
  • 90
  • 94
  • 114
  • 91
  • 109
  • 86
  • 72
  • 90
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5

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