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Philadelphia

A dynamic destination that offers all of the excitement of a big city, with the quintessential charm of a small town. As the cobblestone streets of the old city make way for the modern skyscrapers of the thriving financial district.

The rolling hills of the countryside may be just a short distance away, but the city still embraces outdoor living with its parks, gardens and outdoor café culture. Known as one of the most historic and beautiful cities in America, Philadelphia is easily explored by foot. Combine historical sites like the Liberty Bell with world-class dining, arts and entertainment and an abundance of tax free shopping. Look out for the city centre ambassadors dressed in teal uniforms - they are always happy to help. Leap up the famous ‘Rocky Steps’, feel the love as you admire JFK Plaza’s famous sculpture and take a bite into Philadelphia’s official sandwich, the Hoagie.

Philadelphia.

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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