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  • 1

    Schuylkill River Trail

    4.5
    12 reviews

    If you're looking for a great, long trail on which to go for an all-day bike ride, this is it! We rode from South Philly out to Manayunk, using this as our main route, and it was blissful the entire way. The day after was a bit difficult, what with all the soreness we endured, but the scenic views and ...

    Popular withOutdoorAdventureBackpackers
  • 2

    Liberty Bell

    4
    60 reviews

    A great piece of American history. I came here on a tour during middle school.

    Popular withHistoryFamiliesLocal
  • 3

    Philadelphia Zoo

    4.5
    18 reviews

    One of my favorite places to visit as a kid! I wouldn't call the Philadelphia Zoo a typical zoo. They have more than the typical variety of animals and attractions. Amazingly entertaining for the entire family!

    Popular withFamiliesBudgetBackpackers
  • 4

    Love Park

    4
    34 reviews

    The LOVE has quickly become the iconic symbol for Philadelphia often beating out so many well-known historic symbols like the Liberty Bell to represent the city.

    Popular withDesignLocalBackpackers
  • 5

    Rittenhouse Square

    4.5
    21 reviews

    Where Philly goes to shop, eat, and relax. On a warm sunny weekend there is no better place to see what Philly is all about than by wandering through the Square.

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorBackpackers
  • 6

    City Hall

    4.5
    17 reviews

    Go up into the bell tower and get some of the most fantastic views of Philadelphia. Free and awesome.

    Popular withHistoryDesignLocal
  • 7

    Independence Hall

    4
    37 reviews

    Independence Hall is a fabulous introduction to Philadelphia, where you can step back in time to the era of our forefathers and see the birthplace of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Learn about the founding fathers' dream for the country and its government from era-appropriate-clad guides, and explore the legendary venue, complete with preserved room mock-ups.

    Popular withHistoryBudgetAdventure
  • 8

    Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center

    4.5
    6 reviews

    Your launching pad for the historical tour of Philly - the Independence National Historical Park is home to some of the USA's most prominent founding cornerstones, including the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin Museum.You can get free tickets to Independence Hall, and the guides are friendly and helpful.

    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • 9

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    4.5
    42 reviews

    This place will always be a landmark for me. Not for the museum itself but as the place represented in the Rocky movies where he used to run through does steps during his training. It's super fun to go there, and also run over the steps and feel like Rocky.

    Popular withDesignLocalFamilies
  • 10

    Penn's Landing

    5
    4 reviews

    Down in this area around the waterfront with many historical signs around, and where the streets are cobblestones. Plus there is one sign reads this is the site of where Tun Tavern stood "The Birthplace of US Marine Corp".

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  • 11

    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    4
    4 reviews

    Many major cities have these. For some reason, this one didn't really move me.

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  • 12

    Kelly Drive

    4.5
    7 reviews

    It's so nice to drive eastbound during sun set. Also good for running and biking

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  • 13

    Comcast Center

    3
    6 reviews

    During Christmas season, you can watch a free 15-minute (once an hour) show on Comcast's massive (over 2,000 sq. f.) LED screen. It’s pretty impressive and fun. Every year it’s a different show.

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  • 14

    South Street

    4
    24 reviews

    Where art, history and food collide. It is most certainly a tourist destination - but it id a destination that all who make the pilgrimage to Philadelphia should make.

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  • 15

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    4.5
    16 reviews

    I'm the biggest scaredy cat in the world. I hate creepy places where you know suffering happened. I am a bit superstitious and I take spirits seriously. Despite all that, during the day, ESP is a decrepitly nice place to wander for a nice sunny afternoon. With the audioguide, I learned quite a bit about the prison systems and how ...

    Popular withHistoryFamiliesLocal
  • 16

    Franklin Institute

    4.5
    14 reviews

    This museum is small enough to completely cover in just a couple of hours and tries to be fun while focused on explaining science in unusual ways. Magnets, lights, trains, and perhaps the most popular exhibit is the 'walk-through' heart that walks you through the different chambers and pieces of the human heart. Lots of kids everywhere.

    Popular withFamiliesBudgetHistory
  • 17

    Boathouse Row

    5
    12 reviews

    Beautiful place to jog or walk along the Schuylkill River right in downtown Philly. Impossible to run on the course and not spot people out skulling. Alternates between shade and sunshine with parking all along the river.

    Popular withOutdoorDesignLocal
  • 18

    Citizens Bank Park

    4.5
    13 reviews

    One of the best ballparks in the country. Ranked as one of the best for food selection plenty to sample!

    Popular withOutdoorBusinessSpiritual
  • 19

    Please Touch Museum

    4.5
    9 reviews

    This is the ultimate destination for children up to age 8 or 9. It has a fascinating collection of hands on fun things for kids to play with and learn. Plan to spend at least three or four hours. They have a lunch counter that is well stocked.

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  • 20

    The Barnes Foundation

    4.5
    10 reviews

    Brilliant museum in the heart of Philadelphia. This is a world class museum rivaling those in Europe and elsewhere. Dr. Barnes amassed an unbelievable collection during the Great Depression as he sold his pharmaceutical company just before the crash. Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Modigliani, Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso and much much much more. Highly recommended for anyone from beginner to art ...

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