Philadelphia is history, entertainment, culture and innovation combined, home to some of America's most treasured landmarks and known for its iconic meal: the Philly cheesesteak. Within the city you can find classic American sports, a charming bar and brewery scene, child-oriented attractions, and a wealth of American tradition. With multiple tour options available, Philadelphia is very easily explored for little cost, allowing you to learn about the Founding Fathers, discover the waterfront and see each fascinating museum.

Don't miss these Philadelphia attractions

  • The Liberty Bell
  • City Segway tours
  • City pub tours
  • Historic walking tours
  • The Please Touch Museum

American history

From its diverse city centre, to the birthplace of the United States of America, Philadelphia is packed full of intriguing history. Informative walking tours led by local guides give you excellent insight into the city's rich past. You can visit the Independence Hall, where The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were created.

Explore the city's colonial estates including stunning mansions and churches, or delve deep into the underbelly of Philadelphia on a supernatural tour that shows you Philadelphia's darker side. For a bit more of a lighter experience, you may want to wander through the popular University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, or immerse yourself in the city's art scene.

Family fun

Although Philadelphia has a serious side, it's also adept at getting down and enjoying some quality family-friendly fun. One of its most popular attractions is the Please Touch Museum, where interactivity, entertainment and learning go hand in hand. Families usually flock to Sesame Place, a Sesame Street theme park where you can meet Elmo and all the other timeless characters.

Take the kids to meet the wildlife at Philadelphia Zoo ­– almost 1,300 animals to be precise – which has enclosures that replicate each animal's native habitat, allowing you to see them similar to how they would behave in the wild. 

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