Philadelphia

Travel Guide
Philadelphia showing a high-rise building, a monument and central business district

Food markets, art galleries and heaps of national pride characterise this city that’s steeped in history.

Philadelphia has long been one of America's most treasured cities. It has witnessed some of the country's pivotal moments. Loving preservation has ensured such moments can still be felt and appreciated by today's visitors. Philadelphia's most prized object of all is the Liberty Bell. In 1776, this rang out across the city in celebration of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The bell, complete with famous crack, can now be admired for free at the Liberty Bell Center.

Another crucial chapter in the history of the USA—the drafting of the Constitution—is brought to life through engaging interactive exhibits at the National Constitution Center. Philadelphia can hold its head high for being at the forefront of the abolition of slavery. Learn more about this at the African American Museum. Another attraction brimming with social history is the Eastern State Penitentiary. Walk its eerie corridors, and see the cell where a certain Al Capone was once incarcerated.

Philadelphia is a city which understands families, and one of its most visited attractions is the Please Touch Museum, a hands-on experience that will entertain young ones for hours. Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest in the country, and is home to animal species that are no longer living in the wild. After visiting the zoo, explore the evolution of nature at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Fresh air and picturesque scenery are in abundance, both at the Morris Arboretum, and at Fairmount Park, a sweeping area of greenery that's ideal for walks, biking and picnicking. This is also where you'll find the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with its renowned collections of European, Asian and local American works.

Great food is always nearby in Philadelphia. Grab a pizza or famous Philly cheese-steak at one of its two historical foodie institutions, the Italian Market or Reading Terminal Market. At the latter you can also pick up homemade art and crafts—perfect souvenirs!

Philadelphia is an easy city to get around. Affordable Phlash buses travel between most attractions. Many of the historical attractions, including the Liberty Bell Center and National Constitution Center, are in the heart of the city and within walking distance of one another. Though the weather can be unpredictable, there is no bad time to visit. Many attractions are indoors, and even the major parks provide rainy day options.

Where to stay in Philadelphia

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
4 out of 5
237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
The price is Rs8,494 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in Center City, this hotel is steps away from Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Academy of Music and Walnut Street. Jefferson University Hospital ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,577 reviews)
"Easy access to the hotel and parking. Rooms clean and proximity to area"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
4 out of 5
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
The price is Rs9,396 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Square and Academy of Music. Reading Terminal Market and Pennsylvania ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,345 reviews)
"Good location, small rooms, no breakfast, clean, helpful staff"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
4 out of 5
1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
The price is Rs8,498 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Center City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Square and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Mutter Museum and City Hall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,710 reviews)
"Great location and has a valet garage. I liked the design of the hotel but my boyfriend didn’t care for the colors (red and gray)"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
3 out of 5
1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
The price is Rs7,667 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Chinatown, this aparthotel is steps away from Reading Terminal Market and Pennsylvania Convention Center. City Hall and Walnut Street are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,102 reviews)
"The pool was closed. The latch on our bathroom door was broke so it would not close. The desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast staff were really nice also. The location was perfect for our trip."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ridley Park Philadelphia Airport South
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ridley Park Philadelphia Airport South
3 out of 5
145 Stewart Avenue, Ridley Park, PA
The price is Rs9,922 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Harrah's Casino and Racetrack and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Widener University. Swarthmore College ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (297 reviews)
"Immaculate, easy check in, loved the tiny kitchenette, room spacious. Bathroom immaculate, loved the walk in shower and bath Products mounted. Will be the only place I stay from here on out. 10 stars across-the-board."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ridley Park Philadelphia Airport South
Sonder | The Witherspoon
Sonder | The Witherspoon
3.5 out of 5
130 South Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA
Located in Center City, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Walnut Street and Academy of Music. Reading Terminal Market and Pennsylvania Convention ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (100 reviews)
"Family loved everything about our stay! Highly recommend!!!"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Sonder | The Witherspoon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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