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On a Philadelphia holiday, you can immerse yourself in the birthplace of the United States and celebrate the coming together of a nation in the City of Brotherly Love. This is where America’s Declaration of Independence was signed and its constitution formed. From its oldest symbol of inclusivity, the Liberty Bell, to its modern art loudly proclaiming LOVE, Philadelphia represents the best of what happens when worlds, and people, come together.

Philadelphia has a rich food scene. You can find everything fresh produce for home cooking at Reading Terminal Market, to fine-dining at award-winning restaurants. Tuck into delicious street food, boutique flavours, and influences from around the world – and don’t forget the famous local delicacy, Philly cheesesteak. Plus, the city’s European-style café culture promotes laidback al fresco dining in the summer, and offers cosy hideaways when the temperatures start to fall.

Beautifully landscaped green spaces open up around time-stamped streets, museums and galleries. History buffs can visit Independence Hall and see Benjamin Franklin’s grave. Admire the charming houses along Elfreth’s Alley, and spend some time at the National Constitution Center. And, of course, make sure you stop by the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, whose grand steps were made famous by Rocky Balboa in the most memorable movie montage of all.

When you fancy a stroll, amble along the river and stop for a coffee or cocktail on the Delaware Waterfront, or see ships old and new at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Rediscover Philadelphia’s pre-prohibition glory days along the cities Distillery Trail. Or visit Philadelphia’s most haunting landmark, the disused Eastern State Penitentiary, which was once home to Scarface himself, Al Capone.

Philadelphia holidays are perfect history-lovers and foodies, but anyone would find it hard not to love this vibrant, cosmopolitan city, which has all the charm of a romantic riverside town. Speak to our Travel Specialists to find out more.

Things to do

USA’s birthplace

Food tours

Best time to go

Things to do in Philadelphia

You’ll find endless things to do on your Philadelphia holiday, thanks to the cities historical must-see sites. See the age-old houses on Elfreth’s Alley – some of which date back to the early 1700s – and hop between museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drop into to the Philadelphia Museum of Arts and see its triumphant Rocky steps. And gaze across the city from the observation deck in One Liberty Place.

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Take a wander from City Hall, past the famous LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Park to its AMOR reflection at the grand Logan Square. Or lose yourself among the city’s many lush parks and zoos. Or stroll along the Delaware River Waterfront, before grabbing a bite to eat at Reading Terminal Market.

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The birthplace of a nation

No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk the halls which housed the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the U.S. Constitution, and see its symbolic icon, the Liberty Bell.

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Just a short distance away, the Betsy Ross House – where Betsy is said to have sewn the first American flag – is another must-see. Philadelphia’s history doesn’t end there, either. Immerse yourself in the past by walking down Elfreth’s Alley, or pay your respects at Benjamin Franklin’s grave. Alternatively, for something a little different, why not visit the spine-tingling Eastern State Penitentiary? Now a museum, this was once the world’s most notorious prison, home to criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber William "Slick Willie" Sutton.

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Philadelphia food tours

A “blooming culinary destination” with a “scene as vibrant as ever” is how Philadelphia has been described by America’s most high-profile commentators – so you certainly won’t go hungry in this incredible food-focused city.

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From passion projects of acclaimed chefs, to the fresh and colourful produce of Reading Terminal Market, every point on the food scale is at its best in Philadelphia. You can treat your taste buds to morsels from street vendors, BYOB boutiques, and a choice of Michelin-starred restaurants. Dine al fresco in the sun on the sidewalk. And, naturally, sampling a traditional Philly cheesesteak is a must-do during your trip.

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Best time to visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia thaws and blooms in spring, making March to May the most beautiful time to walk through the city’s green and historic streets. June brings summer temperatures approaching 30°C – and the crowds come with it. But summer also brings lots of festivals and attractions, which create a buzzing atmosphere. Why not plan your Philadelphia holiday to coincide with the big celebrations for Pride Month, or the Fourth of July?

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In autumn, the changing colours of the leaves and earlier nightfall brings a romantic feel to Philadelphia. But you’ll need to pack some cosy clothes, as temperatures fall quickly through October and November. And at the coldest time of year, between December and February, temperatures can drop below freezing.

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Things to do

Things to do in Philadelphia

You’ll find endless things to do on your Philadelphia holiday, thanks to the cities historical must-see sites. See the age-old houses on Elfreth’s Alley – some of which date back to the early 1700s – and hop between museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drop into to the Philadelphia Museum of Arts and see its triumphant Rocky steps. And gaze across the city from the observation deck in One Liberty Place.

Show More
Show Less

Take a wander from City Hall, past the famous LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Park to its AMOR reflection at the grand Logan Square. Or lose yourself among the city’s many lush parks and zoos. Or stroll along the Delaware River Waterfront, before grabbing a bite to eat at Reading Terminal Market.

Show More
Show Less

USA’s birthplace

The birthplace of a nation

No trip to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk the halls which housed the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the U.S. Constitution, and see its symbolic icon, the Liberty Bell.

Show More
Show Less

Just a short distance away, the Betsy Ross House – where Betsy is said to have sewn the first American flag – is another must-see. Philadelphia’s history doesn’t end there, either. Immerse yourself in the past by walking down Elfreth’s Alley, or pay your respects at Benjamin Franklin’s grave. Alternatively, for something a little different, why not visit the spine-tingling Eastern State Penitentiary? Now a museum, this was once the world’s most notorious prison, home to criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber William "Slick Willie" Sutton.

Show More
Show Less

Food tours

Philadelphia food tours

A “blooming culinary destination” with a “scene as vibrant as ever” is how Philadelphia has been described by America’s most high-profile commentators – so you certainly won’t go hungry in this incredible food-focused city.

Show More
Show Less

From passion projects of acclaimed chefs, to the fresh and colourful produce of Reading Terminal Market, every point on the food scale is at its best in Philadelphia. You can treat your taste buds to morsels from street vendors, BYOB boutiques, and a choice of Michelin-starred restaurants. Dine al fresco in the sun on the sidewalk. And, naturally, sampling a traditional Philly cheesesteak is a must-do during your trip.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia thaws and blooms in spring, making March to May the most beautiful time to walk through the city’s green and historic streets. June brings summer temperatures approaching 30°C – and the crowds come with it. But summer also brings lots of festivals and attractions, which create a buzzing atmosphere. Why not plan your Philadelphia holiday to coincide with the big celebrations for Pride Month, or the Fourth of July?

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In autumn, the changing colours of the leaves and earlier nightfall brings a romantic feel to Philadelphia. But you’ll need to pack some cosy clothes, as temperatures fall quickly through October and November. And at the coldest time of year, between December and February, temperatures can drop below freezing.

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