Recognizable for its crack, the Liberty Bell once rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House - the building now known as Independence Hall - calling lawmakers to their meetings. In the 19th century, the bell's inscription became a rallying cry for abolitionists seeking to end slavery. Visit this piece of American history and learn about its transformation into an international icon of freedom.
Located near City Hall, Philly's John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its famed nickname "LOVE Park" from the iconic sculpture located within. The romantic plaza also includes a majestic fountain, beautiful curved granite steps and lovely public spaces. Hungry? The park is also a great place to grab a bite at one of Philadelphia's many food trucks.
Two of Philadelphia's most famous tourist attractions are the Rocky Balboa Statue at the base of the art museum steps and the 72 steps themselves, which are popularly known as the "Rocky Steps." Run to the top of the steps, which lead to the East entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and recreate Rocky's triumphant celebration for the ultimate Philadelphia photo opportunity.
The Zoo's mission is to advance discovery, understanding and stewardship of the natural world through compelling exhibition and interpretation of living animals and plants. Explore exhibits like Monkey Junction, Carnivore Kingdom, Big Cat Falls, and more.
With over 140 bronzes, marbles, and plasters, the distinguished collection housed in the Rodin Museum represents every phase of Auguste Rodin's career. Located on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway - which was intended to evoke the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris - the elegant Beaux-Arts-style building and garden offer an absorbing indoor and outdoor experience.
Standing at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia for two hundred years, Walnut Street Theatre's National Historic Landmark structure has housed two centuries' worth of American popular entertainment. Most noteworthy American actors of the 19th century and many from the 20th century have appeared on stage at the Walnut. Over the years audiences have clapped and cheered for circus, opera, vaudeville, lectures, music, dance, motion pictures, and of course, the live theatre productions for which it is best known today.
For football fans, a visit to Philly wouldn't be complete without a trip to Lincoln Financial Field, the home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team. Catch a game, attend an Eagles open practice, or enjoy one of the many entertainment events hosted here.
CityPass is the best deal in the City of Brotherly Love, giving you discounted admission to many of Philadelphia's premier attractions.
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's most historic area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step back in time to see where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were created. This 75 minute walking adventure includes more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Dare to visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. Walk the cobblestone streets of historic Philadelphia and catch the Spirits of '76 come alive.
Share in the spirit of imagination with your kids at Sesame Place - where you can experience Sesame Street together through whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows and furry friends. And where you'll discover that sometimes, the best part of their childhood is rediscovering yours!
Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for three hours of fun on the waters of Philadelphia! This dinner cruise includes live entertainment, an amazing DJ and views of the magnificent skyline. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as you gaze upon a beautiful view of Philadelphia's twinkling lights.
Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.
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 neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.
Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 20 top Philadelphia 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 onboard guide.
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable and contemporary setting.
Morimoto is a cutting-edge restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.
The Sena family tradition of culinary excellence dates back to early 1947 when Carlo "Papa" Sena began to cook in postwar Naples. The family carried this experience across the Atlantic and opened La Famiglia in 1976 in the shell of a Colonial tea warehouse. Today, La Famiglia stands as the finest Italian restaurant in Philadelphia and a major landmark on the city's vibrant restaurant scene.
Stephen Starr's stylish new addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.
A rustic thirteen table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. A la carte as well as a tasting menu are available.
Bibou is a small French restaurant located in Bella Vista. Exclusively using fresh products, Chef Pierre Calmels offers dishes such as "Pieds de Porc" (pigs' feet), escargots, as well as many other traditional French dishes.
Fond is a contemporary American BYOB, with eclectic flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome and relaxed. They are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia.
Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Lacroix reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International cuisine, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking."
Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
Mica Restaurant, owned and operated by Chip Roman (Blackfish Restaurant), offers a progressive American cuisine. Prefix and tasting menus are featured in a cozy and intimate environment with the Chef's table available every night by reservation only. General Manager/Sommelier Mickael Decoker will pair the finest wines and liquors from an international selection. Mica restaurant is dedicated to providing guests with a premier level of food quality, service, and social environment resulting in an exceptional guest experience.
Targeted specifically for children 7 and younger, this unique museum for kids seeks to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play.
Citizens Bank Park is a 43,302-seat baseball stadium that was built to replace Philadelphia's iconic Veterans Stadium (now demolished) and is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies MLB team. The ballpark features a natural grass and dirt playing field and boasts many Philadelphia-style food stands, including cheesesteaks, hoagies, and other regional specialties.
Ride through historic Old City, by City Hall and the Museum District. See Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Carpenter's Hall, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, Franklin's Grave, Chinatown, City Hall, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Declaration House, and more. Splashdown into the Schuylkill River for a fun cruise. See America's first Water Works, Boat House Row, and the city skyline. Ride The Ducks tour is on a portion of the scenic Schuylkill River that is free of large commercial traffic. Your Captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified and an expert on Philadelphia history.
Bring the family and check out our exciting parades, great special events, rides, live shows, play areas and a range of dining with your furry friends - all the wonderful things that make this a world like no other. Because no other place in the world brings your favorite Sesame Street characters to life!
Electric Factory, one of the nation's leading indoor music venues, tops the charts in Philadelphia as the city's most celebrated location for live music. For over 40 years Electric Factory has been a fan favorite for an array of musical tastes as it hosts the top names in entertainment from all musical genres.
Over 100 merchants and vendors of all kinds sell their goods at this historic public market in downtown Philadelphia. Fresh flowers, produce, cheeses, meats, ice cream, baked goods, artisan crafts, and many other goods are available for purchase, and several vendors are descendants of original market merchants.