Accessible + Friendly

  • Neighborhoods
  • Hospitality
  • Tax-free Shopping
  • Value
  • Family Friendly

Philadelphia is charming. Walk everywhere. Bicycle anywhere. Taxi anywhere.

Fourteen friendly neighborhoods merge through the city and offer unique parks, gardens, quaint restaurants and coffee shops. No matter your age, you’ll feel like you live here after a comfortable and manageable experience.

Valued as accessible, affordable and with endless tourism and travel amenities, Philadelphia hotels provide accommodations from quiet and luxurious to hip and happening. Philadelphia offers tax-free shopping (on clothing and shoes) at unique shops along 13th street, high-end retailers on Walnut Street or boutiques in Old City. University City also offers exceptional stores. Visitors can discover great finds on fashion, art, gifts and home goods, compared to New York. The King of Prussia Mall, boasting more retail space than any other U.S. mall and top brands, is only a short drive.

“Philadelphia has a vibe– it doesn’t feel like Boston or New York... You have a downtown that feels like an urban center, and you’re not gonna find as many diverse working-class neighborhoods [in other places].”

–Kevin Bacon

Actor and Philadelphia Native

The BYOB (bring your own bottle) dining experience is a Philadelphia treasure, and allows patrons to bring their own bottle of wine, making high-end dining an economical pleasure.

Family friendly attractions are around every corner. The warm Philadelphia community embraces diversity and welcomes travelers with families and new residents seeking to build careers and their American dream in this accessible city.

A vignette from the inspiring video, PHL: Modern Renaissance City, celebrates the city's Accessibility and Friendliness. Discover Philadelphia. Discover PHL. An open source community asset, this video is directed by up-and-coming Philadelphia-based creators Pete Herron and Kris van Genderen for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sharing welcome.

U.S. News ranked Philadelphia in the top 15 Best Affordable U.S. Destinations.
Philadelphia, a Greek word, literally means “City of Brotherly Love”.
Philadelphia is well-known for its rich LGBT history, and the Gayborhood. LGBT events such as Equality Forum, Pride Day and Out Fest happen annually.
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