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5 Things to Experience in Philadelphia

May 6, 2019

5 Things to Experience in Philadelphia


Independence Hall photo by P. Loftland for PHLCVB

Philadelphia is rich in attractions that tell America’s story, all within walking distance of each other. Tour Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.


Barnes Foundation photo by R. Bloom for PHLCVB

Visit the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s Museum District, to explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, with the world’s finest private collection of early French-Modern and Post-Impressionist paintings. Wander throughout the city to enjoy our unparalleled collection of public art (more than 4,000 murals and sculptures!).


Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB

Philadelphia’s dining scene is exceptional thanks to our roster of renowned chefs and restaurateurs including a whole host of James Beard Award winners, a wide range of ethnic and global cuisines and a festive food truck scene. Treat yourself to an unforgettable gourmet meal, enjoy the city’s trademark cheesesteak or try something new at Reading Terminal Market, called the Best Farmers Market in the U.S. by the Online Farmers Market.


Fairmount Park photo by R. Bloom for PHLCVB

Philadelphia’s park system spans over 10,000 acres and has more than 270 miles of recreation trails, offering numerous outdoor adventures. Hike and bike in Fairmount Park, stroll Race Street Pier, the brand new Rail Park and the Schuylkill River Trail, which offers spectacular waterfront views of the city’s skyline.


Photo courtesy of PHLCVB

Clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free so get ready to shop Rittenhouse Row, the Chestnut Hill Business District and Main Street Manayunk. Philadelphia offers the biggest name brands as well as independent boutiques.


The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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