5 Things to Experience in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia skyline from the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by K. Huff 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 exhibit Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation.
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 collections 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!).
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.
Philadelphia offers numerous outdoor adventures including hiking and biking in Fairmount Park (which spans 10,000 acres and has more than 270 miles of recreation trails), strolling Race Street Pier, the brand new Rail Park and the Schuylkill River Trail, which offers spectacular waterfront views of the city’s skyline.
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.