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Philadelphia Official Visitors Guide™

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Your Source for What to See and Do in Philadelphia

The first World Heritage City in the U.S., Philadelphia is home to American history, chef-driven cuisine, abundant outdoor space, and an unparalleled arts and culture community. These qualities have elevated Philadelphia as a destination worthy of the world’s attention, recently receiving recognition from National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, and TIME.

Let this guide aid in your exploration of Philadelphia, highlighting can’t miss holiday activities plus essential attractions, restaurants and shops in each neighborhood, as well as exciting new experiences throughout the city.

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Top Philadelphia Holiday Activities

Ice rinks, holiday markets, festive light shows, and more – here are the can’t miss holiday experiences to seek out this winter in Philadelphia.

Holidays

New Restaurants in Philadelphia

From beloved chefs and restaurants reinventing themselves, to cutting-edge dining experiences, there’s a lot to get excited about eating in Philadelphia today. Check out these new additions to the city’s award-winning restaurant scene.

Restaurants

Top Can't Miss Exhibits

Philadelphia is filled with wonderful art museums and galleries to explore. Here is a roundup of some of the exciting exhibits that are on view now or coming soon around the region.

Exhibits

Diverse Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods. Traverse the vibrant locales and stroll picturesque and friendly streets to discover our city's parks, shops, public art, restaurants, museums and much more.

Neighborhoods

Insta-worthy Photo Ops

Capture memorable, Insta-worthy scenes of the season at top photo spots around Philadelphia.

Insta-delphia

Things To Do

Historic sites, quaint shopping districts, vibrant nightlife and more — from day to night, there’s always something to see or do in Philadelphia.

Outdoors

With one of the largest city-owned urban park systems in the world, Philadelphia is home to seemingly endless trails, riverfronts, parks and outdoor opportunities.

Outdoors

Arts & Culture

From ballet to theater to the orchestra and beyond, it’s no wonder Philadelphia is one of only three U.S. destinations – and one of only eight destinations around the globe – to make Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List.

Arts & Culture

Food & Drink

Philadelphia has a booming food scene.
From nationally recognized restaurants with award-winning chefs to local favorites, there’s something to excite every palate.

Food & Drink

Shopping

Home to tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes, Philadelphia offers the biggest name brands as well as countless independent boutiques throughout each of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

Shopping

Plan Your Trip

Philadelphia offers everything you will find in a major metropolitan city, with the ease of a small town.

Get to & around Philadelphia

Ranked the 4th most walkable city in the nation, visitors can easily explore multiple neighborhoods, attractions, and restaurants. It’s also easy to hop on a bike, bus, or train to navigate the city.

Transportation

Places to Stay

With a wide range of amenities and accommodations, Philadelphia hotels make it easy to relax and recharge.
The Philadelphia area has more than 42,000 hotel rooms, with more than 14,400+ hotel rooms within the downtown area.

Stay

Philadelphia 101

Start at one of Philadelphia’s official Visitor Centers to discover all there is to see and do throughout the region.

Visitor Centers

International Essentials

What you need to know before visiting Philadelphia. Traveling to Philadelphia is a breeze. Once you have landed, it’s a quick and easy trip through Customs.

International Travel

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