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Philadelphia Official Visitors Guide™

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Your Source for What to See and Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of only three U.S. destinations – and one of only eight destinations around the globe – to make Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List. Home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions, and distinct neighborhoods, the city has genuine energy and spirit that awaits you.

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Photo-worthy Art

Philadelphia has a legacy of making art accessible. With the first art museum and school in the U.S. and more public art than any other American city, the spirit of Philadelphia can be found in the art that follows you down the street into parks, open spaces, museums, and galleries.


Iconic History

Philadelphia has something for everyone. It’s fun, wild, quirky, historic, contemplative and inspirational all at once. It’s the metropolis that brought the world everything from the Declaration of Independence to The Roots and beyond.

Historic Itineraries

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Diverse Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods. Traverse the vibrant locales and immerse yourself in America’s Old and New World along picturesque and friendly streets lined with parks, rivers, shops, public art, restaurants, museums and much more.


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.


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.


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 Conde 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

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.


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.


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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