Frontdesk welcomes you to one of our newest cities: Philadelphia, PA! Philadelphia is the 6th most populated city in the US and is known for its several historic landmarks including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art- made famous by the film Rocky. There is so much to see and explore in this bustling city!
Old City is a tourist hotspot because it’s home to many of the biggest Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley and the Betsy Ross House. This neighborhood is known as one of the most historic neighborhoods in America.
This hip neighborhood attracts artists, foodies, and craft beer fans. The former manufacturing district is now a favorite Philly dining neighborhood. Northern Liberties also hosts food festivals and other events regularly.
South Philly is the place for sports fans! This neighborhood is home to several stadiums including Citizens Bank Park with its skyline view. It’s also where you’ll find the Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.
What To Do
Photo Courtesy of Liberty Bell Center Facebook Page
Visit the Historic Sites
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love all of the history Philadelphia has to offer. You can visit the Liberty Bell and tour the small museum for free. Grab a ticket and head over to Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence was signed. You can also make a stop at the Betsey Ross House, which is where the American Flag was born.
Reading Terminal Market
This unique market is set below a former railroad terminal and is popular among tourists and locals. As one of America’s oldest farmer’s markets, Reading Terminal Market is a great source for fresh produce, seafood, meats and cheese, but also has public space for open seating where customers can enjoy meals from dozens of restaurants.
Photo Courtesy of Reading Terminal Market Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Facebook Page
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Philadelphia’s Magic Garden is made from handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirrors, and international folk art creating incredible mosaics. This non-profit museum is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden.
With so many brunch options in Philadelphia, it’s hard to pick a favorite! One we recommend is Cafe Lift. They serve brunch 7 days a week from 8am to 3pm. Cafe Lift offers coffee drinks and a menu that evolves seasonally with ingredients sourced from responsible growers and locally sourced when possible.
Best Way to Get Around
There are many ways to get around in Philadelphia. If you are looking for a healthier way to explore the city, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. In addition, they have 750 miles of bike trails in the works with over 300 miles of it already completed.The city has a bike rental service, Indego, starting at $4 per ride. Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop is a bus that connects all of the city’s top attractions. The city is also home to SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) which offers buses, trains, underground subway trains and trolleys. These options will get you almost anywhere you need to go in the city and even into some suburbs. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft are also available and make for a convenient way to get around the city.