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Popular Attractions in Philadelphia

If you're a first time visitor to Philadelphia, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Philadelphia.


What are some good attractions in Philadelphia?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA (215) 763-8100
The Liberty Bell
Market St, Between 5th St & 6 St Philadelphia, PA (215) 965-2305
Eastern State Penitentiary
2124 Fairmount Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 236-3300
Spruce Street Harbor Park
121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA (215) 629-3200
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 215.448.1200
Di Nic's
1136 Arch St Philadelphia, PA (215) 923-6175
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA (215) 243-1100
Elfreth's Alley
126 Elfreth's Alley Philadelphia, PA (215) 574-0560
Independence Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA (215) 629-4026
South Street
South St Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South St Philadelphia, PA (215) 733-0390
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St Philadelphia, PA
Tria
1135 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA (215) 629-9200

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Walk along the Ben Franklin Parkway to check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art and City Hall even if just from the outside."  See More

"Our favorite is the beef sandwich with peppers at Di Nic's."  See More

"It has really great outdoor seating near the Eastern State Penitentiary"  See More

"Definitely the touristy stuff The Liberty Bell, Independence Mall, Elfreth's Alley and Old City."  See More

"Right now The Franklin Institute has the Genghis Khan exhibit."  See More

"The Philadelphia Zoo is amazing and my kids ages 6 and 5 love it."  See More

"Independence Hall, Museum of the American Revolution, Elfreth's Alley and dinner in Old City."  See More

"Some historical places that I like in Philadelphia are Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential neighborhood in the country, Betsy Ross House, the Art Museum, & Christ Church."  See More

"South Street – Eclectic shops and don’t miss Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Farther north from Old City District is the Northern Liberties section."  See More

"If you do spend time on South Street, definitely stop by Philadelphia's Magic Gardens for $10."  See More

"The bus originates in the center of old city near the The Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center and all that historic stuff you want to see."  See More

"Nice happy hour at Oyster House, wine/beer/cheese at any of the Tria locations, El Vez or El Rey, The Ranstead Room1 Tippling Place for cocktails."  See More

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  1. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  2. The Liberty Bell
  3. Eastern State Penitentiary
  4. Spruce Street Harbor Park
  5. Independence Mall
  6. The Franklin Institute
  7. Di Nic's
  8. Philadelphia Zoo
  9. Elfreth's Alley
  10. Independence Hall
  11. Betsy Ross House
  12. South Street
  13. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
  14. National Constitution Center
  15. Tria
Where can I find out more about Philadelphia?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Philadelphia locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Philadelphia.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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