Sitting around two hours north of Washington D.C. and two hours south of New York, America’s first World Heritage City, Philadelphia, is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Centre.

The city’s picturesque and friendly streets are easy to navigate and lined with parks, rivers, shops, restaurants and plenty of historic sites.

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Discover Philadelphia

Showcasing some of the country’s oldest buildings, the role Philadelphia played in America’s early history has certainly been well preserved. For those on a visit to the Capital Region, Philadelphia provides a must-see stop to learn about America’s history and its democracy.

Once the nation’s capital, Philadelphia, or ‘Philly’ as it’s affectionately known, has all of the allure of neighbouring New York City, whilst boasting a small-town feel.

Things to do in Philadelphia

  • Stroll around Independence National Historic Park
  • Learn about the city’s history at Independence Hall
  • Visit the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Wander the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • See the Liberty Bell at the Liberty Bell Centre
  • Tour the impressive City Hall
  • Take a self-guided tour of the United States Mint
  • Chow down on the iconic Philly Cheese Steak
  • Visit the Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • Peruse the art works at the Barnes Foundation

Getting there

By Road – New York 98 miles; Washington D.C. 139 miles

By Rail – New York 1.5 hours; Washington D.C. 1.5 hours; Boston 5 hours

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and most major cities

Getting Around

On Foot
Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the USA. The city layout is simple to master and the streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks and people.

By Bike
Philadelphia is quickly becoming one of the most bike-friendly big cities in the USA with dedicated bike lanes on city streets and hundreds of miles of trails.

Buy Bus
The most convenient way to see 22 of the city’s top attractions is aboard the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop. Single rides are available for just $2 per person ($5 for an all-day pass) with service every 15 minutes at visitor-friendly stops across the city.

Public Transport
Aside from walking, Philadelphia’s excellent transit system is the best way to get around town. It is one of the most comprehensive bus, subway and commuter-rail systems in the United States.

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