Philadelphia & Beyond

Founded by English Quaker William Penn, Philadelphia was to become the birthplace of American Independence, and the city’s museums and monuments remind of a dramatic period in history. Prioritising the attractions may prove challenging but first-time visitors should definitely head for Independence Hall, where the US Constitution was signed in 1787, Franklin Square, the Liberty Bell and its famous crack, and Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress may have sewn the first Stars and Stripes flag.

For those with a love of animals, the 42 acres of Philadelphia Zoo – the nation’s oldest – houses more than 1,300 creatures, with its Zoo360 system providing great viewing of the animals as they wander throughout the zoo along a series of wire-mesh trails. A must for any visitor to Philadelphia is One Liberty Observation Deck, its enclosed deck standing 883 feet high and presenting views of some of the sights you wouldn’t necessarily have seen from the ground, including the City Hall, Ben Franklin Bridge and University City.

Where the North and South United

Multi-Centre Fly-Drive Experience

Eastern Values

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Colonial America

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American Historic Highways

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Philadelphia & Beyond Highlights

Elsewhere in Philadelphia
Nestled between Second Street and the Delaware River, Elfreths Alley is the nation’s oldest residential street and serves as a reminder of Philadelphia’s early days. Well worth a visit is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as is the Barnes Foundation, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and modern paintings. You should definitely drop into Reading Terminal, Philadelphia’s most visited attraction, serving everything from local produce to exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes.
Something different…
For some slightly more abstract sightseeing, stop by the Mutter Museum, America’s most famous museum of medical oddities, which include an exhibit of the remains of Einstein’s brain. For those who love art with a difference, Love Letter is a series of 50 rooftop murals that play out one artist’s love letter to the city and its citizens. Climb the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum – if Rocky Balboa could do it, then why shouldn’t you? We would, however, suggest walking rather than running!

Philadelphia & Beyond Experiences

The Philadelphia Pass
A great option for those looking to save on some of Philadelphia's top attractions! Customise your experience by selecting your choice of three, four, five or seven activities from a list of 30 options and get direct entrance after you download your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House or Philadelphia Zoo. Cards are activated on the day they are first used and are valid for 30 days after first usage. Your pass saves you money and time while allowing you the flexibility to see your chosen sights and activities at your own pace.
The countryside of Philadelphia
Twenty miles northwest of the city, the rolling hills of Valley Forge National Park commemorate the 2,000 soldiers who lost their lives at the height of the American Revolution. Visit the Glencairn Museum to see exhibits of religious art and history and wander through the classic American small town of Skippack Village with its boutique shops and galleries. Valley Forge is also home to the King of Prussia Mall, the largest in the US. Also, to be explored is the lush countryside and rambling rivers of Brandywine Valley, located less than an hour from Philadelphia. Visit the historic site of Brandywine Battlefield and its museum, showcasing regional and American art, or simply stroll through picturesque vineyards or visit the taprooms of area brewers for a true taste of the Brandywine Valley.
Atlantic City
An hour’s drive from Philadelphia, Atlantic City is the East Coast’s original place to play! Championship golf courses, world-renowned entertainment, vibrant nightlife, the latest casino games and a shoppers’ paradise with discount outlet shopping. Experience Atlantic City, with an endless array of things to do. For visitors who like to be entertained, the nightlife options in Atlantic City are limitless. From country and rock to rodeos, boxing and midget car racing, all performed under the bright lights at Atlantic City’s casino properties or historic Boardwalk Hall.
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