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Visiting Philadelphia

Home of the cheesesteak and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia mixes history and sophistication with down-to-earth spunk. Independence Hall and the cobblestones of Society Hill take visitors back a few centuries, while more modern-day things to do include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the King of Prussia Mall.

Despite the city’s admitted obsession with cheesesteaks, restaurants in Philadelphia do serve other things. You can get dim sum in Chinatown, or nearly any cuisine or ingredients imaginable at the Reading Terminal Market. Philly also has a nightlife; check out the neighborhood called Fishtown for funky bars and a music scene. And as far as ... Read More
Home of the cheesesteak and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia mixes history and sophistication with down-to-earth spunk. Independence Hall and the cobblestones of Society Hill take visitors back a few centuries, while more modern-day things to do include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the King of Prussia Mall.

Despite the city’s admitted obsession with cheesesteaks, restaurants in Philadelphia do serve other things. You can get dim sum in Chinatown, or nearly any cuisine or ingredients imaginable at the Reading Terminal Market. Philly also has a nightlife; check out the neighborhood called Fishtown for funky bars and a music scene. And as far as hotels in Philadelphia, you have much to choose from. If you’re interested in early United States history, consider a hotel in the Historic District; for a special trip, consider a boutique or luxury hotel; and if Fido is traveling with you, Philadelphia’s got pet-friendly hotels, too.

No matter where you end up staying, you’ll probably need to find a flight. But first, check out IgoUgo travelers’ Philly photos for an idea of all the City of Brotherly Love has to offer—you just may want to extend your travel dates.    Close

Stories and Tips Philadelphia

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Candlelight Walking Tour of Society Hill

Written by kjlouden on 20 Aug, 2005

We meet Erika at the Welcome Park at Second and Walnut--or, more accurately, across the street from City Tavern. Reservations aren’t necessary, so anyone with nothing to do on a Saturday evening can simply show up at 6:30pm, pay $5, and take the tour by Centipede Tours.…Read More


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Breakfast with Ben

Written by ActSpacey on 23 Jan, 2006

In honor of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, Philadelphia has put together a pleasant, low-key family activity with its “Breakfast with Ben” event. This is one of many special events. Held one Saturday each month, the local Ben Franklin lookalike joins families with their children for…Read More


Philadelphia Chinatown

Written by pinkyinhere on 11 Aug, 2006

Philadelphia Chinatown is located at 10th and Arch Street. There is a big gate indicating the entrance of Chinatown. When I was in high school, I had a part-time job at a video store in Chinatown. For those who want to know…Read More


The Cheese Steak

Written by Saphira on 23 Aug, 2005

I love cheese steaks. Philadelphia is supposedly the birth- place of the cheese steak and you are unable to travel too far without smelling that greasy cheesy delight. I’m happy I live in the Philadelphia area, because there are so many great places…Read More


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Philadelphia Flower Show

Written by Laalasa on 11 Mar, 2005

Listed as one of the top 100 events in North America and as one of the 1,000 places to see before you die, the annual Philadelphia Flower Show lives up to the expectations and more. It should considering it has over 175 years of experience. Held…Read More


Marrakesh

Written by eviet on 24 Feb, 2005

517 South Leithgow St. 215/925-5929 I’ve seen B-list horror movies that begin like this: a couple eschews the bustling main street—in our case, South Street—for an empty side street with nothing but a seemingly deserted restaurant at the end. As they approach the front door of said…Read More


A visit to the Vet.

Written by digitaldan1 on 23 Jul, 2003

Tickets: I'd purchased a couple of 600 level seats via the Phillies web site a few days earlier, so we visited the "will call" windows and walked straight up to the S-Z line where I had my ducats in less than a minute. It was…Read More


Philadelphia Freedom

Written by Nita39 on 18 Jul, 2002

If you want excitement plus a bite to eat, you may visit Olde City, between 2nd and 3rd and Market. There you will find several nice eateries. Just about any type of cuisine a person would like is available in that area, plus…Read More


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Wandering in Wayne

Written by diminor1929 on 07 Oct, 2002

If you get off the commuter train at the Wayne Station, you will emerge onto trendy but totally hip "Wayne Avenue." This is one of my favorite areas to prowl and you can take your choice of shopping, dining, cocktails or a combination of…Read More


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Dallying in Devon

Written by diminor1929 on 08 Oct, 2002

Not just the site of the world-famous Horse Show, Devon has other attractions to lure visitors to its doors. For one, there is the Lancaster Farmer''s Market where you can catch a glimpse of wealthy main line matrons shopping for fresh produce and meats while…Read More


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