Philadelphia Visitors & Convention Bureau
Philadelphia, the birthplace of the USA and the first World Heritage City in
find a walkable city with charming neighborhoods filled with parks and outdoor
cafes, cobblestone streets in the Historic District and Old City, modern
skyscrapers and a thriving business and financial district. The city is also a
shopper’s paradise, with no tax on clothing or shoes and everything from
independent boutiques to major brand names and designers.
the most historic city in the USA, visitors should not miss a tour of
Independence National Historical Park, which contains two of the most famous
monuments to the country’s history – the Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom, and
Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the
U.S. Constitution was drafted.
Take one of the many guided walking tours offered or put your
feet up and enjoy a trolley or Big Bus tour of Center City with on-off
privileges, or a Ride the Ducks tour (seasonal), where you will experience
Philadelphia on land and from the Delaware River on an amphibious
vehicle. Or, head over to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to world-class
art museums (and the famous Rocky steps) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Just
a short distance away is the Philadelphia countryside with rolling hills,
historical sites, gardens and museums.