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Best things to do in Philadelphia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“This is probably Philadelphia’s most iconic photo spot — it’s featured in the scene in Rocky where Sylvester Stallone runs up the museum’s steps. Visitors have recreated the scene for decades in the exact spot. If you don’t have time to visit the museum, you can still go for a run up the steps and get your victory shot looking out over the city. ”
479 locals recommend
Market
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“This isn’t just a supermarket. Local suppliers come with their produce and everything is fresh. They have multiple areas for dinning and everything tastes great ”
324 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the most historic place in US: Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed at Independence Hall. ”
201 locals recommend
Plaza
“Named after David Rittenhouse, astronomer and first director of the United States Mint, Rittenhouse Square is home to high-end shopping and world-class dining. Enjoy a lovely picnic in Rittenhouse Square Park or simply shop till you drop in the most prominent area of the city. Plenty of high-end boutique stores, to huge discount fashion stores!”
233 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It first opened in 1753. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
204 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A truly unique museum experience, the Barnes is a treasure trove of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings, as well as old master works, Native American fine crafts, and early American decorative art. It's all displayed together in fantastic and often symmetrical arrangements. ”
260 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of the leading science centers in the country and a great place to take kids! Stroll down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and take in all the fountains and flowers on your walk over”
151 locals recommend
History Museum
“Haunted house attraction during October. Historical site and the first penitentiary-style prison in the world. 15 minute walk away.”
198 locals recommend
Zoo
“Always something interesting and exciting happening at the zoo. Not just for kids... it now has a beer garden! ”
87 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. It is a giant piece of art you can walk through and explore nooks & crannies. It is whimsical & facinating. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. They host fun events, DIY art nights, live music & BYOB. Check the website calender for more information. ”
155 locals recommend
College History Building
“If you love creepy and weird museums this one is for you. Featuring many medical oddities you can get lost in here for hours.”
160 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
145 locals recommend
Hardware Store
“The Philadelphia Art Museum's surroundings, including the Water Works, is a sight to behold onto itself. Of course inside you will find much more to see.”
108 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
174 locals recommend
Park
“Within a mile, along the Delaware River, you can hang out in hammocks, enjoy the breeze with a beer, or play giant board games with snacks and ice cream at Spruce St Harbor Park. Consider using the bike share at the park and take a short trip down the river to find it!”
154 locals recommend
City Hall
“Big, ornate municipal building with clock tower capped by 11-m. statue of city founder William Penn.”
137 locals recommend