Explore Philadelphia

The New York Times ranked Philadelphia third on its list of places to go in 2015 (#1 in the US), and The Huffington Post recently named it one of the coolest cities in America. Find out why there’s more to Philadelphia than cheesesteaks and sports—much, much more.

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History

Explore the rich history of the United States at Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Betsy Ross House, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, or any of the hundreds of other historical sites in the city. It’s no wonder Philadelphia was recently named the first World Heritage City in the US by  UNESCO.

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Museums

From the famous steps and expansive halls of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the world-renowned collections housed by the Barnes Foundation to one of the oldest and most interactive science musuems in the country, the Franklin Institute, visitors to Philadelphia could spend weeks just visiting its unique and wildly diverse museums.

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Dining

Find out why The Washington Post ranked Philadelphia the sixth best food city in the country (even ahead of New York)—and it’s not just for its cheeseteaks. A few highlights include fine dining desitinations like Morimoto and Vetri, a flourishing BYOB scene, the smorgasbord of Reading Terminal Market, and the world’s best gelato. Find out more about Philly’s burgeoning restaurant scene.

Night Life

Philadelphia offers live music, theater, a bar scene that spans from dive to hipster to high-class and everything in between. Its large and growing craft beer scene has also landed it at the top of many lists for best beer cities in the country. Find out more about Philly’s night life offerings.