American history comes alive in the Birthplace of the Nation.
One of the oldest cities in the nation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, celebrates its colonial past. But along with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Philly’s got an energetic — even edgy — side, especially in its up-and-coming neighborhoods like the revitalized Fishtown, home to artists, artisans and the shops and galleries featuring their work. And move over, Philly cheesesteaks: The city’s most sought-offer dishes are much more global, sophisticated and innovative.
- Logan Square
- Old City
- Rittenhouse Square
- Center City
Logan Square is home to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a historic boulevard that’s sometimes called Museum Mile. Here you’ll find some of the city’s most important cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum.
Museums, Greenspace , Restaurants
The aptly named Old City is the most historic part of Philadelphia, where you can get up close to the Liberty Bell, drop in on the house where Betsy Ross lived and visit Independence Hall.
Historic Sites, Architecture , Museums
Pretty, posh and filled with cosmopolitan pleasures, this neighborhood is Philly at its most fancy. The beautifully manicured park is surrounded by upscale restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and theaters.
Upscale Dining, Theaters, Galleries, Shopping
Philadelphia’s vibrant downtown encompasses six smaller neighborhoods, including Old City, Rittenhouse and Chinatown, all with their own restaurants, bars and personalities. And the entire area ranks so high on the walkability scale that it’s easy to stroll all six, all in one day.
Public Parks, Restaurants, Museums
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Get to Know Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Venerated Past — and Energetic Present
Discover the Birthplace of the Nation
Go back in time to discover the Birthplace of the Nation, strolling the charming streets of Old City and visiting key sites in American history, including the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell. Round out the day with an authentically Philly meal at one of the city’s most highly acclaimed restaurants.
Immerse Yourself in Culture
Immerse yourself in art and culture at the most important museums on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Franklin Institute, one of the country’s oldest science museums. End the day with some of the exceptional Italian fare Philly’s famous for.
Live Like a Local in Hip Fishtown
Live like a local in hip Fishtown, the working-class neighborhood that area creatives are reviving. There you can browse small boutiques, dine at one of the city’s buzziest restaurants and experience the neighborhood’s nightlife.