Best Time To Visit Philly
Fall and Spring may be the most temperate (many come in springtime to see the cherry blossoms in bloom), but summer brings street festivals, and Independence Day is an especially exciting time, thanks to the city’s colonial history.
Philadelphia is walkable, especially in Center City, but there’s also an extensive subway network, trolleys, and a regional rail system (subway tickets start at $2.25 per ride). The high-speed rail station and international airport are close to Center City and accessible via public transportation.
July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 85.5°F (30°C) and the coldest is January at 25.5°F (-3.6°C).
Know Before Visiting
Pennsylvania's unusual liquor laws have created a unique Bring Your Own Bottle culture at Philadelphia restaurants—for little or no corkage fee. Most restaurants don't mind if you bring beer instead of wine, and some will bring mixers for BYO liquor.
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