Philadelphia Travel Guide
For the last 100 years, this open-air market in South Philadelphia has beckoned the hungry masses with butcher, baker, and cheese stands. The annual festival held in May is always a sight to behold.
This one of Philadelphia's five original squares is dedicated to family fun. It features a carousel and Philly-themed mini golf course.
Now in a permanent performance space, FringeArts has gone from an annual festival to a fixture in the Philadelphia cultural scene. Cutting-edge shows hail from all over the world.
Stroll through the largest collection (outside of Paris) of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work in a formal garden and museum. Free.
Meander through over 1,000 acres of gardens, water features, and attractions. Be sure to hit the Orchid House, the Waterlily Display, and the Orangery.
Grab a slice and wander through the "largest collection of pizza memorabilia in the world,” as certified by Guinness Book of World Records.
This new boardwalk, perched over the Schuylkill River (between Center City and University City), juts out as far as 50 feet from the shore and offers plenty of city views. At 2,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, there’s room for cyclists, runners, and walkers.
Not for the weak of stomach, this museum is dedicated to medical oddities and abnormalities. The walls are lined with skulls, organs in jars, and amputated limbs. Highlights include pieces of Albert Einstein’s brain and a tumor removed from President Grover Cleveland’s jaw.
Tour this massive former prison where Al Capone spent time. Autumn brings the popular Halloween-themed “Terror Behind the Walls” tours.
Start here to explore Philadelphia’s top historic sites and attractions, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and the National Constitution Center.
Since 1892 this indoor farmers market has featured stall after stall of fresh produce, meat, seafood, and take-away meals. Today, the market's over 80 purveyors include a fudge shop, an all-lamb deli, and a gyro stand.
This always-popular ice skating rink is now a year-round destination: This summer it was reimagined as SummerFest, one of the country's only outdoor roller skating rinks. Fuel up at the lodge with a menu curated by celebrity chef Jose Garces.
In a state known for antiquated alcohol laws, this is one of the first liquor producers around that is allowed to offer tours and tastings. Guides take thirsty visitors through the whiskey distillery, which once housed horse stables, and lead them to a convivial bar at the tour's end.
One of Philadelphia’s newest and most exciting museums showcases Albert C. Barnes’ collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modernist paintings.
Artist Isaiah Zagar created this awe-inspiring attraction, which takes up half a city block. His mosaic murals repurpose discarded items like tile, bicycle parts, and dishes to create a magical world of arches, tunnels, and staircases.