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Best of Philadelphia Guide

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Philadelphia
One of America's most historic cities, Philadelphia is an ideal place to spend a weekend -- preferably a long one. Be sure to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed; both are part of Independence National Historic Park. Philadelphia also boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Rodin Museum. The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of many local attractions honouring the life and work of Benjamin Franklin, the city's most famous ambassador. And after digesting all that history, make sure you save room for a classic Philly cheese steak sandwich.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation
Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir... more Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Wissahickon Valley Park
Wissahickon Valley Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty... more Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Beiler's Bakery
Beiler's Bakery
Ranked #1 of 3,914 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Ristorante Pesto
Ristorante Pesto
Ranked #2 of 3,914 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 21 - 30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Ranked #3 of 3,914 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price:
Cuisines: Dutch, Sandwiches, International, European, Delicatessen
Good for: Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Takeout
Talula's Garden
Talula's Garden
Ranked #4 of 3,914 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 31 - 50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Vernick Food and Drink
Vernick Food and Drink
Ranked #5 of 3,914 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 25 - 45
Cuisines: French, American, Seafood, Bistro
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
USD 117 - 217
Ranked #5 of 28 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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Apple Hostels Philadelphia
2.0 of 5
Apple Hostels Philadelphia
USD 42 - 134
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Manayunk Chambers
Manayunk Chambers
USD 99 - 299
Ranked #6 of 28 Philadelphia B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
USD 195 - 504
Ranked #1 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel
USD 195 - 455
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Hilton Inn at Penn
4.0 of 5
Hilton Inn at Penn
USD 189 - 398
Ranked #4 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Rittenhouse Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Rittenhouse Hotel
USD 318 - 828
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
USD 259 - 512
Ranked #5 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
4.5 of 5
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
USD 187 - 425
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Philadelphia
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