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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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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Citizens Bank Park
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies' home stadium
Attraction type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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National Museum of American Jewish History
National Museum of American Jewish History
Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $11. This museum offers... more Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $11. This museum offers dynamic and always intriguing exhibits. The history and evolution of the American Jewish community from colonial times onward is chronicled. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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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: Historic Sites; Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Vernick Food and Drink
Vernick Food and Drink
Ranked #1 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 20 - 30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Ranked #2 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price:
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, After-hours, Dessert
Fiorino
Fiorino
Ranked #3 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations
Beiler's Bakery
Beiler's Bakery
Ranked #4 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Bakery
Zahav
Zahav
Ranked #5 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 20 - 25
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Apple Hostels Philadelphia
2.0 of 5
Apple Hostels Philadelphia
USD 44 - 92
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Burbridge Street B&B
2.0 of 5
Burbridge Street B&B
USD 95 - 114
Ranked #11 of 26 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
USD 38 - 46
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
USD 191 - 426
Ranked #2 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia - a Kimpton Hotel
USD 191 - 425
Ranked #3 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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Hilton Inn at Penn
4.0 of 5
Hilton Inn at Penn
USD 191 - 331
Ranked #4 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Rittenhouse Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Rittenhouse Hotel
USD 294 - 508
Ranked #1 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
USD 247 - 387
Ranked #5 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
USD 190 - 384
Ranked #8 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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