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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
Owner description: As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special... more Owner description: As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages. less
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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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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Independence Hall
Independence Hall
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums
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Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park
One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; National Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante Pesto
Ristorante Pesto
Ranked #1 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beiler's Bakery
Beiler's Bakery
Ranked #2 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Vernick Food & Drink
Vernick Food & Drink
Ranked #3 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 45 - USD 65
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Zahav
Zahav
Ranked #4 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Ranked #5 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, German, Irish, Caribbean, Dutch, Southwestern, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, Thai, Greek, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Jamaican, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Apple Hostels Philadelphia
2.0 of 5
Apple Hostels Philadelphia
USD 32 - USD 166
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The Philadelphia House
1.5 of 5
The Philadelphia House
USD 26 - USD 93
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Burbridge Street B&B
2.0 of 5
Burbridge Street B&B
USD 100 - USD 119
Ranked #14 of 25 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
USD 161 - USD 358
Ranked #2 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Hilton Inn at Penn
4.0 of 5
Hilton Inn at Penn
USD 172 - USD 337
Ranked #3 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
4.5 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
USD 181 - USD 428
Ranked #4 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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The Rittenhouse Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Rittenhouse Hotel
USD 346 - USD 561
Ranked #1 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
4.5 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
USD 170 - USD 431
Ranked #5 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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The Windsor Suites
4.0 of 5
The Windsor Suites
USD 148 - USD 347
Ranked #6 of 86 Hotels in Philadelphia
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