Philadelphia Tourism

Historically important and culturally vibrant, Philadelphia is sure to leave a mark on your mind. Known fondly as Philly, this city has a warm vibe. You are sure to feel at home in ‘the city that loves you back’.

So whether you are a national history buff or a gourmand, Philly has many surprises in its pocket! A notable past and a bright future make for an eclectic mix that captivates the visitor in a unique way.

Although Philadelphia has a close-knit local community, tourists assimilate easily into its spirited atmosphere and unprecedented hospitality. There’s something here for everyone!

Essential travel information and Philadelphia tips for your visit

  • Do try the sinful Philly cheese-steak! There’s nowhere else in the world that will be able to serve the same flavor!
  • Do keep a train and bus schedule handy for your reference. Many stations might not have them available easily.
  • Do try and witness some exciting theatre at the Walnut street Theater.
  • Catch a sports game live! Head to a stadium near you to experience the Phillies playing or catch a NBA game of the 76ers. The excitement is contagious!
  • Try some beer at a local brewery. The Philadelphia Brewing Company is famous for its variety of classy beers.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Philadelphia

  • Save 8% Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
    Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia144 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Father...

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  • Save 4% Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour
    Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Board a double-decker bus for a guided, 2-hour night tour of historic Philadelphia. This evening sightseeing tour around the ...

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  • Save 12% Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia
    Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia17 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Trace the footsteps of the Founding Fathers through the streets of historic Old City on this 1.5-hour walking tour. See the f...

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  • Save 11% Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
    Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia28 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease. Sel...

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  • Know the pollution level of Philadelphia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.27 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.64 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.57 (Low)
  • How safe is Philadelphia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Philadelphia.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.3 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.78 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.05 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.93 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.23 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.4 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.41 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.94 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.61 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Philadelphia is 155.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 41.91 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 51.82 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.65 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.94 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.21 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.09 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Philadelphia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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