Philadelphia Tourism, Pennsylvania

Visit Philadelphia - Best of Philadelphia

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!

Philadelphia Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Philadelphia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Philadelphia

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

    • Air Pollution 39.77 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.65 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.75 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.94 (Low)
  • Philadelphia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Philadelphia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Philadelphia.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.32 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 67.23 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.53 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.16 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 52.96 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.21 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.59 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.21 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Living in Philadelphia - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Philadelphia is 151.57 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 42.6 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 49.61 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.14 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.57 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.25 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.54 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.54 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Philadelphia

    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 31.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.28 USD

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

Philadelphia Travel Guides

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Philadelphia Tours for you

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

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