For every highly-celebrated landmark, five-star restaurant, and striking street mural throughout Philadelphia, there’s a distinct and captivating story waiting to be discovered. It’s time you took a closer look.

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau works collaboratively with our incredible city to help visitors from all over the world get the true Philadelphia experience; creatively blending historic sites and culturally rich attractions into unforgettable adventure.

Walk the cobblestone streets with Ben Franklin by your side or learn about the American Flag from Betsy Ross herself. Discover a rich blend of classic and modern art, from paintings hung on gallery walls to outdoor murals sprinkled through the city streets and plazas. Travel across the globe and back again with a taste of the most exotic culinary cultures and the freshest local ingredients. Let us be your guide as you get lost in it all. Your adventure awaits…


Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Pa. Credit: Kyle Huff for PHLCVB
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, Pa.
Credit: Kyle Huff

Imagine reliving the remarkable story of America’s founding in “the most historic square mile in the country.” Take in a 360-degree live production from the powerful pages of our nation’s history at the National Constitution Center. Travel back in time amongst decades-old artifacts in the Museum of the American Revolution, and hop on board historic vessels at the Independence Seaport Museum. Complete your living history lesson as the National Museum of American Jewish History brings the stories of Jewish immigrants to life.

Art & Culture

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Boasting a celebrated culture ranked #1 in the country by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Philadelphia’s treasured museums, iconic historic parks, and majestic architecture are stories waiting to be told. Triumphantly run up the Rocky steps up to the vast exhibits of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, crowning the city’s cultural circuit. You’ll experience one of the world’s foremost collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work at the Barnes Foundation before celebrating the transformative powers of art-making at Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, our country’s first art museum and school.


Pretzel Sandwich
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Get a taste of Philadelphia’s exciting culinary scene, highlighted by both fresh, local ingredients and bold, international flavors. Relive Colonial America at City Tavern as costumed wait-staff serve you authentic 18th-century dishes and drinks, then travel to Italy with the artful presentations at restaurants such as Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti. Next, dine like a rockstar surrounded by memorabilia of music greats at Hard Rock Cafe, before exploring the eclectic fare and rich history of America’s oldest public market: Reading Terminal Market.

Tax-Free Shopping

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Pack an extra suitcase and get ready to take advantage of Philadelphia’s tax-free purchases on clothing and shoes throughout the city’s premier shopping neighborhoods. Officially launching September 2019, The Fashion District Philadelphia will fill three city blocks with flagship stores and branded outlets, putting you just steps away from the locally-owned boutiques and national retailers of Rittenhouse Row. Fill your bags with popular brands in The Shops at Liberty Place before experiencing one of the country’s most architecturally celebrated retail spaces inside Macy’s Center City.

For customized itinerary planning and detailed planning, contact Jim DePhilippo at 215-636-3312 or visit