Who doesn’t love a city that has something for everyone? Philadelphia is real, historically significant, urban, and artistic. It’s an iconic city with a rich heritage, diverse neighborhoods, eclectic culture, and hip nightlife. If you’re thinking about making a trip, whether it’s your first or your fifth, the City of Brotherly Love will help you find your vibe.
The time is now and the price is right for you to fly or drive to Philly. This amazing deal on Travelzoo will place you within walking distance from the Old City at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing for $139 per night. The offer includes free parking and it’s fully refundable, so if you buy now and decide not to go, you’ll get your money back. (Travel dates until April 17, 2022.)
Hilton boasts views of the Delaware River. It features pet-friendly rooms, an indoor pool, a waterfront restaurant, and a fitness center.
Philadelphia was the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. and many significant moments have roots in its soil. The Liberty Bell (a symbol of freedom) and Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) are two starting points on the map of attractions for tourists. Take a walk in the cobblestone Old City neighborhood and soak in the charm of this quaint part of Philly with streetside cafes and lovely boutiques and galleries.
You can continue to turn back the chapters of its past with the African American Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Mütter Museum. Next on the list are the historic Reading Terminal Market, Jeweler’s Row, and 9th Street Italian Market—three gems where you’ll find much to shop, see, and eat. What makes this city more special is the fact that its history is interwoven with pride—the LGBTQIA+ friendly city hosted the country’s first major protest fighting for the rights of the community in 1965.
The must-dos also include the Rocky Steps (outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Rocky statue—from the famous ’70s Rocky movie franchise. Love pop culture? The city has set the stage for many movies and TV shows, including more recently Queer Eye Season 5.
The buzzing food scene means that you’ll always discover something new whenever you step out of your hotel. Philly cheesesteak is a big deal, but as lovely as the authentic cheesesteak is, also save space for delightful restaurants such as Warmdaddy’s, Vedge, South Philly Barbacoa, and Zahav—all celebrate different cuisines and keep true to Philly’s inclusive spirit.
Worth a mention: Philadelphia has a great public transportation system, so you will be able to explore much of it for very little. While walking and traveling, keep an eye out for murals and graffiti that have made this city an outdoor museum. Check out this Fodor’s Guide for Philadelphia for more exciting things to do.
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