150+ Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia PA

The rich history of Pennsylvania’s largest city provides plenty of fun things to do in Philadelphia. From the famous Liberty Bell to Independence hall, the American history buff won’t be able to get enough of this fantastic city. And obviously don’t forget to compare cheesesteaks to see who makes the best one!

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Learn more about American history at Independence Hall
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Sign up for a free food demo at Reading Terminal Market
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Take a look at the crack of the iconic Liberty Bell
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Admire the architecture inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Start your city tour at Independence Visitor Center
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Visit the Christ Church and learn about its rich history
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Stroll along Locust Walk and explore the UPenn campus
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Find “LOVE” at the University of Pennsylvania
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Listen to music played from the Wanamaker Organ
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Go hiking in Wissahickon Valley Park
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Take an informative tour of the City Hall
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Run up the Rocky Steps while listening to “Gonna Fly Now”
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Sit on a bench and listen to a storyteller
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Meet Peter the Mint Eagle at United States Mint
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Have a lovely walk around Rittenhouse Square
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Hop on your bike and pedal along Kelly Drive
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Find the three “Playing Angels”
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See the cherry blossoms in Fairmount Park
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Take a picture of Rocky
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Learn interesting facts at Fireman’s Hall Museum
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Walk endlessly along the Schuylkill River Trail
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View the Philadelphia Skyline from the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
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See the historic Boathouse Row
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Have a blast at Spruce Street Harbor Park
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Take a tour of Yards and taste a sample of their brews
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Be transported to another time at Elfreth’s Alley
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Visit the historic Congress Hall
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Go people watching at the 30th Street Station
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Go bird watching at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
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Watch the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic bike race from start to finish
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View the spectacular Dream Garden
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Read the headstones at Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
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See great views of Schuykill River at Fairmount Water Works
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Let the kids play at the Franklin Square Playground
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Hang out at Penn’s Landing
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Catch a free concert at the Great Plaza on a Friday night
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Celebrate 4th of July at Penn’s Landing
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Find rare books at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Library
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Find Edgar Allan Poe’s home in Pennsylvania
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Be mesmerized by the Comcast Experience
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Have a romantic walk around the Love Park
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Bury your nose in a book at the Free Library of Philadelphia
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Drive across the famous Ben Franklin Bridge
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Visit the historic Carpenters’ Hall
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See the local shops and restaurants in Manayunk
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Watch Macy’s Christmas Light Show
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Locate hard to find books at the Book Trader
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Find unique items at Philly AIDS Thrift
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Attend a book reading at Brickbat Books
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See an exhibit at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
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Take a quick jog in Washington Square Park
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Check out the cool shops at South Street
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Step inside the Powel House
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Enjoy a relaxing stroll around Society Hill
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Spot the gilded scuplture of Joan of Arc
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Make a wish at the Swann Memorial Fountain
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Locate the whimsical frog in Logan Circle
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View the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
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Get a glimpse of the past at Todd House
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Take a long, hard look at the Irish Memorial Monument
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Find George Clymer’s The Signer
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Socialize with other beer lovers at the Philadelphia Brewing Company Tour
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Walk along Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysees”
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fun things to do in philadelphia

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