Things to do for Local Culture in Philadelphia

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    Italian Market

    Italian Market

    Ranked #12 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    33 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Flea Market, Market, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesFamiliesAdventure

    Philadelphia’s Italian Market, which runs along approximately ten city blocks of Ninth Street in South Philadelphia, is one of the oldest and largest open-air markets in America. Dozens of vendors ...

  • 2
    Liberty Bell

    Liberty Bell

    Ranked #1 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    132 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    To all my historians, this one is for you. So if you weren't aware, Philly was actually the original capital city of the U.S.A. Which means what? There's a wealth ...

  • 3
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Ranked #2 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    94 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    So this museum was probably the most pleasant surprise on my 12 hour trip to Philly from Baltimore. I went to this area solely to check on the Rocky statue ...

  • 4
    Independence Hall

    Independence Hall

    Ranked #3 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    83 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Government Building, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Come early in the mornings to avoid the queues! Definitely worth visiting for American history fanatics

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    Love Park

    Love Park

    Ranked #4 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    75 reviews
    Outdoors, Park, Popular
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesAdventure

    Very Pretty. Happy I got to see it in person. I'm from NY and it's a well known landmark from Philly

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    Franklin Institute

    Franklin Institute

    Ranked #5 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    53 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Science Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    One of my favorite places in Philadelphia! The museum is awesome, always have great temporary exhibits and great interactive activities for the kids and adults.

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    Philadelphia City Hall

    Philadelphia City Hall

    Ranked #6 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    52 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, City Hall
    Popular withHistoryArtsyOutdoorsy

    Just a magnificent piece of architecture and history. You could spend hours checking out little books and crannies with hidden architectural secrets.

  • 8
    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Ranked #7 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    51 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureBackpackers

    This was a return trip to Eastern State Penitentiary. They have opened up some new areas and have some new programs (like open a cell) that are great adds ons ...

  • 9
    Rittenhouse Square

    Rittenhouse Square

    Ranked #8 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    48 reviews
    Outdoors, Park, Plaza
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    This park is very peaceful and lovely. It was a bit busy but taking a seat and just enjoying the sun was extremely relaxing

  • 10
    South Street

    South Street

    Ranked #9 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    54 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Neighborhood
    Popular withNightlifeArtsyFoodies

    South Street is not a place where I would want to hang out, especially in the evening. But for teenagers and other curious visitors it may be a fun place ...

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