Super Sightseeing Spots Not to Miss in Philadelphia

Visiting the city of Philadelphia has many things to offer visitors. From wonderful historical sights such as The National Constitution Center to Independence National Historical Park, this city has no shortage of great places to revisiting the beginning of our great nation. Should you be looking for a more outdoorsy experience, there are sights that can meet those needs a swell. Wander over to lovely Fairmount Park to walk in the sunshine, play a game of frisbee or let the kids burn off some energy. There's also the oldest zoo in the country at your disposal, offering up a lovely opportunity to decompress and enjoy the animals that's perfect no matter what ages make up your crowd. If you're looking for museums, they're on the list as well, and these choices have won awards for their ability to entertain, educate, impress and introduce great ideas to visitors both young and old. Treat yourself to a few of the options we suggest, or discover a venue that speaks to you in another area of the city. What you won't feel gypped on is choices. From great historical buildings to parks and recreational options to museums and artistic options and even a few odd selections just to shake things up. See which of these great Philadelphia sightseeing activities strikes and interest in your group and head out to create memories of your own. 



Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park


When looking for the perfect romantic thing to do in Fairmount Park, nothing beats the Whispering Benches at the Smith Civil War Memorial Arch near Memorial Hall. A unique phenomenon, it works like this: simply sit at one end of the long,...  Read More



One of Philadelphia's five original squares, Franklin Square is certainly one of the best for kids. Children can take a ride on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel that's located here before heading to the playground for a more active...  Read More



Learn about Colonial America's most important political city and the founding of the nation by exploring some of the 20 city blocks that comprise Independence National Historical Park. While a walk along its cobblestoned streets reveals dozens...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park
Academy of Natural Sciences


This internationally-renowned museum dates back to 1812 and serves as a public forum for environmental research and education. Numerous interactive exhibits are particularly fun for children, and include live animals, dinosaurs, and insects....  Read More

National Constitution Center


A visit to the National Constitution Center starts with a powerful multi-media theater presentation that describes the main points of our country's most important document. After the presentation,visitors are free to roam about the building...  Read More



The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a stellar collection from artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Picasso, and Rodin. Surrealist art is well represented by Dali, De Chirico, Max Ernst, and Magritte, with pre-modernist work from the...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park


Offering more than a dozen interactive exhibits, the Franklin Institute Science Museum is a favorite for both the young and young at heart. Children especially love walking through the world's largest artificial heart and learning about energy...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park


Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence among convicts. Today, the massive structure stands in ruins as one of Philadelphia's most historic sites. Visitors can...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park


America's first zoo and one of the region's foremost conservation organizations, Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the zoo Philadelphia's leading family...  Read More