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Itineraries

With so many attractions throughout Philadelphia and The Countryside, it might seem a bit challenging to pick what places you absolutely have to visit. That’s where our itineraries come in.

Excellent resources for your trip-planning, you can use the itineraries as a general overview and starting point or follow them step by step. We cover a wide range of themes, so no matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.

Featured Itineraries

  • Where to Find the Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

    Interactive guide to Philly’s signature sandwich

    Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. Take a bite of the iconic sandwich with our interactive guide on where to find the best cheesesteaks in the city.

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  • Quintessential Rocky Tour of Philadelphia

    City attractions and locations seen in the Rocky films

    Philadelphia was forever immortalized on celluloid with the tale of an aspiring boxer with the Academy Award-winning 1976 film _

    Philadelphia was forever immortalized on celluloid with the tale of an aspiring boxer with the Academy Award-winning 1976 film Rocky. Get yourself into fighting shape and explore city locations frequented by the beloved fictional Philadelphian.

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  • The Philadelphia Craft Beer Trail

    See why the Philadelphia region is one of the best places for beer in the world

    Victory's new 140,000 square-foot brewhouse in Parkesburgis equipped with top-of-the-line brewing technology and tools and is ab

    Recently named one of the 14 best beer cities on the globe by Frommer’s, Philadelphia is home to dozens of crafts breweries and brewpubs. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to Philadelphia’s beer scene and discover why the city is a major destination for beer lovers.

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  • The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail
    Of Greater Philadelphia

    See why small-batch distilling is booming in the region

    The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail Of Greater Philadelphia

    In just over four years, the number of craft distilleries in the Philadelphia region has increased by more than a dozen, helping to restore Pennsylvania to its once-prominent place in the national distilling conversation. Here’s a look at the region’s distilling pioneers.

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  • The Historic American Revolution Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    Discover the Revolutionary War sites and battlefields in Philadelphia and the Countryside

    Valley Forge National Historical Park

    The American Revolution didn’t just take place at Independence Hall. This trail highlights the most significant American Revolution sites in the Greater Philadelphia area, from Valley Forge to Fort Mifflin to Washington Crossing.

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  • The Wineries and Vineyards Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    Sample the award-winning wines the Philadelphia region has to offer

    Va La Vineyards

    Southeastern Pennsylvania is continuing to make major waves in the nation’s wine industry. This trail takes you to some of the best award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Greater Philadelphia area. Hope you’re thirsty.

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  • The Hiking, Biking and Recreation Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    Combine a city visit with a quick day-trip into the countryside

    Core Creek Park

    Whether it’s hiking, biking, rowing, fishing, sailing, running, horseback riding or dog walking, Philadelphia’s Towns are full of fun ways to get outdoors. This trail aims to show just how easy it is to combine a city visit with a quick day-trip into the countryside.

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  • The Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia

    Where to go for al fresco beers this summer

    Frankford Hall

    It’s beer garden season in Philadelphia again and we couldn’t be happier about it. Read on for our in-depth guide to beer gardens in the city.

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  • The Gardens and Galleries Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    A trip through the beautiful landscapes of the region and the artwork they inspired

    Longwood Gardens

    The Philadelphia region is brimming with world-class art museums and galleries, but beautiful art is not confined to the walls. Ornate gardens and meticulous green spaces create gorgeous living canvases which have inspired artists for generations.

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  • The Main Streets Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    Experience the charming shops, fantastic dining, history and fun of the Town’s Main Streets

    Experience small town charm with big city style during a visit to the Main Streets of Philadelphia’s Towns of the Countryside.

    Experience small town charm with big city style in Philadelphia’s Towns. Charming shops, fantastic dining, history, and fun for the whole family are a short drive away in the towns of the countryside.

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  • Top Places to Listen to
    Live Jazz in Philadelphia

    Explore the city’s reputation as a go-to destination for jazz

    Top Places to Listen to Live Jazz Music in Philadelphia

    Almost any day of the week, you can find a stellar lineup of local, national and international talents performing at one of the city’s many jazz clubs and concert venues. Here are a few places where you can find the sweet sound of Philadelphia jazz all year long.

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  • Eating East Passyunk – A Restaurant Tour Along East Passyunk Avenue

    A restaurant tour of one of the best foodie streets in America

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    Food fans in the know have begun referring to East Passyunk Avenue as the city’s contemporary Restaurant Row. The neighborhood’s strong Italian roots are still proudly displayed, but they’re augmented by daring immigrant-owned eateries (Mexican and Southeast Asian, most prominently) and young, passionate chefs eager to make a mark among their peers.

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Most Recent Itineraries

  • The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail
    Of Greater Philadelphia

    See why small-batch distilling is booming in the region

    The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail Of Greater Philadelphia

    In just over four years, the number of craft distilleries in the Philadelphia region has increased by more than a dozen, helping to restore Pennsylvania to its once-prominent place in the national distilling conversation. Here’s a look at the region’s distilling pioneers.

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  • 15 Awesome National Park Sites in Greater Philadelphia to Explore for #NPS100

    Check out some the area’s coolest national parks in celebration of the NPS’ centennial birthday

    The Liberty Bell Center is just one site to see in Independence National Historical Park.

    Philadelphia and the surrounding countryside boast some of the nation’s most scenic and important National Parks and Historic Sites. We’ve rounded up 15 in the area to explore for #NPS100…

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  • Where to Experience Living History in Historic Philadelphia

    Spots to meet, mingle and grab a selfie with our nation’s celebrated history-makers

    Huzzah to a Tippler's Tour in Historic Philadelphia

    Historic Philadelphia is filled with fun opportunities to meet, mingle and grab a photo with some of our nation's most prominent figures. Find out all the top spots where you can interact with and discover stories from the history-makers themselves...

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  • 12 Awesome Places to Eat Along Philadelphia’s Waterfront

    A guide to dining on the Delaware River

    Where to eat along the Delaware River waterfront

    Philadelphia has no shortage of great riverside dining options, from tasty traditional favorites to delicious seasonal offerings.

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  • 25 Great Bars in Historic Philadelphia

    Where to cheers with a pint or two in the city’s Historic District

    There are more than 20 great places to grab a drink in Historic Philadelphia...

    Grab a drink at one of the awesome bars and nightlife spots in Philly’s Historic District…

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  • Top Political Sites To See In Historic Philadelphia

    Philly is overflowing with centuries of political history

    Explore the iconic locations in Philadelphia where disgruntled colonists created a new form of government.

    Explore the iconic locations in Philadelphia where disgruntled colonists created a new form of government.

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  • New Americans Tour of Philadelphia

    A self-guided journey through the city’s must-visit attractions for new citizens

    Our New Americans Tour of Philadelphia is a self-guided journey to many of the sites where key historic events happened, giving those studying to become a U.S. Citizen an insider’s look at the people, places and events that shaped the country.

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  • 15+ Must-See Historic Attractions
    in Historic Philadelphia

    The quintessential stops for those who love a rich story (steeped in history)

    Whether you’re the ultimate history buff or purely a fan of rich storytelling, Historic Philadelphia has you covered. Our Must-See Attractions in Historic Philadelphia…

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  • 20+ Great Restaurants in Historic Philadelphia

    Tasty eats in Philly’s original city

    Explore Historic Philadelphia's memorable dining experiences with our guide to great restaurants in Philly's original city.

    Explore Historic Philadelphia’s memorable dining experiences with our guide to great restaurants in Philly’s original city.

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  • 24 Awesome Free Things to Do in
    Historic Philadelphia

    Explore the Historic District’s cool inexpensive offerings

    Explore all the cool things to do for free this summer in the heart of Philadelphia's original city.

    FREEdom rings throughout Historic Philadelphia with an array of awesome experiences that won’t cost you a penny.

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  • The Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia

    Where to go for al fresco beers this summer

    Frankford Hall

    It’s beer garden season in Philadelphia again and we couldn’t be happier about it. Read on for our in-depth guide to beer gardens in the city.

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  • The Official Historic Philadelphia Trail

    The essential guide to Philadelphia’s original city

    Consider this your essential 24-stop guide to the attractions in Historic Philadelphia.

    Consider this your essential 24-stop guide to the attractions in Historic Philadelphia.

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  • Nine Great Hotels in Historic Philadelphia

    Spend the night in the heart of Philadelphia’s charming Historic District

    Book a stay at a hotel in Philadelphia’s Historic District and land a night's sleep steps away from the historic attractions.

    Book a stay at a hotel in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District and land a good night’s sleep just steps away from the neighborhood’s many must-see cultural attractions.

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  • Top Things to Do with Kids
    in Historic Philadelphia

    Family-friendly activities abound in Philly’s historic district

    Whether your kids are into costumes, carousels, selfies or sweets, Historic Philadelphia offers tons of family-friendly activiti

    Whether your kids are into costumes, carousels, selfies or sweets, Historic Philadelphia offers tons of family-friendly activities to check out…

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  • 20-Plus Selfie Spots and Photo Ops in
    Historic Philadelphia

    Snap eye-catching photos in Philly’s original city

    Snap selfies or photos with our guide to the stunning settings in Historic Philadelphia.

    Snap selfies or photos with our guide to the stunning settings in Historic Philadelphia.

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  • 25 Awesome Things to Do Along
    Philadelphia’s Waterfront

    A tour of everything the Delaware River waterfront has to offer

    Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront

    From parks to museums, breweries to restaurants, there are tons of attractions and events all year long at the Delaware River waterfront.

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  • 25 Things to Do in
    Historic Philadelphia After Dark

    Explore the district’s restaurants, bars, theaters and more after the sun goes down

    From beer gardens to avant-garde theater to outstanding dining and nightlife, Philadelphia's Historic District thrives at night.

    From beer gardens to avant-garde theater to outstanding dining and nightlife, Philadelphia’s Historic District thrives at night.

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  • African-American Historic Sites in Philadelphia

    A city-wide exploration of African-American culture and history

    Discover Philadelphia’s significant African-American history at these museums, historical landmarks and other moving sites.

    Discover Philadelphia’s significant African-American history at these museums, historical landmarks and other moving sites.

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  • Top Places for Lunch Near the Liberty Bell

    Grab-and-go bites and fanciful dishes, all within a 10-minute walk of the bell

    From quick bites to elegant sit-down meals, these are the best spots to grab a bite to eat near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

    When hunger strikes, a wealth of restaurants near the Liberty Bell invite you to enjoy everything from grab-and-go bites to artful dishes crafted from world-famous celebrity chefs.

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  • The Best Southern
    and Soul Food in Philadelphia

    Where to find the best southern and soul food in the City of Brotherly Love

    The Best Southern and Soul Food in Philadelphia

    Nothing’s more satisfying than a plate of down-home eats, and Philly’s dining scene is steeped in southern and soul flavors. Here’s a look at some of the mouthwatering delights the city has to offer.

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  • Independence National Historical Park (INHP) Sites in Philadelphia

    A comprehensive guide to “America’s Most Historic Square Mile”

    Want to see all of Independence National Historical Park? These attractions encompass every site officially included as part of the National Park Service.

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  • 12 Awesome Things to Do in
    Historic Philadelphia

    The coolest experiences in Philadelphia’s Historic District

    Have you done all the awesome things there are to do in Historic Philadelphia?

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  • The Philadelphia Craft Beer Trail

    See why the Philadelphia region is one of the best places for beer in the world

    Victory's new 140,000 square-foot brewhouse in Parkesburgis equipped with top-of-the-line brewing technology and tools and is ab

    Recently named one of the 14 best beer cities on the globe by Frommer’s, Philadelphia is home to dozens of crafts breweries and brewpubs. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to Philadelphia’s beer scene and discover why the city is a major destination for beer lovers.

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  • Guide to African-American Churches and Places of Worship in Philadelphia

    Experience our city’s top faith-based institutions — from large congregations and megachurches to historically significant places of worship

    From massive, modern “megachurches” like Enon Tabernacle in Mt. Airy and Sharon Baptist in West Philadelphia to historically significant assemblies like Mother Bethel and Tindley Temple, here is a list of some of the city’s most impressive and significant African-American churches which welcome thousands of worshippers throughout the year.

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  • The Best Places to Shop for Menswear in Philadelphia

    Your go-to guide for the city’s top menswear shops.

    Style-wise, most major cities are melting pots. But when it comes to menswear, these Philadelphia shops stand out from all of the rest.

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  • Where to Find the Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

    Interactive guide to Philly’s signature sandwich

    Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. Take a bite of the iconic sandwich with our interactive guide on where to find the best cheesesteaks in the city.

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  • A Ziptrip to Mt. Airy

    A welcoming community that melds sophisticated sensibilities with a laid-back lifestyle

    Earth Bread + Brewery brews alts, smoked wheat ales and Belgian-style dubbels onsite and also offers the best in regional beers.

    Perched along the Wissahickon Creek and enveloped by parkland, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Mt. Airy is the city’s country refuge. From beautiful historic homes to a bustling business district, it’s Philadelphia’s village in the city.

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  • A Ziptrip to Chestnut Hill

    Loaded with photo-worthy charm and famous for its cobblestone streets, stately colonial-style townhouses and upscale restaurants and cafes

    Stroll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum.

    Once a suburb where well-to-do Philadelphians escaped the city’s summer heat, Chestnut Hill is tucked in the northwest section of Philadelphia. This relatively affluent community with an array of historic mansions and Victorian twins and row houses is full of unexpected delights.

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  • A Ziptrip to Bristol

    Full of history, from mansions to an old movie house turned professional theater to a variety of ethnic festivals

    Bristol’s waterfront has become a haven for the arts, hosting ethnic festivals at river’s edge, providing a perfect opportunity

    Bristol in Bucks County has become a haven for the arts, a host for ethnic festivals at river’s edge, and a perfect opportunity to stroll, shop or dine within the 50-site Radcliffe Street Historic District.

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  • A Ziptrip to Jenkintown

    With plenty of character, the town is a destination for seekers of dining, culture and nightlife

    One of the oldest boroughs in Montgomery County, Jenkintown brims with historical interest and secret finds.

    One of the oldest boroughs in Montgomery County, Jenkintown brims with historical interest and secret finds. Visitors find that there’s much more than meets the eye in this residential community, including National Landmarks, an active arts scene and retail and restaurants that are not just along the main drag.

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  • A Ziptrip to Manayunk

    Shopping, dining, and scenic views along the Schuylkill River

      The heart and soul of Manayunk is Main Street, a bustling with dozens of restaurants, shops and more.

    What was once one of the city’s industrial centers is now one of its hottest neighborhoods. Nestled on the Schuylkill River, Manayunk’s commercial district is lined with renovated Victorian storefronts, giving you an urban experience with small town charm.

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  • The Main Streets Trail of Greater Philadelphia

    Experience the charming shops, fantastic dining, history and fun of the Town’s Main Streets

    Experience small town charm with big city style during a visit to the Main Streets of Philadelphia’s Towns of the Countryside.

    Experience small town charm with big city style in Philadelphia’s Towns. Charming shops, fantastic dining, history, and fun for the whole family are a short drive away in the towns of the countryside.

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  • A Ziptrip to Skippack

    Sidewalks are alive with people purchasing gifts, peering at tempting menus or window shopping

    A Ziptrip to Skippack

    Amid the covered bridge and old-fashioned lampposts, Skippack is home to 75-plus individually owned stores and restaurants that bring heart and quirkiness back into the shopping experience. With a mixture of European charm and hippie ease, this town has evolved to become a popular tourist destination.

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  • A Ziptrip to Phoenixville

    Boasts an artsy, low-key vibe that attracts visitors craving a relaxing day with a creative twist

    A Ziptrip to Phoenixville

    At the intersection of the Schuylkill River and French Creek, Phoenixville blends historic charm with a modern mindset. Look forward to great restaurants, live music venues, eclectic art displays, historic buildings and a low-key vibe.

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  • A Ziptrip to New Hope

    Known for its eclectic shopping, riverside dining, impressive theater and cultural attractions

    A Ziptrip to New Hope

    There’s likely nowhere else in the country that can claim New Hope’s special blend of quirkiness, history, joviality, an abundance of art galleries, sophisticated dining, eclectic shopping and a lively theater scene, which is why Travel + Leisure named it one of “America’s Favorite Towns”.

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  • A Ziptrip to Media

    “Everybody’s hometown” has made a commitment to diversity and neighborliness

    A Ziptrip to Media

    In Media, you’ll find an artful blend of new and traditional, eclectic and sophisticated, international and plain old down-home goodness. Walk the length of town in an evening, chat with new friends and leave your cares behind.

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  • A Ziptrip to West Chester

    This university town in the Brandywine Valley exudes an energetic, young vibe

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant — West Chester

    Home to West Chester University, this quaint town in the Brandywine Valley exudes an energetic, young vibe. In the bustling downtown area, casual eateries and food-centric events satiate hungry palates, and throngs of charming shops line the streets.

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  • A Ziptrip to Ambler

    A destination for those seeking cultural richness — all packed into one square mile

    A Ziptrip to Ambler

    The definition of a small town, Ambler covers less than one square mile, but despite its diminutive size, it’s amazingly complete, with a host of shops, restaurants, bars and special events that keep the streets bustling.

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  • A Ziptrip to Doylestown

    Magnificent castles, specialty shops, exceptional dining and one-of-a-kind pieces of American history

    A Ziptrip to Doylestown

    Doylestown has gathered a following with those who’ve discovered its history through the legacy of 19th century archeologist and industrialist Henry Mercer, who built the three most striking landmarks in this cheerful borough: the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Fonthill Castle and the Mercer Museum.

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  • A Ziptrip to Wayne

    Shop, dine and indulge in the arts in one of the region’s most sought-after addresses

    A Ziptrip to Wayne

    Wayne is one of the region’s most sought-after addresses for shopping, dining and the arts, with its approachable central business district clustered around Lancaster Avenue and North Wayne Avenue, which is considered Wayne’s “Restaurant Row.”

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