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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

  • 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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  • Top 10 Most Visited Attractions In Philadelphia

    A guide to checking the most popular attractions in Philadelphia off your to-do list

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    Philadelphia welcomes about 40 million visitors every year and with that many people coming into town to check out the things to do. Let’s take a look at the most visited attractions in the city.

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  • Where To Find The Best Cheesesteaks In Philadelphia

    A punch-list for tracking down the very best cheesesteaks in neighborhoods across Philadelphia

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    Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. This is our guide (complete with map) to where to find the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia.

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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 alfresco beers this summer

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    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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  • Where to Find the Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philadelphia

    This is your guide to tracking down and enjoying the best Roast Pork Sandwiches across Philadelphia

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    When it comes to quintessential Philly sandwiches, the cheesesteak may be more famous, but the roast pork sandwich is a sleeper favorite of many. And for an authentic roast pork sandwich, there are a few places in Philadelphia that make it better than anywhere else. This is your guide to those places.

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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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  • Quintessential Rocky Tour of Philadelphia

    City attractions and locations seen in the Rocky films

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    Get yourself into fighting shape and explore city locations frequented by the beloved fictional Philadelphian.

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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 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.

    View More

  • 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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  • Take Back Your Vacation:
    The 3.2-Day Itinerary in Philadelphia

    Use your hard-earned time off with a vacation in the city

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    Take back your vacation days (and nights), with our 3.2-day itinerary featuring a robust selection of the Philadelphia’s top attractions, restaurants and can’t-miss experiences.

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  • A Tour of Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    How to experience America’s most artistic mile

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    Benjamin Franklin Parkway is Philadelphia’s Champs Elysees — or its Pennsylvania Avenue. While there is no Arc de Triomphe or White House, but there are such fine buildings as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute, the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and City Hall.

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  • Quintessential Rocky Tour of Philadelphia

    City attractions and locations seen in the Rocky films

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    Get yourself into fighting shape and explore city locations frequented by the beloved fictional Philadelphian.

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  • Top 10 Most Visited Attractions In Philadelphia

    A guide to checking the most popular attractions in Philadelphia off your to-do list

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    Philadelphia welcomes about 40 million visitors every year and with that many people coming into town to check out the things to do. Let’s take a look at the most visited attractions in the city.

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  • Where to Find the Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philadelphia

    This is your guide to tracking down and enjoying the best Roast Pork Sandwiches across Philadelphia

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    When it comes to quintessential Philly sandwiches, the cheesesteak may be more famous, but the roast pork sandwich is a sleeper favorite of many. And for an authentic roast pork sandwich, there are a few places in Philadelphia that make it better than anywhere else. This is your guide to those places.

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  • Where To Find The Best Cheesesteaks In Philadelphia

    A punch-list for tracking down the very best cheesesteaks in neighborhoods across Philadelphia

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    Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. This is our guide (complete with map) to where to find the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia.

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  • Where to Find the Best Pizza in Philadelphia

    A punch-list for finding the very best pizza in neighborhoods across Philadelphia

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    It’s no surprise that Philadelphia, a city with such a rich Italian heritage, is a haven for delicious pizza. In recent years, the pizza offerings around town have only gotten better as a new class of Philadelphia restaurants have entered the fray, specializing in pies that have turned pizza into a meal worth dining out for. This is our guide (complete with map) to where to find the best pizza in Philadelphia.

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  • Walk in the Footsteps of
    Benjamin Franklin Itinerary

    See Philadelphia through the eyes of the famous founding father

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    Follow Benjamin Franklin through the streets of his adopted city, where he invented many institutions and products still in use today and where later generations have created many attractions that honor his legacy.

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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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  • A Bar Crawl Through Graduate Hospital

    Explore Graduate Hospital by touring its awesome bars with great local beers

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    One of the absolute best neighborhoods in Philly for bar-hoppers, Graduate Hospital’s pub roster is formidable.

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  • Explore East Passyunk

    Discover the flavors of the Avenue

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    Hungry? East Passyunk’s burgeoning food scene is packed with plenty of exciting dining options.

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  • Explore Graduate Hospital

    Quality cocktails and comforting eats

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    Whether you’re a craft-beer fanatic or a discerning imbiber of well-crafted cocktails, Graduate Hospital has plenty of fantastic bars to choose from.

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  • Explore Northern Liberties

    World cuisine and late-night adventures

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    For diners excited by unconventional ethnic options, Northern Liberties offers a chance to circle the globe without leaving the neighborhood.

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  • Explore Bella Vista

    Get the full Italian Market experience

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    You can’t drop into Bella Vista without heading to the Italian Market. The bounty of choices can prove overwhelming, even for eaters with big appetites.

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  • Explore Queen Village

    Wander, window shop and sip

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    Spend an afternoon browsing through the neighborhood’s more unconventional shops and stops, then toast to your finds with cocktails, dinner and dancing.

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  • Explore Callowhill

    Make tracks towards fantastic art, music, food

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    No matter the day, the burgeoning restaurant, bar and live music scene in the city’s “Loft District” is worthy of exploration.

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  • Explore Pennsport

    Mummers, donuts, fried chicken and much more

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    Though the “port” in Pennsport suggests you might be in store for aquatic exploration, there are plenty of sights to check out further “inland.”

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  • Explore Spring Garden

    Great food and fun on the other side of the Parkway

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    Those itching to get out of their Center City comfort zone can easily orchestrate an all-day visit to Spring Garden.

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  • Explore Fairmount

    Easily accessible arts and eats

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    Fairmount’s convenient geographic setup allows you to to complete a busy of day of visual admiration with fantastic eats and excellent drinking destinations.

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  • Explore Spruce Hill

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a movie

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    While dinner and movie is a date-night standby, in Philadelphia’s Spruce Hill you can easily sub in breakfast, coffee and lunch before catching a flick.

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  • Explore Cedar Park

    Affordable, artistic and alternative experiences abound

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    One of the most attractive aspects of thriving Cedar Park is the ability to take in a dizzying hit list of artistic, cultural and culinary experiences.

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  • Explore Powelton Village

    Historic homes and hidden hot spots in West Philadelphia

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    Architecture aficionados have plenty to appreciate in Powelton Village, which features a prominent array of mid- to late-19th century structures.

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  • Explore University City

    Get educated with a walkable, outdoor excursion in West Philadelphia

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    One of Philly’s most stunning and uniquely situated areas, University City possesses an aesthetic personality that simply can’t be duplicated.

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  • An Eating and Drinking Tour
    Through Fishtown

    Discover the neighborhood’s vibrant galleries, restaurants and bars

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    One of the best times to experience Fishtown’s personality is on the First Friday of any month.

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  • Anthony Bourdain-Inspired Philadelphia Itinerary

    Go beyond “The Layover” with an alternative weekend in Philadelphia

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    In honor of his recent trip to Philadelphia, we’ve put together a Bourdain-inspired weekend itinerary that takes you through a few spots Anthony missed, but would have loved.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook
    Philadelphia Itinerary

    Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film

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    Discover many of the spots featured and mentioned in Philadelphia native Bradley Cooper’s award-winning film, Silver Linings Playbook.

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  • Philly’s More Romantic During The Holiday Season

    Romance flourishes in Philly this holiday season

    The holidays are here, and all around Philadelphia, romance is in the air.

    Time for you and your sweetie to slip away from the holiday hubbub and slip into a romantic getaway.

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  • The Art Lovers Itinerary

    Three artful days in Philadelphia

    Front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Philadelphia is an art lover’s kind of town—one that’s bursting with beauty on the inside and out. The region boasts one of the country’s top five art museums, the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist works, an internationally lauded public arts initiative and some under-the-radar gems, all waiting to be explored, experienced and pondered at a pace that’s all your own.

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  • Philadelphia: Off the Beaten Path

    Discover the city’s hidden gems over a weekend of great museums, restaurants and shops

    An action-packed tour of the city’s lesser-known eateries, shops, museums and historic spots

    An action-packed tour of the city’s lesser-known eateries, shops, museums and historic spots

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  • Philly Like a Local

    Experience Philadelphia as its residents know and love it

    This city is full of surprises you won’t find in the official guidebooks — which is where this three-day itinerary comes in.

    An insider tour of Philadelphia’s hippest neighborhoods, sights, galleries, restaurants, bars and shops

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  • Real Young, Real Fun, Real Philly Itinerary

    The fresh and fun way to visit Philadelphia

    Extreme history, funky neighborhoods, modern art galleries, a ballpark, superb restaurants and trendy nightspots, all topped off with the obligatory late-night cheesesteak run.

    How the young and fun do Philadelphia

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  • Family Fun in Philadelphia and The Countryside

    Gardens, galleries, tours and theme parks entertain visitors of all ages

    Where history and horticulture, art and animals, gardens and galleries, tours and theme parks come together to offer loads of family fun.

    The Philadelphia region is a kid’s kind of town, where history and horticulture, art and animals, gardens and galleries, tours and theme parks come together to offer loads of family fun.

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  • Exploring Gay Philadelphia

    Keep your history straight and your nightlife gay with this guide to gay life in Philadelphia

    Keep your history straight and your nightlife gay with this guide to gay life in Philadelphia

    Over the past few decades, the City of Brotherly Love has evolved into a place that lives up to its gay-friendly billing.

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  • A Weekend Is More Fun in Historic Philadelphia

    Historic by Day, Electrifying by Night

    Fuel your nightlife with modern flavor, history, food, cocktails and more

    Fuel your nightlife with modern flavor, history, food, cocktails and more

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  • Andrew Wyeth and the Brandywine Valley

    A weekend-long itinerary honoring the artist and his inspiration: the Brandywine Valley

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a stop on this three-day tour of the regio

    A tour of the beloved artist’s works and the countryside that inspired him

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  • A Weekend in Historic Philadelphia… with Kids

    A family-friendly weekend in the Birthplace of Freedom

     In Historic Philadelphia, your children's history lessons from school will come to life. In Historic Philadelphia, your children’s history lessons from school will come to life.

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  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Lunch

    A blissful weekend of eating, shopping, touring and eating again

    A blissful weekend of eating, shopping, touring and eating again

    A blissful weekend of eating, shopping, touring and eating again

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  • Shopping in Philadelphia

    Where tax-free (on clothing and shoes) is the name of the game

    Philadelphia, with that lovely, state-wide law that keeps clothing tax-free, is the perfect city to visit for a shopping vacation.

    Philadelphia, with that lovely, state-wide law that keeps clothing tax-free, is the perfect city to visit for a shopping vacation.

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