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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 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 a couple of years, the number of craft distilleries in the Philadelphia region has increased by more than a dozen. Here’s a look at the region’s distilling pioneers.

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  • The Wineries and Vineyards Trail of
    Greater Philadelphia

    Sample the award-winning wines the region has to offer

    Explore the 25-plus award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Philadelphia region.

    Explore the 25-plus award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Philadelphia region.

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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 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

    Find local, national and international talents performing at one of the city’s many jazz clubs and concert venues with our guide.

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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

  • 10 Great Hotels in Philadelphia’s
    Historic District

    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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  • Independence National Historical Park (INHP) Sites in Philadelphia

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

    Independence National Historical Park (INHP) Sites in Philadelphia

    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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  • 25+ Great Bars in Philadelphia’s Historic District

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

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

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

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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.

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  • A Guide to Alexander Hamilton’s Philadelphia

    Go beyond Broadway and follow Hamilton’s Philadelphia footsteps in the Historic District

    Fans of the blockbuster hit Hamilton know some Alexander Hamilton’s life story, but there's more to discover in Philadelphia.

    Fans of the blockbuster hit Hamilton know some Alexander Hamilton’s life story, but there’s more to discover in Philadelphia.

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  • The Wineries and Vineyards Trail of
    Greater Philadelphia

    Sample the award-winning wines the region has to offer

    Explore the 25-plus award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Philadelphia region.

    Explore the 25-plus award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Philadelphia region.

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  • New Americans Tour of Philadelphia

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

    Aspiring citizens can bone up on American history for the U.S. citizenship test with our tour of Philly's historically important

    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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  • 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 a couple of years, the number of craft distilleries in the Philadelphia region has increased by more than a dozen. Here’s a look at the region’s distilling pioneers.

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  • African-American Churches and Places of Worship in Philadelphia

    From large congregations and megachurches to historically significant places of worship

    African-American Churches and Places of Worship in Philadelphia

    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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  • African-American Historic Sites in Philadelphia

    A citywide 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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  • Where to Experience Living History in Philadelphia’s Historic District

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

    Huzzah to a Tippler's Tour in Philadelphia's Historic District

    Philadelphia's Historic District 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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  • Top Political Sites To See In Philadelphia’s Historic District

    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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  • 15+ Must-See Historic Attractions
    in Philadelphia’s Historic District

    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, Philadelphia’s Historic District has you covered.

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  • 20+ Great Restaurants in Old City and Philadelphia’s Historic District

    Tasty eats in Philly’s original city

    Explore the memorable dining experiences of Philadelphia's Historic District with our guide to great restaurants.

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

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

    Snap eye-catching photos in Philly’s original city

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 12 Awesome Things to Do in
    Philadelphia’s Historic District

    The coolest experiences in the Historic District

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

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

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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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  • A Ziptrip to Ardmore

    Experience some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife on the Main Line

    Ardmore’s Suburban Square is a pedestrian-friendly upscale outdoor shopping center that serves as one of the Main Line’s high-en

    Ardmore is residential yet urban, independent yet central, historic yet forward-facing. Add to that some of the area’s best shopping, dining and nightlife and visiting Ardmore is a multidimensional experience.

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  • A Ziptrip to Kennett Square

    Spend a day in the heart of the lush Brandywine Valley

    A Ziptrip to Kennett Square

    Dubbed the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square sits in the heart of the lush Brandywine Valley. In the center of town, locals gather to shop and dine, while further out, the surrounding farms produce roughly 60% of the country’s mushrooms, earning the area its well-deserved nickname.

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  • Best Places To Watch
    The World Cup In Philadelphia

    Alfresco events, viewing parties, drink specials and more

    Best Places To Watch The World Cup In Philadelphia

    The entire city has caught World Cup fever. Here’s our list of some of the best places to watch the games 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.

    View More

  • 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

  • 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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