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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Presidential Itinerary

    Experience 200 years of Presidential history in the Birthplace of Freedom

    The Birthplace of Freedom takes you on a tour 200 years in the making.

    This itinerary will take you on a tour more than 200 years in the making — you’ll discover where George Washington slept and, during his Presidential campaign, where Sen. John McCain ate dinner; where Grover Cleveland’s remains are kept and where President Obama spoke on race relations.

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  • A Weekend on the Parkway

    Explore the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s Champs-Elysées

    Explore the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia's Champs-Elysées

    Lined with flags from around the world, the Parkway begins at City Hall and ends dramatically at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Between these two points, you’ll discover 4,000-year-old books, 120 sculptures by Auguste Rodin, America’s most historic prison and much, much more.

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