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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 Breweries, Brewpubs and Craft Beer Trail of Greater Philadelphia

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

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    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 a few of the best places to grab a beer in the city and discover why Philadelphia 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 two years, craft distilling has boomed in the Philadelphia region, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

  • 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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  • Quest for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    Landmarks, food, shopping and music along the historic trail

    The historic Johnson House is a stop on this three-day itinerary.

    Welcome to Philadelphia, the Birthplace of Freedom — and one of the main scenes of abolitionist activity prior to the Civil War.

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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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  • Three Days of Historic Fun

    A trip back in time to revisit the beginnings of our nation’s history

    A trip back in time to revisit the beginnings of our nation’s history

    You are about to embark on perhaps the most extensive and fun American history lesson you’ve ever experienced! It will take you back three centuries and span three Pennsylvania counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery (includes Valley Forge), and Chester (includes the Brandywine Valley).

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  • A Weekend in Historic Philadelphia…on a Budget

    A cost-conscious weekend full of food, historic sites, concerts and cocktails

    A cost-conscious weekend full of food, historic sites, concerts and cocktails

    In Historic Philadelphia, you’ll find plenty of places where prices haven’t changed much since our Founding Fathers were milling about town.

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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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  • A Beer Lover’s Weekend in Philadelphia

    It's beer, beer and more beer in the best beer-drinking city in America.

    It's beer, beer and more beer in the best beer-drinking city in America.

    These days, it’s physically impossible to hit all of Philly’s great drinkin’ spots in a single weekend. So this itinerary shines a light on some of the very highest points on an ever-growing landscape of awesome breweries, pubs and gastropub.

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  • Family Friendly New Year’s Itinerary

    Ring in the New Year in Philadelphia with the whole family

    Countdown to Noon at the Please Touch Museum

    New Year’s Eve falls on a Friday this year, and that’s great news for families looking to make the most of a whole weekend of fireworks, festivities, museum openings and special goings-on.

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  • Romantic New Year’s Weekend Itinerary

    Grab a loved one and have a romantic New Year in Philly

    New Year's weekend is perfect for a romantic getaway in Philadelphia.

    Turn off your cell phone, and start 2011 with a long romantic weekend in Philadelphia. New Year’s weekend is packed with activity so you can join in the fun or sneak off together for some quality couple time.

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  • Holiday Family Fun in Philly

    Ice skating, chocolate, shopping and more in the City of Brotherly Love

    Ice skating, chocolate, shopping and more in the City of Brotherly Love

    Holiday time is family time, but too often, busy schedules and bustling activities have everyone running in different directions. So start a new holiday tradition and head to Philadelphia for a weekend of memory-making, affordable family fun!

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  • Holiday Shopping, Philly Style

    Enjoy an extra ho-ho-ho when you shop tax-free on clothing and shoes

    ’Tis the season to be shopping!

    ’Tis the season to be shopping! But a long holiday gift list can be overwhelming — even if shopping is usually your favorite sport. Turn your to-do list into a fun, 36-hour retail marathon exploring Philadelphia’s independent boutiques, upscale malls and trendy fashion districts.

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  • Halloween in Philadelphia

    A bone-chilling weekend in one of America’s most haunted cities

    Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most haunted cities, is full of ghostly spots and creepy tales.

    From the colonial streets still haunted by the ghosts of our Founding Fathers, to the fortress-like Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia has more than its share of things that go bump in the night.

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  • The Phanatic Around Town Itinerary

    Visit all 20 Phanatic statues this summer

    The Phanatic statue at Citizens Bank Park

    Twenty Phanatic statues, all custom-painted by local artists, are located at attractions throughout Philadelphia this summer. Two words: photo op!

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