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One Liberty Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck

From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city. Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

There are hundreds of ways to describe Philadelphia. But the only way to really know about the region is to experience it yourself.

Come delve into history, satisfy your inner artist, dine in a funky restaurant, shop at chic and trendy boutiques and let loose in the great outdoors.

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  • One Liberty Observation Deck

    A top notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

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  • Independence Visitor Center

    All-in-one center for info, tickets to Independence Hall, tips from experts and more

    Independence Visitor Center

    Start your visit to Philadelphia at the Independence Visitor Center, where you can get personalized recommendations, tickets to popular attractions, souvenirs, maps and more.

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  • The Liberty Bell Center

    Dramatic home of the internationally known symbol of freedom

    Visit the Liberty Bell in Independence National Historic Park and grab a photo with Independence Hall in the background.

    The Liberty Bell stands prominently in a glass chamber overlooking Independence Hall. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Liberty Bell Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images bring the bell to life by exploring the facts and the myths surrounding it.

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  • Independence Hall

    Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

    Independence Hall

    They risked everything — “their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor.” During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.

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  • Reading Terminal Market

    America’s oldest farmers’ market

    Delicious Pennyslvania Dutch pies and baked goods? Yes, please.

    Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”

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  • The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps

    Two of the most famous tourist attractions in Philadelphia

    The famous East Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    The Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps” — better known as the Art Museum Steps — are two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia. Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is pretty much a must on your first visit to Philadelphia. It’s a rite of passage.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia’s most artistic mile

    Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.

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  • LOVE Statue

    Temporarily removed for restoration through September 2017

    The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is <i>LOVE</i> itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture that’s temporarily been removed for renovation through summer 2017.

    The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture that’s temporarily been removed for renovation through September 2017.

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  • The Italian Market

    A South Philadelphia mainstay since the 19th century

    Do you love food, or even just like it? Get to the Italian Market. Immediately.

    The South Philadelphia mainstay, thriving since the 19th Century, is a haven for lovers of food.

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  • City Hall

    The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

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  • Center City District Sips

    Happiest hours all summer long

    Independence Beer Garden is just one of the many bars and restaurants participating in Center City Sips.

    June 7 – August 30, 2017
    Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when dozens and dozens of bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.

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  • XPoNential Music Festival

    Three amazing days filled with music from both local and national performers

    Experience three amazing days of great music and family fun during the annual XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Riverfront.

    July 28-30, 2017
    Experience three amazing days of great music and family fun at the annual XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Riverfront. Produced by WXPN, the musical extravaganza features performances by 30 local and national artists on three stages.

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  • Bastille Day Festival
    at Eastern State Penitentiary

    Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    July 15, 2017
    Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

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  • University City Dining Days

    Enjoy a three-course dinner at top restaurants in West Philly from $15-35 per person

    Distrito

    July 14-24, 2016
    Dining Days returns to University City for its 13th year of fantastic, prix-fixe, three-course dinners at the top eating destinations in the neighborhood.

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  • Bloomsday in Philadelphia

    A weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    On June 16, the world celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses with a special holiday coined Bloomsday.

    Spring 2017 (TBA)
    Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.

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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    June 15 and September 7, 2017
    The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for two evenings of live music and $1 deals.

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  • Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

    An evening of craft beer, food and fun at the zoo

    Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live entertainment and delicious food.

    Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.

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  • 40th Street Summer Series

    Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City

    Once a month every month this summer, University City hosts a free outdoor concert as part of the 40th Street Summer Series.

    University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.

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  • Manayunk Arts Festival

    One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the region

    Thousands gather at the Manayunk Arts Festival on historic Main Street.

    June 24-25, 2017
    One of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the Delaware Valley, the Manayunk Arts Festival draws thousands of people to its historic Main Street for a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more.

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  • Screenings Under The Stars
    Summer Movie Series at
    Penn’s Landing

    A free movie series at Penn’s Landing in July and August

    Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn’s Landing.

    Thursdays in July and August 2017
    Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn’s Landing. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a great summer treat!

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  • Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party

    Massive block party on Independence Mall

    Get ready for July 4th with Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on July 3.

    Monday, July 3, 2017
    The Wawa Welcome America! festival continues its week-long celebration of Independence Day with Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on Monday, July 3.

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  • Philly POPS On Independence 2017

    FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    Monday, July 3, 2017
    The Philly POPS return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.

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  • Wawa Hoagie Day

    Celebrate Wawa Welcome America! with 5 tons of hoagies

    The crowd enjoys free hoagies during Wawa Hoagie Day.

    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    One of the tastier events taking place during the Wawa Welcome America! festival, the 25th annual Wawa Hoagie Day features 6 tons of hoagies and plenty of happy, hungry visitors.

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  • The Oval

    Pop-up park on the Parkway

    The Oval, an exciting new public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    July 20 – August 20, 2017
    The Oval is a seasonal pop-up outdoor public space that transforms an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to family-friendly fun.

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  • Independence Visitor Center

    All-in-one center for info, tickets to Independence Hall, tips from experts and more

    Independence Visitor Center

    Start your visit to Philadelphia at the Independence Visitor Center, where you can get personalized recommendations, tickets to popular attractions, souvenirs, maps and more.

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