FINALLY : TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA!
Family friendly Philadelphia helps bring history to life. Spend a weekend here and you’ll see why. And since most popular attractions are free, you’ll really love it!
Get the family moving: Smith Playhouse is a good starting point with unique playground structures to climb. Walk the Mural Mile Tour (self-guided). Check out the Fireman’s Hall Museum and learn how to run hoses. There are also seven walking tours.
Feel patriotic: Visit the U.S. Mint, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, all free. See Betsy Ross House where you’ll find a scavenger hunt just for kids. Go to Liberty 360 at the Historic Philadelphia Center to see the 15 minute 3D adventure narrated by Ben Franklin.
Get in touch with nature: Visit the Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, with 1,300 animals on 42 acres. Check out the Insectarium, the largest insect museum in America.
For food lovers: Go to Reading Terminal Market for scrapple, shoefly pie and pretzels. Or try Phialdelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market, the oldest outdoor food market in the U.S., now also including Asian and Mexican food.
Take in a museum: The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a great armor gallery. At the Franklin, walk through a human heart or play pilot in a jet trainer.
Take a tour: Take a Grim Philly Twilight Tour (murder, ghosts and pirates) or a Ghost Tour. Or visit the QVC Studio for a behind the scenes look. The Chew Philly Tour will have you feasting on tomato pie, cheese steaks and pretzels. Take the Movie Sites Tour and see where 50 films and 30 tv shows were filmed.
Save time for shopping: With the Gallery at Market East (over 130 stores and eateries), Philadelphia Premium Outlets (upscale designers), and The Encampment Store (gifts with a Revolutionary theme), you can find something for everyone.