With a land area of 367 square kilometres, Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the United States, boasting a daunting number of attractions. It will be worth your while to invest in a CityPass, which grants access to four of the city’s main tourist magnets. These are The Franklin Institute, One Liberty Observation Deck, Adventure Aquarium and Philadelphia Zoo. The pass also covers 24-hour on-off travel with the Philadelphia Trolley and Big Bus Company.
Visit America's most historic square mile at Independence National Historic Park, home to the Liberty Bell. Then stroll past City Hall, the largest municipal building in the US. It has an observation deck that offers spectacular views of the city.
No trip to Philadelphia is complete without a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, the oldest prison in the US, which hosts special attractions for Halloween. Fans of the macabre can also visit the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, a three-story brick building the author once called home.
If you have the energy, climb the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s legendary steps, made famous as one of the locations in the movie Rocky.