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Philadelphia
One of the most historic cities in America, Philadelphia is an ideal place to spend a weekend - preferably a long one. Be sure to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed. Both are part of Independence National Historic Park. Philadelphia also boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Rodin Museum. The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of many area attractions honoring the life and work of Benjamin Franklin, the city's most famous ambassador. After digesting all of that history, be sure you save room for a classic Philly cheese steak sandwich.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Owner description: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a great city—the place for creative play, with a surprise around every corner. We have world-class collections... more Owner description: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a great city—the place for creative play, with a surprise around every corner. We have world-class collections, exhibitions, programs...and some well-known steps. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation
Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir... more Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty... more Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Independence Hall
Independence Hall
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums
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Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park
One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; National Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante Pesto
Ristorante Pesto
Ranked #1 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beiler's Bakery
Beiler's Bakery
Ranked #2 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Vernick Food & Drink
Vernick Food & Drink
Ranked #3 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: US$ 45 - US$ 65
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Zahav
Zahav
Ranked #4 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Ranked #5 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, German, Irish, Caribbean, Dutch, Southwestern, Seafood, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, Thai, Greek, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Jamaican, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Apple Hostels Philadelphia
2.0 of 5
Apple Hostels Philadelphia
US$ 24 - US$ 143
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La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
3.5 of 5
La Reserve Center City Bed and Breakfast
US$ 96 - US$ 202
Ranked #6 of 25 Philadelphia B&B and Inns
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City House Hostel Philadelphia
1.5 of 5
City House Hostel Philadelphia
US$ 22 - US$ 98
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
US$ 159 - US$ 315
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
4.5 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
US$ 187 - US$ 404
Ranked #3 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Hilton Inn at Penn
4.0 of 5
Hilton Inn at Penn
US$ 200 - US$ 348
Ranked #4 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Rittenhouse Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Rittenhouse Hotel
US$ 380 - US$ 548
Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
4.5 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
US$ 146 - US$ 590
Ranked #5 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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The Windsor Suites
4.0 of 5
The Windsor Suites
US$ 131 - US$ 488
Ranked #6 of 88 Hotels in Philadelphia
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