You don’t need to head to Cabo to have a great spring break. Philadelphia offers everything that you need to enjoy your time off: delicious food, world-class entertainment and museums, and endless adventure. Take some time off in Philly, and check out all of the city’s treasures.
It’s no secret that Philadelphia is home to some fantastic art. Whether it’s perusing exhibits of world-famous pieces or walking the streets and finding murals, there’s almost too much art to take in. Some of our favorite museums include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and noteworthy outdoor spots include the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and dozens of murals. Check out our map to an art-filled day or information on one of our favorite Philly mural tours.
Philadelphia’s rich ties to American history and heritage are what make it one of the most important cities in the country. The home of the Founding Fathers now preserves and commemorates iconic moments and figures from centuries ago, and was named the first World Heritage City in the United States in 2015. Today, visitors can relive historical American chronicles by visiting sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. Check out our full guides to the historic places and homes in Philly.
There’s always live music going on in Philly. Whether it’s a small-time local band or a more established performer, you’ll have every opportunity to to jam out. Check out spots like The Fillmore, Trocadero, Union Transfer, the Electric Factory, and World Cafe Live for some of the best acts.
Every neighborhood in Philadelphia is home to a variety of impressive restaurants and eateries. Check out the world famous roast pork sandwich at DiNic’s in Reading Terminal, eat homestyle Italian in South Philly, or grab something creative from a food truck—there are endless possibilities. Check out some of our guides to the best food in Philadelphia:
If you’re looking to get moving, look no further than the extensive networks of hiking and biking trails in and around Philadelphia. Sprawling woods, meandering creeks, and skyline views make Philly’s hiking routes a beautiful escape from the noise of downtown. Check out our full guide to the best hiking around the Philadelphia.
Sometimes you just need to slow down and recharge a little bit. There’s no better place to relax than at a coffee shop, and there are plenty of cool, quaint coffee shops around Philadelphia. Our guide to the best coffee spots in town include Philly-based, nationally-recognized La Colombe, a library-esque reading space, and a sprawling, industrial-chic cafe. Grab a book or just grab some friends, and unwind at one of these mellow spots.