Visit Philadelphia, USA
Philadelphia, once the capital of the nation, was laid out in 1682 by William Penn Junior. It was here in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was written, and the US Constitution was first read here ten years later.
The centre of the city still boasts a downtown core of shady cobbled streets and red brick houses in the Independence National Historic Park, which is reputed to be America's most historic square mile. Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Carpenter's Hall are all here, along with the Liberty Bell.
The city boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Rodin Museum and the Franklin Institute Science Museum which honours the life and work of Benjamin Franklin, the city's most famous ambassador. Modern Philadelphia is, of course, much more than its historic quarter and boasts some excellent museums, nightlife and entertainment.
Suggested itineraries featuring Philadelphia
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Places near Philadelphia
- Lancaster 61 miles away
- New York 83 miles away
- Baltimore 91 miles away
- Annapolis 98 miles away
- St. Michaels 99 miles away
- Gettysburg 111 miles away
- Washington D.C. 124 miles away
- Front Royal 178 miles away
- Ithaca 186 miles away
- Stockbridge 188 miles away
- Lenox 193 miles away
- Albany 201 miles away
- Williamsburg 204 miles away
- Richmond 208 miles away
- New York State 212 miles away
- Virginia Beach 219 miles away
- Sturbridge 220 miles away
- Charlottesville 223 miles away
- Saratoga Springs 228 miles away
- Newport, Rhode Island 229 miles away
- Virginia 239 miles away
- Manchester 247 miles away
- Lake George 252 miles away
- Rochester 256 miles away
- Martha's Vineyard 257 miles away
- Falmouth 263 miles away
- Bennington 270 miles away
- Boston 271 miles away
- Buffalo 280 miles away
- Hyannis 281 miles away
- Nantucket 282 miles away
- Woodstock 289 miles away
- Vermont 290 miles away
- Niagara Falls 297 miles away
- Provincetown 298 miles away
- Chatham 298 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Philadelphia
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Philadelphia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The award-winning Rittenhouse lays claim to being Philadelphia's most prestigious hotel, offering sumptuous rooms and suites, fine dining and a sophisticated ambience.
A local landmark situated in the Rittenhouse Square District, the Radisson Blu dates back to 1926 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Philadelphia offers a sophisticated base for a visit to Philadelphia. It's ideally located near Rittenhouse Square and Walnut Street with its upscale shopping.