Top 10 places to visit in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania

By | December 26, 2016

Philadelphia offers all the entertainment you could need regardless of season. These are the top 10 places to visit in Philadelphia and why, so check them out for your upcoming trip.

 

Go to the Love Park

If you want to surprise your significant other with a proposal, there is no better place than the Love Park. In addition to romance, the park also offers skateboarding options. Maybe your trip is taking place in winter, and in that case remember to check out the beautiful Christmas Market.

 

Visit Herhey Park

A family trip cannot end without a trip to the Herhey Park. The chocolate park is the city’s most popular park, and your kids will definitely enjoy checking out the water attractions. The park is located outside Philly, so take a day off to visit all the attractions located here.

 

Go to the Longwood Gardens

The garden includes over 10000 species of flowers and plants, and is considered a real oasis for both locals and tourists. Longwood Gardens provides both outdoor and indoor places where you can spend a few hours regardless of the weather conditions.

 

Experience the Mutter Museum

If you want to experience something different and unusual, the Mutter Museum is the place to go. The museum features the real Albert Einstein’s brain, as well as fetuses and other spooky attractions. The unique museum is not for the faint of heart, but provides an exciting thrill to any tourists who crosses its gates.

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art not only features American pieces, but exhibits from everywhere in the world. Here you will get the chance to watch paintings by renowned artists like Picasso and Rembrandt, as well as ancient artwork.

 

The Reading Terminal Market

It doesn’t matter what your tastes in food are, you can be sure to find your favorite here. The indoor market features meat, vegetables, and organic products grown by locals. In addition to this, the market also features numerous bakeries and even tea shops.

 

Visit the Independence National Historical Park

If you want to learn more about how life used to be in Colonial America, visit the National Historical Park. The buildings here tell a story of the politics around that time, as well as the social issues.

 

Go to the Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is a famous prison that has been founded in 1829. These days, the prison is open to visits and hasn’t changed a great deal ever since the 70’s when it closed its gates. If you want to get a taste of how life in prison used to be for Al Capone, schedule a tour when you are in town.

 

The Barnes Foundation

The famous art museum holds a wide variety of impressionist paintings, as well as many African sculptures you may want to check out. The Foundation relocated, and is now situated in an easy to reach area of the city.

 

Visit Strasburg

If you are in the mood for something new, go on a 45 minute railway tour of the Amish community just outside Philly. You will get to see farms, houses and learn more about the Amish lifestyle.