- Our list of the best things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, features the top 298 nearby activities — including 121 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Philadelphia, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 46 things to do within the city of Philadelphia, PA , followed by 252 popular activities in nearby cities, including Cherry Hill, West Chester, Wilmington, Camden, Media, Norristown, Bensalem, Phoenixville, Doylestown, Mount Laurel, Wayne, Newtown, Collegeville, Medford, Horsham, Malvern, Langhorne, Marlton, King of Prussia, Voorhees, Lansdale, Glenside, Chadds Ford, Willow Grove, Valley Forge, Levittown, Chester, Bethlehem, Hammonton and Drexel Hill
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Liberty Escape Rooms 325 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA MoreLess Info
Friends work together as a team to escape a room by solving puzzles as part of a teamwork adventure
96% 1423 votes
Philadelphia, PA 19103 MoreLess Info
The City Food Tours Philadelphia offers five different tours including Flavors of Philly, Tastes of Northern Lights, Craft Beer and Artisanal Cheese Tasting, Ethnic Eats Tour, and Decadent Gourmet Tour. On each tour, participants are taken to five locations for a sampling of the food.
95% 4607 votes
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 MoreLess Info
The Philadelphia Museum of Art contains over 227,000 objects, mostly European and American art. The museum also hosts about 25 special exhibitions each year, and the steps in front of the museum often serve as a backdrop for concerts.
95% 2239 votes
12th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19107 MoreLess Info
The Reading Terminal Market has over 80 vendors offering groceries, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, flowers, and more. The indoor market first opened in 1892, and at that time boasted the largest refrigeration unit in Philadelphia with 52 separate rooms having a total of a half-million cubic feet of space.
92% 3394 votes
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 MoreLess Info
The Barnes Foundation has a collection of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, African sculptures and paintings, in addition to a collection of Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles. The foundation also has an arboretum featuring 2,000 species of woody plants and trees.
Kimmel Center for the Performing ArtsSPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: "Gobsmacked!" - Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm
260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 MoreLess Info
Home to eight resident companies including the Philadelphia Orchestra, ballet and theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts houses a concert hall, theater, studio and arts education center. Guided tours provide a history, along with architectural highlights and visits to the Center's key venues.
92% 791 votes
101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 MoreLess Info
Core exhibits at the National Museum of American Jewish History trace the story of Jewish immigration to America, from its beginnings in the mid-1600s to present day, including a Hall of Fame featuring eighteen high-profile Jewish-Americans including Albert Einstein, Leonard Bernstein and Steven Spielberg.
93% 367 votes
100 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 MoreLess Info
Literally a breath of fresh air, the Morris Arboretum offers families and individuals to enjoy beautiful nature in the heart of a large city. The arboretum offers activities such as wetland tours, scientist scavenger hunts, scarecrow walks, and festivals for every season.
94% 3644 votes
2124 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 MoreLess Info
When the Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829 it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever built, and served as a model to over 300 other prisons of how to reform prisoners instead of punish them. Visitors can take a one-hour tour.
92% 797 votes
1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 MoreLess Info
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens features an art gallery, community art center, and a unique mosaic art environment by artist Isaiah Zagar. Visitors will find a wide variety of artwork on display, as well as art classes and educational programs.
92% 1588 votes
143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 MoreLess Info
The Independence National Historical Park features the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin Museum, B. Free Franklin Post Office, City Tavern, Congress Hall, Great Essential Exhibit, and Independence Archeology Lab. The mile long block is where the Declaration of Independence and the United…