The Best Things to do in Philadelphia

Explore the Old City

Philadelphia's Old City district is often referred to as the most "historic square mile in America, and contains a myriad of historic Philadelphia attractions. Old City has changed from a busy commercial waterfront area during the earliest days of our country into an industrial center of manufacturing around the turn of the last century. The new Old City boasts a thriving arts community, galleries, boutiques and trendy nightspots, all nestled aside historic activities in Philadelphia like Betsy Ross's house, Ben Franklin's print shop and the oldest inhabited block in the United States, Elfreth's Alley.

The Penn's View Hotel is within walking distance of a number of popular things to do in Philadelphia:

  • Liberty Bell
  • Penn's Landing
  • Independence Hall
  • Congress Hall
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Carpenter's Hall
  • Liberty Museum
  • Ben Franklin Way
  • River Rink Iceskating(seasonal)
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Adventure Aquarium (via Ferry)
  • Tweeter Center (via Ferry)
  • The National Constitution Center
  • The Independence Visitors Center
  • The USS New Jersey (via Ferry)
  • Chinatown
  • South St.
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Arden Theater
  • Lights of Liberty
  • Franklin Square