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North Philadelphia

Known for Urban, Temples and Universities

Discover the historic area of North Philadelphia—temples, a college vibe, and top sights from Eastern State Penitentiary to Rocky Steps.

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Discover the historic area of North Philadelphia—temples, a college vibe, and top sights from Eastern State Penitentiary to Rocky Steps.

Things to do near North Philadelphia

Walk the blocks of the old jail that set the benchmark for a modern prison system worldwide and take a peek inside the cells of notorious gangsters.

One of the country’s largest museums, with hundreds of thousands of objects, a Rodin Museum, renowned impressionist art and a sculpture garden.

An enclosed market where you can sample Philly cheesesteaks, shoofly pies, soft pretzels and other local treats, or stock up on organic produce and handmade crafts.

The oldest zoo in the country is an American favorite because of its breeding program for rare species, outstanding permanent habitats and eco-friendly approach. 

Learn more about the local history when you visit Independence Hall, a well-known historical site in Philadelphia. Amble around this vibrant area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Set in the historical heart of the city, this glass pavilion that houses America’s symbol of independence is one of the most visited sights in Philadelphia.

A hands-on museum is where children can play, learn and make noise as much as they want.  

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Villanova University, a top college in Radnor. Discover the great live music and shops in this vibrant area.

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Set sail aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for an evening of delectable food, spectacular skyline views, and lively entertainment. With a refreshing cocktail in hand, relax on the open-air top deck or dance the night away as the DJ spins Top 40 hits.

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Spend a day discovering the historic sights and iconic American landmarks of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, before heading out into the Pennsylvania countryside for an authentic Amish immersion, complete with a market lunch and a horse-drawn buggy ride.

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History Lives in Philadelphia. Find freedom with the Sightseeing Flex Pass, your key to over 35 iconic landmark destinations & experiences, including convenient Hop-On, Hop-Off tours through four centuries of history.

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Experience the best that Philadelphia has to offer and save up to 55 percent on admission! With unlimited access to over 30 top attractions and fast-track entry at a range of locations, save time and money with a Philadelphia Pass.

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No trip to Philly would be complete without a visit to the One Liberty Observation Deck, a vantage point that lets you soak up sweeping city views from 57 floors up. Enjoy admission to the world-class lookout and enhance your experience with a healthy dose of US history.

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Little builders and would-be architects of all ages can get into the hands-on fun at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, whether it's making your own vehicles in the Build & Test Zone, catching a 4-D film featuring your favorite LEGO characters, or checking out the LEGO model of Philadelphia's skyline.

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