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Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley

America’s oldest—and possibly most charming—continuously inhabited street, is perfect for tiptoeing along the cobblestones and exploring its quaint museum. Weekend tours of Elfreth’s Alley are available Friday through Sunday. Visitors can get a rare glimpse inside the 18th-century private homes during special events in June and December....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, LGBT, Museums & Attractions

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Viewed from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City, the city’s skyline shows off its diverse architectural styles, reflecting its historic past and modern development....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

As viewed from Cira Green, the 1.25-acre rooftop park of University City’s Cira Centre South, Philadelphia’s skyline sparkles at sunrise. Cira Centre South is just one of several new and redeveloped buildings to emerge along the western side of the Schuylkill River, the waterway that separates Center City from West...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

As viewed from Cira Green, the 1.25-acre rooftop park of University City’s Cira Centre South, Philadelphia’s skyline sparkles at sunrise. Cira Centre South is just one of several new and redeveloped buildings to emerge along the western side of the Schuylkill River, the waterway that separates Center City from West...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

As viewed from Cira Green, the 1.25-acre rooftop park of University City’s Cira Centre South, Philadelphia’s skyline sparkles at sunrise. Cira Centre South is just one of several new and redeveloped buildings to emerge along the western side of the Schuylkill River, the waterway that separates Center City from West...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Just west of Center City, Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail and the East Coast Greenway Alliance, which stretches from Maine to Florida. The 15-foot-wide concrete expanse connects Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital and Rittenhouse neighborhoods and welcomes approximately 19,000 users per week. The space features...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Just west of Center City, Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is part of the Schuylkill River Trail and the East Coast Greenway Alliance, which stretches from Maine to Florida. The 15-foot-wide concrete expanse connects Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital and Rittenhouse neighborhoods and welcomes approximately 19,000 users per week. The space features...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia’s skyline, as viewed at sunset from the Spring Garden Street Bridge atop the Schuylkill River, is ever-changing. In the 17th century, city planner William Penn envisioned his city as a “greene country towne.” Today, Penn’s park-like squares remain, even as skyscrapers rise....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Skylines

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