Cinephiles know that the popular movie Rocky was filmed in Philadelphia; now is your chance to create your own montage on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s infamous steps. Try your best Rocky imitation by running up the steps, or just visit the museum along with the regular folk. The Museum of Art is part of the renowned museum mile, a collection of world-class institutions, and hosts the works of Picasso. The Franklin Institute is also along the mile and is a sure bet for science geeks. Music fans will love the showcase of performances from jazz to the classics, hosted annually at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Philadelphia is home to professional sports teams for all the major U.S. sports: hockey, baseball, basketball, American football and even soccer (football to the rest of the world). A sports enthusiast’s Philadelphia holiday should definitely include the electric atmosphere in South Philly on game day. With one of Wotif’s Philadelphia car hire options, you can easily get to downtown’s architectural structures, back to your hotel and to the stadium in time for the game.
The Manayunk shopping complex, billed as a one-stop assembly of local and designer retail shops, is a favourite shopping scene for visitors and locals alike, plus it has areas to hike and bike. There's also a landmark shopping experience at Rittenhouse Row along Walnut Street, full of name brand and upscale shops worthy of an extended visit.
After shopping, biking and hiking, you’re probably starving! You’re in luck—starving is the best time to enjoy a gooey, melty Philly cheesesteak. Of course, you can find other types of foods. If you must, take a trip to the High Street Market area and indulge in German-inspired comfort foods like Bavarian pretzels and bratwurst.
Shake off your food hangover by embracing the eclectic night life in the downtown district. Get footloose with the sounds of Philadelphia, from live music to local DJs, not to mention bars and comedy clubs. Or, take in a night of gaming at a top-rated casino that also provides round-the-clock entertainment, to the delight of many night owls.
If a Pennsylvania holiday is on your radar, searching for Philadelphia holidays on Wotif is a great start to a getaway that's full of sporting events and gastronomical delights. You can personalise our package deals to include the best accommodation and airfare, without breaking the bank. Trust your travel plans to Wotif—listen to your holiday self and book one of our Philadelphia packages today.
Don't want to have an ordinary holiday? Then it's time to have a stab at something entirely different! After all, it's those new experiences that make travel great.
We've collated a bunch of awesome Philadelphia activities for you to try out:
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