Visit America’s First World Heritage City
Philadelphia is at the center of it all. It is easy and affordable to get here. Conveniently located in the Northeast United States, the second-most populous city in the East is just 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Washington, D.C., by train.
Philadelphia International Airport serves more than 120 cities worldwide with 1,000 daily flights, including 100 international flights. The regional public transportation system — ranked second in the nation among cities with more than 1 million residents — provides quick and easy access to the city from the surrounding metropolitan area.
You will be captivated by our 21st-century city where an inspired, young, creative culture is blooming and partnering with innovators and educators. With a spirit of independence, the city and region are giving birth to a new generation of energized people designing this Modern Renaissance City.
Feel like a Philadelphian as you walk day and night through the vibrant streetscape and immerse yourself in America’s Old and New World. Picturesque and friendly streets are lined with parks, rivers, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. Everything is within walking distance from downtown.
Philadelphia continues to earn accolades from top publications across the globe. Read the latest rankings from The New York Times, featuring Philadelphia as one of the top destinations to visit in 2015, alongside international destinations such as Milan and Cuba.
Learn more about visiting Philadelphia and check out our resources for international visitors traveling to the City of Brotherly Love, including a new international guide done in partnership with National Geographic Traveler.
Start making your plans to visit America’s birthplace today!
The Philadelphia Official Visitors GuideTM can be viewed in the following formats:
Our Guide is Your Source For What Is Uniquely Philadelphia
Whether it is your first or 50th time visiting the City of Brotherly Love, use the Philadelphia Official Visitors GuideTM to help you plan your trip. With listings of attractions, tours, restaurants, hotels and much more, as well as a calendar of events and a guide to the City’s diverse neighborhoods, download your copy of the most comprehensive source available for what’s hot, what’s happening and what not to miss in Philadelphia.
If you’re in town, just stop by one of these venues to pick up a copy:
- Hotels and Attractions
- Pennsylvania Convention Center
- Independence Visitor Center
- Sister Cities Park Visitor Center
- City Hall Visitor Center
- Philadelphia International Airport
- Amtrak’s 30th Street Station