Current Time


see + do

View As:

Philadelphia see + do

It may be the cradle of American history, but Philadelphia is actually a lot like Paris—a city of distinct and strongly loyal neighborhoods, from sedately elegant Society Hill to proudly Italian South Philly. The broad Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the city's Champs-Élysées and cultural spine, home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute Science Center, and other institutions. As you travel its length, take note of what locals call the "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost": works from three generations of the Calder family. Alexander Milne Calder's 27-ton, cast-iron William Penn crowns City Hall; his son Alexander Stirling Calder's Swann Memorial Fountain is at Logan Circle; and the white Ghost mobile that hangs in the lobby of the Art Museum was designed by grandson Alexander (Sandy) Calder.

Sort By:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia

You could go just for the buildings on the southeastern edge of the University of Pennsylvania campus: The first was completed in 1899 and adorned with...more

Editors' Pick
Hotel Photo
Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

Even before you enter the museum itself, the landscaped sculpture garden of the Rodin Museum is a welcome respite from the sightseeing hordes. But don't just...more

Editors' Pick
Rare Book Department, Philadelphia

More than 4,000 years of the written word are represented in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The comprehensive collection ranges...more

Editors' Pick
Hotel Photo
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Founded as a museum of decorative arts during the 1876 Centennial Exposition and inspired by Greek temples, the PMA sits on nine acres and still gets a lot of...more

Editors' Pick
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The nation's oldest museum and school of fine arts, founded in 1805, preens in the middle of Center City. Architects Frank Furness and George Hewitt made a...more

Editors' Pick
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

Forming the northern anchor of a four-block Independence-palooza (which includes a visitor center, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall), the exterior of the...more

Editors' Pick
Hotel Photo
Mütter Museum, Philadelphia

Creepy, curious, and gorgeous coexist at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, where your inner hypochondriac can come face-to-face...more

Editors' Pick
Hotel Photo
Mummers Museum, Philadelphia

At this modest South Philly museum, the local New Year's institution of mummers—men and women in sequined, lavish, and scaffolded costumes, some playing...more

Editors' Pick
Masonic Temple, Philadelphia

The city's best-kept secret, this ornate 19th-century temple designed to house the state's Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania hides in...more

Editors' Pick
Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia

You gotta love the walk-through heart, which thankfully has been refurbished and expanded since it was built in 1953. (The graffiti has been erased and the...more

Editors' Pick
Results 1-10 of 13  |   1 2 next
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.