Sightseeing in Philadelphia

Get your camera ready. All the main attractions, according to local Airbnb hosts.

Locals’ favorite places

1. Liberty Bell
Market St
210local recommendations
Gary says “From Signal to Symbol The State House bell, now known as the Liberty Bell, rang in the tower of the...” ·
2. Independence Hall
520 Chestnut St
184local recommendations
Patty says “Independence National Historical Park is a United States National Park in Philadelphia that preserve...” ·
3. Fairmount
76local recommendations
Helen says “The Rocky Steps!, need I say more. You will be within 30 minutes of center city Philadelphia, Pa. Y...” ·
4. Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
66local recommendations
Annette says “On September 26th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m, Pope Francis will attend the Festival of Families in Philadephi...” ·
5. Kelly Drive
Kelly Dr
54local recommendations
Roberta says “Run, bike, walk, fish, canoe, scull on this trail which wraps around to the west side of the river a...” ·
6. Old City
47local recommendations
Wesley says “Wonderful collection of Art Galleries, Restaurants (on Chestnut, 2nd and 3rd Sts.), historic Christ ...” ·
7. Penn's Landing
46local recommendations
Sandra says “This summer, the Delaware River Waterfront is the place to be. You could fill your calendar with all...” ·
8. Chinatown
47local recommendations
Joshua says “Great place to go eat Dim Sum for brunch or eat some great Chinese food. There is Asian Fusion and a...” ·
9. Boathouse Row
1 Boathouse Row
67local recommendations
Helen says “Philadelphia's Boathouse Row is an iconic scene. During the day (season) catch the beautiful kayaks...” ·
10. North Third
801 N 3rd St
26local recommendations
Scott says “One of my favorite spots for a drink and a good meal. The eclectically designed interior is a deligh...” ·
11. Center City
28local recommendations
Asha says “Philly's Center City is our main hub for shopping, dining and exploring. Be sure to take a day to ch...” ·
12. South Street
South St
29local recommendations
Nick says “Little bit of everything weird in Philly... Shops, Bars, Music, Restaurants, people watching and sev...” ·
13. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
1723 Race St
59local recommendations
Zak says “The Roman-Corinthian-style church was modeled after the Sant’Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso in Rome and f...” ·
14. Chestnut Hill
20local recommendations
Jean says “Walk the Main Street of Chestnut Hill for a meal, to buy a gift, one of the best old hardware stores...” ·
15. Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
52local recommendations
Lizzie And Jessie
Lizzie And Jessie says “20 Minute walk from the here to The Betsy Ross House: a landmark purported to be the site where the ...” ·
16. Schuylkill Banks
2501 Walnut St
17local recommendations
Carl And Barbara
Carl And Barbara says “Bike, walk, jog, skateboard this paved river trail, which takes you as far as you want to go! It go...” ·
17. Art Museum Steps
Spring Garden St
41local recommendations
Donyale says “At the base of the Steps is the Rocky statue which has a perennial short selfie line. Best to go in...” ·
18. Manayunk
21local recommendations
Gregory says “Manayunk is on the same train line (Norristown Line) as Conshohocken/ Spring Mill on the way to and ...” ·
19. East Passyunk Avenue
E Passyunk Ave
18local recommendations
Jarrett says “There are tons of things in this area, which is a 12-15 minute walk from me. Highly rated restauran...” ·
20. Logan Square
15local recommendations
Derrick says “Beautiful location at the center of the city, within walking distance of any of the museums that you...” ·
21. Forbidden Drive
Forbidden Dr
14local recommendations
Lindsay & Brian
Lindsay & Brian says “There's a fantastic network of trails and a large creek for dogs and people to swim in. 5 min drive...” ·
22. JFK Plaza
1599 John F Kennedy Blvd
40local recommendations
Steve says “Hop on a SEPTA #2 bus... there in minutes, home in a breeze, great launching point! Famous Philadelp...” ·
23. Franklin Square
200 N 6th St
31local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “One of the five original public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for Philadelph...” ·
24. University City
10local recommendations
Marcie says “West Philadelphia is where you will find the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. It's ...” ·
25. Fitler Square
19local recommendations
Daniel says “Quiet, cozy neighborhood park in nearby Fitler Square. Great to get some reading done. Farmers marke...” ·
26. Doylestown
8local recommendations
Anne says “There are 3 museums that are a must: Mercer Museum, Morvarian Tile Works, and Fonthill Museum. Downt...” ·
27. Cedar Park
9local recommendations
Elizabeth says “Good playground equipmet, great free Summer JAZZ, on Friday nights. Close to family friendly Ice Cr...” ·
28. Independence Visitor Center
599 Market St
20local recommendations
Michelle says “This location will provide all information to all events, locations travel routes, security, first-a...” ·
29. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr
18local recommendations
Rachel says “Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden, is a traditional 17th century-style Japanese house...” ·
30. United States Mint
151 N Independence Mall E
16local recommendations
David says “Some more free fun! The US Mint in Philadelphia is right in the heart of Historic Old City, so it's ...” ·