Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Philadelphia—a city steeped in history and culture

The birthplace of democracy in the United States, Philadelphia is a captivating city, brimming with history and culture. Follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers as you navigate the quaint, cobbled streets, and take in the beautiful historic buildings that have wowed visitors for generations. A whole host of family-friendly attractions are never far from many Philadelphia vacation rentals, whether it’s checking out the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or just taking a stroll through beautiful Fairmount Park. Add to that the incredible shopping and dining opportunities, and you have all the makings of a truly unforgettable vacation.

Take a tour of Philadelphia—the birthplace of America

There’s no better way to discover Philadelphia’s rich cultural heritage than by booking onto one of the many walking tours of the city. Knowledgeable guides take you around all the most important historical sites, giving you a fascinating insight into the birthplace of the United States of America. As you’d expect, a world-class city like Philadelphia plays host to world-class events. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, while the Walnut Street Theater is a superb place to catch a performance.

Discover Philadelphia’s family-friendly attractions

While visiting Philadelphia, you shouldn’t miss the range of fascinating attractions on offer. The Liberty Bell, which rang out when the Declaration of Independence was first publicly read, now sits in the Liberty Bell Center. After seeing this remarkable piece of history, cross the road and visit Independence Hall, where you can see surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. With so much history, there’s a whole host of family-friendly museums on offer that are suitable for all ages, including the Please Touch Museum and the Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Explore the streets of Philadelphia in summer

Typically, Philadelphia has warm summers and cold winters. June through August is the most popular time to visit the city, thanks to its temperatures, which average around 70 degrees, so providing ideal conditions for exploring the city's charming cobbled streets on foot. May through September are also good times to visit, when the summer visitors have gone, but temperatures are still warm. The winter months may be cold, but these are ideal months to spend time visiting the many museums and spending quality time at the Philadelphia vacation rentals.

An abundance of wildlife in the northwest of Philadelphia

Given that Philadelphia is such a vast city, you could be forgiven for thinking you wouldn’t be able to experience nature here. On the contrary, you don’t have to travel far from the array of Philadelphia vacation rentals to enjoy the great outdoors. Wissahickon Valley Park offers 1,800 acres of leafy woodland and marshes, which you can explore through the 50+ miles of trails. Keep your ears open for the sound of woodpeckers, just one of over 200 species of bird that live here. You’re also likely to spot many other creatures as you traverse this beautiful park.