Dwarfed by the immensity of New York, Philadelphia has all the glamour of the big city with plenty of small-town charm for good measure. History is visible in every direction – the city’s oldest building still stands proud, preserved as evidence of America’s democratic foundations. There’s lots to discover in Philadelphia, a city that is rewarding and easy to explore.
What to Do in Philadelphia
- Learn about a pivotal moment in American history at the massive Museum of the American Revolution, complete with interactive dioramas and 3D experiences.
- Stroll around the urban lawns of Independence National Historical Park and discover countless treasures in ‘America’s most historic square mile’.
- Climb to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the same iconic steps Sylvester Stallone used in the 1976 film Rocky. Inside you’ll find collections of Asian, Renaissance and post-Impressionist masterpieces.
- Head to the Reading Terminal Market for a multi-ethnic food market, with everything from doughnuts to roast pork.
Philadelphia Travel Tips
When you book your Philadelphia flights with Hainan Airlines, remember that winter (December to January) is a great time to go, for all the carols and decorations that bring the city to life. April to May is rumoured to be a great time for sightseeing, owing to the sunshine and balmy weather. In September the city is enlivened by the Fringe Festival, which offers great eats, performances and art.