Philadelphia Holidays

The City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia is a city that boasts a rich tapestry of historical significance, diverse culinary delights, vibrant cultural scenes, esteemed arts institutions, and the added allure of tax-free shopping, making it a must-visit destination for travellers from all walks of life. Philadelphia is also a compact and completely walkable city.

Top East Coast USA Holidays

Luxury Holidays to Philadelphia

The city of brotherly love loves luxury holidays, and Kenwood Travel knows the hotels that provide them for the best price. Our USA specialists have lined up Philadelphia’s best-placed properties for shopping, galleries and dining plus the home comforts, service and stylish décor to welcome you after a busy day taking in the sights and sounds of this impressive place.

Great reasons to visit Philadelphia

  • The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and The National Constitution Centre
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and The Rodin Museum Philadelphia
  • Fairmount Park, housing miles of walking trails, horseback riding and outdoor concerts.
  • Tax free shopping on shoes and clothes throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
  • Catch a sports game including The Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), The Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) or the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
  • Visit Reading Terminal Market
  • Shop at Macy’s, The Fashion District or Rittenhouse Row

Outside of Philadelphia

  • Longwood Gardens
  • Valley Forge
  • Brandywine Museum of Art
  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Philadelphia Premium Outlets

Philadelphia facts

State – Pennsylvania
Area – 141.6 square miles
Population – 1,560, 000

Weather in Philadelphia

Expect to see the seasons on a Philadelphia holiday. From hot summers and snowy winters to cosy, colourful autumn hues and fresh, crisp spring days, each time of year brings with it an atmosphere all of its own. Summer temperatures climb to an average of 30 centigrade, while it can drop as low as -4 in winter.

Twin centre holidays in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is situated between Washington DC to the south and New York. New York is only 1.5 hours to the north of Philadelphia with Washington DC 2 hours south.

Philadelphia holidays 2024 / 2025

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Top Picks

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

4.5* out of 5 stars

The place to be and be seen, Kimpton Hotel Palomar defies convention with an upbeat sense of interior design that appeals to curious-minded guest.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

4.5* out of 5 stars

The luxury city break finds its perfect host at this chic, contemporary and newly re-imagined hotel famously set in America's first skyscraper.

The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

4.5* out of 5 stars

Embark on a culinary journey from Australia to mid-century Manhattan; stay amid fashion-forward interior design and do it all just footsteps from Philly's top historic sights.


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Things to do

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

Often called 'The birthplace of American Democracy', this park comprises an array of buildings and sites that bore witness to some of the most formative events in American history. The grounds include highlights like the Liberty Bell Center, Congress Hall, the National Constitution Center, and most notably, Independence Hall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. A must-see for anyone interested in seeing the place where these significant events occurred.

Visit the famous Liberty Bell

Visit the famous Liberty Bell

Hanging as a potent symbol of American Independence, the Liberty Bell is located in the Independence National Historic Park, and is in itself an incredible historic icon to see. Commissioned in 1752, the bell later became a powerful symbol for the abolitionists who fought to end slavery throughout the US. Today it bears an iconic crack down its side, which has rendered it unringable since its final toll for Washington's birthday in 1846. When you visit Philadelphia, go to the Liberty Bell Center to appreciate this piece of history for yourself.

Take a tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Take a tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of the cultural hearts of Philadelphia, this magnificent museum is host to incredible art that includes Renaissance, Impressionist, and contemporary masterpieces from some of the most renowned artists in history. View famous pieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers in person for the first time, exploring over 200 galleries where the very architecture is a work of art. Ideal no matter who is visiting, there are always family-friendly programs that encourage love of art, and kids under 18 always enter for free.

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