When it comes to points of interest, Pennsylvania state’s biggest city displays an embarrassment of riches. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (the venue of the Constitution signing), numerous sites affiliated with the American revolution and the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art - the steps of which were immortalised in celluloid by Rocky himself - all deliver knock-out attractions to the artistically, historically and culturally minded visitor.
Luxury Holidays in 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
History - The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, landmarks of the American revolution and much more to explore.
Food – Not many towns can claim to be be the birthplace of a sandwich known around the world. Grab a ‘Philly Cheese Steak’ on South St and see what the fuss is about.
Sport – The Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia 76ers lead the charge for spectator sport in the NFL and NBA respectively. Catch a game as part of your visit.
Culture – From contemporary art galleries (try the Wexler or the Pentimenti) to palatial concert venues (we’re thinking The Filmore or Verizon Hall), Philadelphia is a melting pot of popular and high culture.
Proximity – Capital city Washington DC lies to the south while The Big Apple is just 100 miles to the north for those looking for another slice of American city life.
Things to do on holiday in Philadelphia
One Liberty Observation Deck – Get an eagle’s view of the historic streets and buildings from this lofty vantage point.
Independence Hall – Step foot where the forefathers risked their ‘lives, their fortune and their sacred honour’ to sign the US Constitution (and so defy the English!)
The Philadelphia Film Festival – This annual celebration is a must for movie fans, with events, screenings and special guests.
Philadelphia Museum of Art – America’s 3rd largest museum of art is must-visit stuff.
Macy’s Center City – Join 100 years of retail heritage at the famous Wannameker building, one of Philly’s stand-out shopping experiences.
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 finds itself in a prime Eastern Seaboard territory between Boston and New York to the north, and Washington DC and Florida to the south. Sunkissed California is only a domestic flight to the west coast away.
Philadelphia holidays 2021 / 2022
As a new destination for our US team, Philadelphia is getting a lot of attention of late. We’ve got some amazing deals in store for next year so get your bookings in now to guarantee the dates you want at a price you’ll love. Our friendly, knowledgeable call centre team is on hand seven days a week for all your Philadelphia holiday enquiries.