Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Guide (B): 48 Hours in Philadelphia

48 Hours in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has a lot of history in its city blocks. It has had a growing cosmopolitan scene in the recent years, hosted Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families in 2015, and was named the US’s first World Heritage City! Lonely Planet’s best city to visit in the US in 2016 has a lot to do, but if you only have 48 hours there, then here is a guide to get around the city and figure out the things to see in Philadelphia.

Things to See and Do

Philadelphia has something for everyone. There are plenty of museums, places to have a scenic walk, or free tours. People of all ages will have fun and find something that interests them in the city of Brotherly Love!

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

Come see where America was born! Independence Hall is one of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions. When you get here, go to the Independence Hall Visitor Center to pick up your free tickets for a guided group tour of Independence Hall. Tickets are required to visit Independence Hall from March through December. You will get a ticket for a certain time (tours are every half hour) to come back for your tour. The same day tickets may run out quickly on busy days, but I was able to get tickets at 12:30 pm for a 3:30 pm tour on a busy August day. You can also reserve tour tickets for a certain time and day by calling ahead and paying $1.50 per reserved ticket. The Liberty Bell is right next to Independence Hall and you can view it for free. There are no tickets ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Philadelphia
Guide Location: USA » Philadelphia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Independence Hall   Liberty Bell   Philadelphia Museum of Art   Franklin Institute   LOVE Park   Reading Terminal Market   Magic Gardens   Philadelphia Zoo   Pat’s   Geno’s   Franklin Square   Boathouse Row  
Author: Victoria Priest
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