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One Day in Philly - Travel Itinerary

If you love US history, then it’s hard to beat a visit to Philadelphia! There’s something magical about standing in the exact rooms where the most important documents in US history were drafted. And getting to experience iconic pieces of history like the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and the gravesite of the great Benjamin Franklin makes Philadelphia a unique and very special US city that’s worth a visit. And we haven’t even gotten into the food here! Can anyone say Philly Cheesesteak?! Yes, please! We had the privilege of visiting this amazing city for one day and wanted to put together an itinerary that is perfect for the time-crunched travelers like us! We hope it’s helpful, and be sure to watch our “1 Day in Philadelphia” vlog for a closer look at our time in the City of Brotherly Love!

Let’s get started!

8:00am: Breakfast/Coffee

  • Ultimo Coffee (​​2149 Catharine St) - Where we went

  • Old City Coffee, Inc. (221 Church St)

  • Elixr (1600 Market St)

9:00am: Philadelphia Museum of Art and the famous “Rocky Steps” (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy)

11:00am: Independence Park (520 Chestnut St)

  • Independence Hall (book tickets in advance)

  • Liberty Bell (no ticket required)

1:00pm: Lunch at The Bourse Food Hall (111 S Independence Mall E)

  • Freebyrd Chicken

  • Rebel Taco

  • Marino Brother’s Cheesesteaks

… And more

2:30pm: History in HD Walking Tour with Philly Tour Hub/Urban Adventures

  • Start Location: Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market Streets (101 South Independence Mall East). Arrive 15 mins early


  • Take this 2 hour walking tour where you explore a history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia with a local guide

  • Get a whistle-stop private tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems, too!

  • Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Christ Church, Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House and more

  • Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide at the end of your tour!

5pm: Happy Hour

  • Tattooed Mom (530 South St)

  • Mission Taqueria (1516 Sansom St 2nd Floor, Above Oyster House)

  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge (1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, inside The Logan Hotel)

6:30pm: Dinner (Philly Cheesesteak)

  • Campo's Philly Cheesesteaks (214 Market St) - Where we went

  • Dalessandro’s Steaks & Hoagies (600 Wendover St)

  • Tony Luke’s (39 E Oregon Ave)

And that is how you see Philly in a day! Of course there are thousands of amazing things that we weren’t able to fit into our visit, but we hope it helps you plan your trip to this beautiful and historic city!


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