Sightseeing in Lansdowne

Uncover an Abandoned Gold Mine Hidden Under the City

Historical Walking Tour

Valley Green Inn

$20 $20

Urban explorer John Vidumsky leads you to a forgotten gold mine inside Philadelphia's city limits and reveals its wild history

Savor Regional Chinese Cuisine in a Chinatown Walking Tour

Jamie Shanker

Philadelphia

$45 $45

Try an eclectic variety of foods from various regions of China during a walking tour led by food writer Jamie Shanker

Stay at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel in Philadelphia. Dates Available into November.

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Philadelphia

$125 $125

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Sheraton hotel in the heart of University City between UPenn and Drexel University; features onsite noodle house and an outdoor pool

75-Minute Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour or Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia for Two (51% Off)

The Constitutional Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Guides lead the way through more than 20 sites tied to ghost stories and folklore or the city’s role in the American Revolution

Haunted House Adventure for Two or Four at Fright Factory (Up to 52% Off)

Fright Factory

Philadelphia

$60 $29

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Travel through an insane asylum, a genetics lab, a mausoleum, and a look at the true nature of fear at one of America’s scariest attractions

General Admission for One, Two, or Four at The Franklin Institute (Up to 46% Off)

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

$18.50 $10

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Explore interactive exhibits that uncover the secrets of the brain, history's greatest inventions, and the biology and physics of the circus

Oktoberfest Halloween & Haunted Tavern Tour for Two or Four from Grim Philly (Up to 52% Off)

Grim Philly

Center City East

$79.98 $38

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Guides use adult-only language to tell spooky stories about Philly's haunted history as groups visit taverns; includes drinks and prizes

Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

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From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the Constitution, Philadelphia has been home to some of America's biggest historical events. The Philadelphia History Museum celebrates the full gamut of the city's more than 300-year legacy. Mere steps from the Liberty Bell, the museum's eight renovated galleries spotlight artifacts and artwork from a collection of more than 100,000 items. With topics spanning from early America to sports, this assemblage includes George Washington's writing desk, John Brown's musket, and Joe Frazier's championship boxing gloves.

The museum includes plenty of interactive elements, too, such as the world's largest map of Philly, across which visitors can walk or fulfill their dreams of doing the worm through every neighborhood. Besides its exhibitions, Philadelphia History Museum hosts a rotating schedule of programs and events, ranging from insightful lectures to concerts.

15 S 7th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Children with parents in tow come in droves to squeal with delight at the amazingly expansive Please Touch Museum, housed in the soaring Memorial Hall that was built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition. The hands-on play areas are clever, cute and decidedly age-appropriate. On the main floor, kids can bang on musical instruments in a rainforest-themed space, race sailboats in rivers (splash aprons provided!), build and launch foam rockets or pretend to drive a bus. The lower floor features an Alice in Wonderland-themed area, complete with distortion mirrors and mazes, plus a foam-block construction zone, a tiny grocery store and a little hospital. A few areas are set aside for toddlers three and younger, and an extra three dollars at the entrance buys a ticket to ride the more than century-old restored carousel.

4231 Avenue Of The Republic Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Taking in all of Philadelphia's history could take days, but the folks at Philly By Segway somehow manage to compress the city's sights into two-hour tours. Starting along the Delaware River, excursions pass landmarks like Penn's Landing, Independence Hall, and Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street. Besides historical attractions, tours stop by other notable spots, like the art museum's "Rocky steps," which Sylvester Stallone famously climbed in his one-man adaptation of Rocky & Bullwinkle.

Accommodating up to six participants, every tour is led by one of Philly By Segway's Adventure Captains. Besides narrating the entire trip, captains snap pictures throughout, which are available for guests to take home afterward.

49 South 4th Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a dramatic laboratory for new stage works. Since its founding in 1974, the company has premiered more than 140 original plays and musicals, with more than half moving on to New York and other major cities. Widely lauded by local outlets and frequently recognized with Barrymore Awards, the company would need to build a new black box theater to contain its accolades.

480 S Broad St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses more than 225,000 objects spanning a jaw-whopping 5,000 years of human history. An extensive permanent collection of both Eastern and Western art includes highlights such as Temple Hall, a full-size, immaculately carved sixteenth-century Hindu temple. Grapple with the challenges of modernity amid the display of twentieth-century New York Dada art, featuring several pieces constructed entirely out of apple-satellite-violet-blargh. Chandelier and chandelier-swinging enthusiasts will enjoy Hanging Around: Modern and Contemporary Lighting from the Permanent Collection, which explores how electricity turned function into fashion (the exhibit ends October 10).

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia,
PA
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