Things To Do In Philadelphia

Create a Blown-Glass Heart Paperweight in Time for Valentine's Day

Valentine's-Themed Glass-Blowing Class

Allegheny West

A glass artist with more than a decade of experience helps participants mold 2,000º glass into heart-shaped paperweights for Valentine’s Day

$75

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, August 14 (Up to 32% Off)

Motley Crue

Wells Fargo Center

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$29.40 $20

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"Fin: Two Acts. 400 Years. Vampires, Courtesans, and the End of Love." Burlesque on February 14 or 15 (Up to 42% Off)

The Cabaret Administration

Plays & Players

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Joyously moribund burlesque visits 1800s New Orleans, 1500s Venice, the Underworld, and the darker corners of libidinous fantasies

$50 $25

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Roller Rink Package with Skate Rental and Indoor Ride Tickets for 2 or 4 at Rolling Thunder Skating Center (50% Off)

Rolling Thunder Skating Center

NE Philadelphia

Skate around the rink, hop on one of the amusement rides, play skee-ball at the arcade, and enjoy snacks at the cafeteria with friends

$27 $14

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Historical Hop-On Hop-Off Tour for One, Two, or Four from Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours (Up to 40% Off)

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

Center City East

Continuously running double-decker buses allow tourists to hop on and off at sites such as the Franklin Institute and Penn’s Landing

$30 $17.99

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"The Divorcees Club" at Penn's Landing Playhouse at Independence Seaport Museum, February 28–March 22 (Up to 51% Off)

"The Divorcees Club"

Penn's Landing Playhouse at Independence Seaport Museum

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Three comically different ladies (one played by a man) come together as roommates in a play based on a long-running French hit

$51 $25

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Wells Fargo Center

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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Museum Outing for Two or Four to National Constitution Center (Up to 57% Off)

National Constitution Center

Center City East

100+ permanent & temporary exhibits captivate visitors with interactive presentations & displays about our nation’s history & founders

$29 $15

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Shooting-Range Package with Safety Instruction, Gun, Targets, and Ammo for 2, 4, or 6 at The Gun Range (Up to 58% Off)

The Gun Range

North Philadelphia East

NRA-certified instructors lead a 15-minute safety course before each participant fires 25 rounds at indoor lanes that are 23 yards long

$237 $99

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6, 12, or 18 Group Dance Classes at Top Hat Dance Studio (Up to 86% Off)

Top Hat Dance Studio

Bustleton

Nationally certified dancers teach students to execute salsa, hustle, ballroom, and swing moves in group classes

$72 $18

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at AmeriKick Andorra (70% Off)

AmeriKick Karate - Andorra

Philadelphia

Karate classes promote fitness, discipline, and self-confidence, as well as self-defense skills

$129 $39

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to FringeArts (Up to 54% Off)

FringeArts

Philadelphia

Members get discounted tickets to the annual Fringe Festival and year-round programming plus priority seating at some performances

$65 $30

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Personal Training or Small-Group Fitness at Water and Rock Studio (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Water and Rock Studio

Philadelphia

Fitness expert who's credits include training SWAT teams and professional MMA fighters helps folks reach fitness goals

$70 $35

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

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

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

$20 $12

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5 or 10 Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at Focus Karate (Up to 78% Off)

Focus Karate

Philadelphia

Adults, teens, and kids can all benefit from karate classes, which teach discipline and self-esteem in addition to physical moves

$75 $19

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10 Zumba Classes at Zumba Class with Danielle (69% Off)

Zumba ® Class With Danielle

Philadelphia

Join the party for a full-body workout.

$65 $20

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5 or 10 Belly Dance Classes at Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

Learn belly dance techniques during a workout that challenges your core

$50 $24

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$30 for $100 at Spotlight Dance Center

Spotlight Dance Center

Philadelphia

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

$100 $30

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10 or 20 Yoga, Zumba, or Cardio Sculpting Classes at It Figures (Up to 57% Off)

It Figures

Torresdale

Sweat it out during Zumba dance-fitness classes, invigorating yoga sessions, and cardio sculpt aerobics classes with abs work and stretching

$60 $32

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The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Est?e Lauder.

Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Caf?; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.

101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia,
PA
US

It's more than a collection of exhibits, galleries, and glass works?though it's all of those things, too. Above and beyond housing art, the National Liberty Museum aims to serve as a mirror to the unique kaleidoscope that is the United States. Visitors to the museum explore eight galleries, each organized to highlight a particular aspect of what it means to be American. Liberty Hall, for instance, houses a selection of White House fine china alongside medals awarded to members of the armed services, while Heroes Hall showcases glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's massive Flame of Liberty installation in celebration of brave individuals.

Regardless of how visitors tackle the museum?although they should never tackle it literally, due to the high volume of glass?they'll likely find themselves intrigued by the thought-provoking collection. When Irvin J. Borowsky founded the museum in 1995, he did so with just this intent, seeking to inspire others to pursue more peaceful lives. But Borowsky may never have envisioned the scale it would one day reach: 78 exhibits, 179 works of contemporary art, and thousands of stories vividly told.

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Since its founding in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has worked to preserve and honor African Americans' heritage through exhibitions, collections, and cultural programs. Four galleries contain exhibits delving into themes including the African diaspora, African American life in Philadelphia, and contemporary African American narratives. The core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776–1876, showcases a timeline detailing how African Americans lived in that era, and brings key historical figures to life through 10 life-size video projections. Visitors can interact with each of the projections, listening to their stories and requesting further topics of discussion, such as the Internet's role in their lives. Another gallery focuses on African American life post-emancipation leading up to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of historical artifacts, including Negro league baseball memorabilia, records, musical instruments, photographs, and the time machine that was used to retrieve each item.

701 Arch St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Thinking of the city rarely calls images of fog-ringed mountains and wolf-filled forests to mind, but Discover Outdoors?formerly known as Outdoor Bound?turns these scenes into reality. Owner, avid outdoorsman, and eight-time marathon runner Kirk Reynolds makes sure of it. He and a staff of experts?each a licensed trail guide and Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT?temper the stress of city living with day trips to nearby natural enclaves and weekend camping excursions. The getaways thrill with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding.

International trips, meanwhile, quench a thirst for life-defining adventures beyond trips to the grocery store during peak Saturday hours. Among them: hikes up famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, treks to Machu Picchu in Peru, and jaunts through the Canadian Rockies. Some of the journeys even grant travelers the opportunity to fundraise for a worthy cause as they explore.

Bell's Mills Road & Forbidden Drive
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The taps flow with Guinness, Smithwick’s, and Harp. High-definition televisions play overseas soccer matches in surround sound. Walls of flagstone and exposed brick flank the tiered dining space of the cozy corner pub. The Irish Times truly does embody the vivacious Gaelic spirit—a spirit that thrives until 2 a.m. seven nights a week. CBS Philly praised this dedication to authenticity and placed The Irish Times on its 2012 list of Top Philadelphia Irish Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day.

In between pints, the menu tempts diners with a selection of traditional Irish staples and assorted international comfort foods. The slow-simmered stew features hunks of lamb, carrots, and celery in a Guinness, merlot, and lamb gravy, and the traditional Irish breakfast—complete with black and white puddings, rashers, and Irish sausage—is served all day long. Dishes from farther abroad include a trio of hummus, pico de gallo, and baba ghanoush and wraps filled with teriyaki-glazed chicken tenders, pineapple, and individually polished sesame seeds.

629 S 2nd St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.

3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US