Duration: Three days and two nights
Take a trip of wonder and imagination through the City of Brotherly Love with the perfect family getaway. With stops at Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo, your kids will experience exhibits designed with their energy and excitement in mind. So whether venturing through Wonderland or saying hello to some exotic tigers, the only ‘to-do’ on this trip’s agenda is to have fun. And if you want to add a little learning to the mix, we’ve got you covered. As the birthplace of independence, Philadelphia has a lot to offer history buffs of all ages. From Independence Hall to the Liberty Bell, make your way through the history of our nation one stop at a time. And when all that fun and learning works up an appetite for great food? Well, Philly’s got that under control. All roads lead to a great time.
Since first opening its doors in 1892, this historic farmer's market has been a favorite of locals as well as visitors. Stop in, grab lunch - and maybe a fresh baked cookie or two - then check out the unique crafts from around the world. And then get right back to it. As it's located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, it fits perfectly into any itinerary.Read More >
After a day full of flying to the moon, visiting a rainforest, riding a pony and spending time with exotic animals, wind down at the Windsor Suites in downtown Philadelphia. With fully-equipped kitchens in spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, the rooms feel just like home.Read More >
For a dinner the whole family can get behind, a trip to Jones is in order. Featuring comfort food with modern twists, it's safe to say your kids may never look at Sloppy Joes the same way again.Read More >
Before making your way to the Morris Arboretum, be sure to stop by this Philadelphia institution. Known for their award-winning cheesesteaks, Delassandro's is the perfect spot to stop for a quick bite of a Philly original. Wit' whiz or wit'out, no matter how you like your cheeseteaks, you'll love Delassandro's.Read More >
Rocky Steps & Statue
Yo, Adrian! Whether you're four, 94, or any age between, there's one thing you have to know about the Rocky steps. There's no walking them. Oh, and don't forget to snap a quick pic with the Italian Stallion's likeness while you're there.
Schuylkill River Walk
Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill, stretch your legs and take in the sights along the Schuylkill River Walk. With playgrounds and a recreation center, there's plenty to keep the little ones busy. If it's relaxation you're looking for, hang out on the grassy lawns and watch the world go by.
The Franklin Institute
For the scientist in all of us, the Franklin Institute is the place to be. The Island of the Elements invites kids to join a fantastic journey as they learn all about the basic principles of science through more than 20 interactive experiences. After getting their hearts pumping showing off their athletic side in the Sports Challenge exhibit (even having their fastball clocked by a radar gun), be sure to visit The Giant Heart: A Healthy Interactive Experience. As a two-story trip inside what keeps us ticking, the Giant Heart is a staple of the Franklin Institute and is complete with hands-on exhibits to teach your little ones all about the importance of healthy living.
Dave & Buster's
Set your inner skeeballer free at Dave and Buster's. Located on the waterfront, Dave & Buster's has games and food the whole family can enjoy. From video games to carnival classics, see who can get the highest score, and claim the all-important bragging rights. Share some nachos and count those tickets, because Dave & Buster's has something for everyone.