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- American history
- Liberty bell
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Philadelphia is a city that is absolutely steeped in history. It’s where America’s founding fathers convened and is also the home of several acclaimed historical sites, such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia City Hall. It’s an absolute must-visit for any American, to see and experience some of the history that shaped the country we know today.Finding your perfect vacation rental in Philadelphia
There is no shortage of accommodation options throughout the city. Rentals are available in a range of styles, sizes, and locations with endless features and add-ons available. Modern apartments in the city center with high-speed internet are perfect for travelers who need to do a bit of work after a day of exploring. Families traveling together can rent larger accommodations, such as vacation rentals with several bedrooms and plenty of space. Several pet-friendly accommodations are available for people traveling with pets. Some accommodations come with a pool, a gym, or views of the city skyline. With so many options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodation to make your stay in Philadelphia extra memorable.
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The area and getting around
Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city, so many people don’t realize how walkable the city actually is. It is commonly regarded as one of the best walking cities in the entire country. The city was originally planned by William Penn in the 17th-century in an easy-to-navigate grid design. Most of the famous attractions are nearby each other in the city center and can be reached on foot. If you enjoy walking, then this is a great option from which to explore most of the top sights. Biking around the city is also a suitable, and slightly faster, way of getting around.Other ways of getting around
Some popular attractions, like the Philadelphia Zoo, are not located in the city center and require another form of transportation to be reached. Public transportation and private car are the main options for reaching any sights not within walking distance. Philadelphia offers a vast array of public transportation options, such as the subway, bus, and trolley. All of which are inexpensive and easy to navigate. Ride-share apps, such as Uber and Lyft, are also readily available in the city and make it easy to get from place to place. Taxis are also available.
Travelers and activities
Philadelphia is filled to the brim with historical sites and attractions, making it the perfect travel destination for history buffs. Be sure to check out Elfreth’s Alley, which is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the nation. The Museum of the American Revolution houses an expansive collection of artifacts from the Revolutionary period. The African American Museum displays the stories of several African Americans who influenced history, such as Richard Allen, Octavius Catto, and Harriet Tubman, with a series of exhibitions and presentations.Philadelphia for families
Philadelphia is a fantastic family destination with plenty to see and do for families of all ages. Families with young children can visit the Please Touch Museum, which includes two floors of interactive play zones filled with hands-on fun. Franklin Square features a fun, modern park with a golf course, a large marble fountain, a carousel, a playground, and cafés. Adult families, or families with older children, can enjoy learning about the rich history of America through the many historical sites around the city. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to The President’s House, which was home to several presidents before the White House was constructed.
Philadelphia is home to America’s first (and oldest) zoo, which dates back to 1859!
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No trip to Philadelphia is complete without seeing the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Entrance to both attractions is free, and it’s best to arrive in the morning, around the 9am opening time, to beat the crowds. Independence Hall is conveniently located just across from the Liberty Bell, and is where the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed.2. Spend an afternoon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
This historic museum dates back to the late 1800s and showcases a world-class collection of art. The 72 stone steps leading up to the museum, also known as “the Rocky Steps,” are famous after having appeared in a scene from the film Rocky.3. Visit the Betsy Ross House
The Betsy Ross House is a famed Philadelphia landmark and the former home of seamstress and flag-maker Betsy Ross, who sewed the first ever American flag. The house dates back to the 1700s, and for a small entrance fee you can tour the inside of the home.4. Stroll through the Philadelphia Magic Gardens
You won’t want to miss out on these whimsical gardens which span three city lots. The site is essentially a labyrinth of colorful mosaic art and was constructed out of recycled items in the 1960s.5. Walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge at sunset
There’s not a more memorable way to wrap up a day in Philly than by walking across the Ben Franklin Bridge at sunset. One side of the bridge is in New Jersey, and the other side is in Philadelphia. The views of the river and the Philadelphia skyline as the sun sinks below the horizon will take your breath away!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Philadelphia
How much do the vacation rentals in Philadelphia cost on average?
Considering the average cost of $304.55 per night, Philadelphia lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Philadelphia?
]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Philadelphia are October ($268.37 the average per night for accommodation), February ($275.63), and January ($281.88).
When does the price of vacation rentals in Philadelphia go up the most?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Philadelphia was May, with an average price of $374.37 per night. This was followed by April, with an average of $327.67, and June, with $321.17.
Is it necessary to plan a trip to Philadelphia well in advance?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Philadelphia, as only 36% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Philadelphia were May, January and June, with average availabilities of 46.4%, 46%, and 45.75%, respectively.
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Philadelphia?
The accommodations in Philadelphia reach their peak in demand in October, with an availability rate of 24%. The second most requested month is August, with 25%, and the third is July with 31.25%.
How many rentals does Holidu have in Philadelphia?
In Philadelphia we have an extensive catalogue of around 1100 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 9 local and international providers.