Welcome to

Philadelphia

Video by Dan King/Bluecadet; Photo by B. Krist/Visit Philadelphia

The best visits start with the Independence Visitor Center.

Seeing the best of the City of Brotherly Love is as simple as starting at the right place.

We provide access to all the city has to offer: activities, tickets, reservations, and opportunities. 

Our friendly, multilingual staff can help turn any visitor's wish list into a personalized and unforgettable itinerary. 

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Christmas Village Carousel

Winter Memories in City Hall Courtyard

Stroll through the historic portals of Philadelphia City Hall and experience a festive wonderland, Acme Winter Memories, which includes an ornate, grand carousel that children of all ages will love.
Christmas Village in LOVE Park

Christmas Village

For the holiday season, LOVE Park transforms into an authentic, open-air German Christmas market with more than 80 vendors offering goods from around the world.    
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is a Philadelphia wintertime tradition, with and ice skating rink, chalet-style cabins, arcade, fire pits, and more right on the Delaware River Waterfront. 
Explore the City
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Wheel Fun Boat Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals at FDR Park

Rocky Statue

The Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps

Big Red Pedal Tour

Big Red Pedal Tours

Nearby on Independence Mall
Independence Hall

Independence Hall

The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

President's House Site

President's House Site

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Great Essentials Exhibit

Great Essentials Exhibit

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Top Questions
How can I redeem the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package?

Looking for a hotel deal when you visit Philadelphia? The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package is a great way to save when you stay over, available year-round with different perks included seasonally.

Learn more and find participating hotels: VisitPhilly.com/PackageHotels

Where is the closest place to park by Independence Hall?

Convenient, onsite parking is available for visitors who start at the Visitor Center. The AutoPark at Independence Mall is a 24-hour, fully enclosed parking garage operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Entrances are located on both 5th and 6th Streets, between Market and Arch Streets.

Where is the Liberty Bell?

Since 2003, the Liberty Bell has been on display in a structure located on Independence Mall, called the Liberty Bell Center. No timed tickets are required to visit the Bell, but a security check is required for entry. 

What is the best way to get around Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a wonderful city to explore on foot. Try the public transit service, Philly PHLASH, or the city's bike sharing program, Ride Indego. Check out our Get Around page for more suggestions on how to make navigating Philly a breeze.