Academy of Natural Sciences
Science and nature exhibits, including “Discovery Dinosaurs,” mummies, gems and minerals.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am–4:30 pm / Sat. Sun. & Holidays 10 am–5 pm
Directions: I-95 South to 676 West, exit on 16th St. 19th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Home of two dozen sharks in 760,000-gallon open-ocean tanks, 4,000 aquatic animals, and daily seal and dive shows make this an attraction that the whole family will enjoy.
Hours: September 16–April 15 (winter hours): Week days 9:30 am to 4:30 pm / Weekends 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 16–September 15 (summer hours): Daily 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Directions: I-95 South to 676 West. At 6th Street, make a left to Ben Franklin Bridge
Corestates Complex / Wells Fargo Center
Home of the Philadelphia Flyers and other events.
Directions: Route 1 North to Grant Ave. and make a right. Go through five traffic lights to Academy Rd. and make a right. Follow to I-95. Take I-95 South to the Sports Complex exit. Follow signs to the arena.
The museum that pioneered hands on science now brings you eight exhibits dedicated to exploring the 21st century. Home of the completely renovated Fels Planetarium, the Institute attracts nearly 850,000 visitors every year to enjoy an exciting array of high tech, interactive exhibits.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 am-5 pm / Sunday 9:30 am-9 pm. Science Center 9:30 am-5 pm daily.
Directions: I-95 to Exit 17 (676) West, 1.5 miles to 22nd St. Take 22nd St. to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Make a right onto 21st St. Franklin Institute is one block on the right.
Franklin Mills Mall
Franklin Mills is the most visited tourist attraction in the state of Pennsylvania, where there is no sales tax on clothing! With 200 all-enclosed stores like Kenneth Cole Outlet, Off 5th Saks Fifth Ave Outlet and Last Call from Neiman Marcus, you can save anywhere between 20% and 75% every day on designer brand merchandise!
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am-9:30 pm / Sun. 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Directions: Route 1 North to Woodhaven Road Exit (about 2 1/2 miles). Follow Woodhaven Road to Knights Rd. Exit. Turn left onto Knights Rd. and follow to Mall.
America’s Most Historic Square Mile. There’s so much to see and do here! With dozens of attractions to visit—from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House to lesser-known treasures like Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church. Visit Historic Philadelphia—the place that loves you back to 1776!
Independence Hall/Liberty Bell
Independence National Historical Park, located in downtown (called “Center City”) Philadelphia, is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. At the park, visitors can see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Directions: I-95 South to Exit 17. Stay right. Turn right at the end of ramp. Turn left to 6th Street and follow for about 1/2 mile.
New Hope / Bucks County
The village of New Hope and its surrounding area offers visitors scenic countryside, romantic hideaways and family fun. While in Bucks County tour one of the country wineries or working farms. Celebrate a traditional festival. The possibilities are as broad as our panoramic landscapes—and wonderfully memorable.
Directions: North on I-95 to Exit 31 in Yardley and then North on PA-32 to New Hope, Bucks County.
A beautiful place to shop and dine. Hard to believe this was once a chicken farm! 42 acres of charming shops and restaurants set among herringbone walks and landscaped gardens. There’s even a carousel!
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am-6 pm / Fri. & Sat. 10 am-9 pm / Sun. 11 am-6 pm
Directions: Route 1 North to 276 West, then State Road 263 North to US 202 (Lahaska).
America’s first zoo, with over 1,600 animals, the Zoo hosts several special events and programs that are open to the public.
Hours: Feb. thru Nov.: 9:30 am-5:00 pm daily / Dec. & Jan: 9:30 am-4:00 pm daily
Directions: I-95 South to 676 West. Exit at Girard Avenue.
A visit to Sesame Place is the perfect way for any family to spend a day filled with fun and adventure. There are so many special ways for parents and their children to have a great time together. Smiles and togetherness certainly go hand in hand at Sesame Place. And Sesame Place has water slides for every age. There are more than 50 fun-filled physical activities at the park.
Hours: May thru Oct. 10 am – 5 pm
Directions: Route 1 North approximately 9 miles.
(to Downtown Philadelphia)
- Bus #14, #20
- Blue Line Subway (SEPTA)
- Yellow Cab
- Northeast Taxi
- Airport Limo