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Customer Travel Tips for Philadelphia

83% Avg. city rating Rated by 113 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 78%

Value for money 81%

Customer Travel Tips for Philadelphia

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


09 Oct 2018

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: The ferry to Camden is closed, so do not try to find it.

Liked: Many interesting sights, nice places to eat. Clean streets. Friendly people, sometimes we stood lost in the streets and locals asked us if they can help.

Disliked: Public transport could be easier and cheaper.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


30 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Visit South street for some decent bars and friendly people

Liked: South street bars, the museum of the American revolution,

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


14 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: rocky steeps

Liked: the historical places

Disliked: less advertising about the directions

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Spend a few days there, at least.

Liked: It's a very historical place and very interesting too.

Disliked: I found it a bit difficult to find the monuments/attractions. And they have a strange subway sistem.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you visit the liberty bell and be prepared to take passport for drinking!

Liked: The combination of nightlife, shopping and so much culture.

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


10 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Eat the cheesesteak!

Liked: Lots of history! Easy to get around and a nice vibe.

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


12 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Benjamin Franklin Parkway because there are a lot of great museums there. Find little neighborhoods like South Philly, Chinatown, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, and South Street which will make your visit very enriching.

Liked: It is an easy city to walk around in. There is always something to do even for free. The local culture within each neighborhood is worth the effort in finding one of a kind locations

Disliked: Parts of downtown east of Market Street are under construction and the downtown mall is mostly closed.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


14 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: The Franklin institute science museum and the Reading Terminal and the Barnes Collection

Liked: The architecture and the food

Disliked: Buses seem expensive

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


13 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Eat a Philli-Cheesesteak

Liked: The liberty bell and the liberty hall

Disliked: Well, the weather, but you can be lucky ;)

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


18 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take a free walking tour to explore the city. No need for buses.

Liked: Everything is in walking distance, many historical sights to see

Disliked: No

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: /

Liked: Cheesesteak

Disliked: Mosqitos

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take more than one day to visit the town;)

Liked: It seems to be a really nice, cool city, but we spent only one night there.

Disliked: Nothing really.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Plan out a route of everything you want to see first as sights are a bit spread out.

Liked: It was very clean, everything was close together and people were friendly.

Disliked: Lack of food places open at night that will allow under 21s in.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Locals are very knowledgeable and are more than happy to share information about their city.

Liked: Everything is definitely within walking distance and the city definitely feels safe for solo travellers. Many attractions are either free or offer great discounts for students. Free tours are offered by the National Park Service on a regular basis throughout the day so there is definitely no need to splash out on the expensive commercial tours.

Disliked: The subway is quite expensive and services are not very regular. If you have the time, I would definitely recommend walking

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


07 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be careful when walking along roads, can get run over.

Liked: Lots of tours.

Disliked: too much traffic

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Jims for a cheese steak sandwich

Liked: Lots of history

Disliked: No

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


03 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don'tKnow

Liked: Lots Of History, Lots Of Good Restaurants

Disliked: To Many Homeless

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


23 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Do at least one walking tour and get tickets to the free sites well in advance.

Liked: Lots to see and do relating to the colonial period of the United States.

Disliked: The potential for a great trip exists in this city.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Have a PhillyCheese Steak.. they're awesome

Liked: Very historic

Disliked: nothing

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
51% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: One day is enough

Liked: The free hammocks at the harbour side.

Disliked: City was very run down and quite smelly in places

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 113 customers

Activities / excursions 85%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 78%

Value for money 81%

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