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Philadelphia Travel

Selected Books

Colimore, Edward
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Walking Tours of Historic Philadelphia
PENNA F158.18.C655 2007
This guide offers twelve walking tours through different city neighborhoods, including the Independence Hall area, Society Hill, Penn's Landing, Fairmount Park, and Germantown.
Fodor's Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
F158.18.F62 2008 15th ed.
Provides choice ratings for restaurants, hotels, and sights.
Frommer's Philadelphia & the Amish Country
F158.18.F76 2009 15th ed.
The 2007 edition is available online through Follett Books.
Huntington, Tom
Ben Franklin's Philadelphia: A Guide
PENNA F158.18.H86 2006
In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, this unique, user-friendly guide follows the Founding Father's footsteps through Philadelphia.
Lonely Planet: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
F158.18.P463x 2004
Includes walking tours that reveal the hidden charms of Philadelphia's colorful neighborhoods.
Varr, Richard
Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
F158.18.V37 2005x
Offering a visual portrait of the historic city of Philadelphia, this Eyewitness Travel guide shows what others only tell. Annually revised and updated, it offers full-color photos, maps, and illustrations.

City Guides







  • Free Library of Philadelphia
    With 54 branches throughout the city.
  • Historic Philadelphia
    A virtual tour of historic Philadelphia from the Independence Hall Association ( Information and location of over 65 historic sites in downtown Philadelphia!
  • Please Touch Museum
    Since 1976 Please Touch Museum (PTM) has been the children’s museum of Philadelphia and was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. In 2008 it moved into a new facility in Fairmount Park.

Food & Dining


News & Events

  • Philadelphia City Paper
    The Philadelphia entertainment weekly
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Click on "Best of Philly" to read their top recommendations on a whole slew of services, click on events for a calendar. There are also some archived articles from past issues.
  • Philadelphia Weekly
    The alternative entertainment weekly for Philadelphia posts arts and entertainment listings for the current week, reviews restaurants, films, music, etc.
    From the Philadelphia Newspapers (Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News)


  • MegaBus
    Do you need to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia? Megabus provides low-cost, express bus service on luxury double decker buses that offer free wi-fi, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to travel.
  • Philadelphia International Airport
    Includes directions, parking, services, rental car information, links to airlines serving Philadelphia.
  • SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)
    Here are the bus and public transportation routes that the traveler without a car will need to get around. Includes a trip planner and maps.