Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia is one of our favorite cities in the USA (besides NYC of course ). Fun fact, Philadelphia was actually our first ever trip together and it’s what inspired us to start 27 Travels! Philly is full of United States history, amazing vegan food, and amazing locals. Keep on reading to see all the reasons why we love Philly so much!

How To Get To Philly

For public transport from NYC, you can take a bus or the train. We have never done that because we have a car so we always drive to Philly! It’s only about 2 hours from NYC and it’s a really easy drive. We tend to stay in areas where we can park our car and leave it because Philly is a very walkable city and we love walking everywhere.

Where To Stay

Every time we go to Philly we’ve stayed at an Airbnb. They tend to be wayyyy more affordable than hotels, and we love getting some tips on what to do from the locals! For up to $55 of your first Airbnb stay use our referral code! Our favorite areas of Philly are The Gayborhood & Old City so we recommend staying there if you can.

Best Things To Do

  • Admire the amazing textile art at Philadelphia Magic Gardens

  • Get your U.S. history on at Independence Hall

  • Take a selfie with the Liberty Bell

  • Relax in LOVE Park

  • Learn some amazing facts at Eastern State Penitentiary

  • Admire the views from Cherry St. Pier

  • Reenact scenes from “Rocky” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Go shopping in the Old City

  • Explore Fishtown

Where to Eat & Drink

  • Reading Terminal Market

  • Blackbird Pizzeria

  • HipCityVeg

  • Goldie

  • Chapterhouse Cafe

  • Dottie’s Donuts

  • Woody’s

  • McGillian’s Old Ale House (the oldest bar in Philly since the year 1860!)

  • Toasted Walnut

  • Evil Genius Beer Company

The LGBTQ Scene

Philly is one of the places we feel the most comfortable being a same sex couple. There are rainbows on the street signs in the Gayborhood all year long, and we feel very welcome and accepted there. The Gayborhood is full of amazing queer bars and stores (like our fav Giovanni’s Room) and most importantly, we aren’t afraid to be ourselves anywhere in the city.

Want to see for yourselves why we love Philly so much? Check out of Philly vlogs below! Have you ever been to Philadelphia before?

Going Back to Philly 3 Years Later

Did you know Philly was our first ever trip together?! It's actually when 27 Travels was born! We love Philadelphia and it's one of our favorite U.S. cities, so we decided to go back and hit up all of our favorite spots! We have a few more Philly videos coming so stay tuned for more!

How Much of Philly Can We See in One Day?

Our last day in Philly we jam packed as much in as we could! We went to a bunch of the iconic spots like Independence Hall, the Rocky steps, Eastern State Penitentiary, and more! Hopefully our Philadelphia videos were helpful for your next trip & as always, thanks for watching!
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