Flights to Philadelphia: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to Philadelphia
Bound for Philly? Take-off on flights to Philadelphia onboard American Airlines, Airtran Airways, JetBlue, United and US Airways. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the largest airport in the region and welcomes flights from all over the US and the world. Alternatively, Newark plus a direct Amtrak can get you to Philly for cheap.
When to book the cheapest flights to Philadelphia
Winters in Philly are cold and quite snowy which is why it's no surprise that the warmer months are the most popular time to plan a vacation in Philadelphia. It's best to book flights to Philadelphia at least 2-3 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
- Peak season: Spring and fall if you can’t take the humid summers.
- Low season: Winters and July-August.
A flight to Philadelphia from New York takes 1 hour.
Experience Philadelphia: sights, tours and activities
Philly is the birthplace of America. Our country's modern democracy was born here and there is certainly enough to satisfy all the history buffs. From free public art to parks and museums, get ready to explore Philadelphia!
Essentials in Philadelphia
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site: Edgar Allan Poe is one of of Philadelphia's most famous former residents. You can visit his former home, now a museum, and see some of his personal effects on display.
Public art: You don't need to pay a penny to see famous and great art here. Check out the giant LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana, The Clothespin by Claes Oldenburg, plus the giant board game pieces in the park across from City Hall.
Fairmont Park: If the weather is fine, head to any one of Philadelphia's city parks. West Fairmont Park is the perfect choice with its Japanese Tea House, Mann Music Centre and Please Touch Museum for kids.
Visit Visit Philly for more info.
Hotels and accommodation in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a little short on the budget hotel side of things with only two hostels for backpackers and travelers on a tight budget. Mid-range hotels are widely available in Philadelphia but beware of conventions in town, which tend to push the prices up.