Things to do in: Philadelphia

May 20, 2017
Jason Fried

Philly is one of the most popular cities to visit in the US, and it’s easy to head straight to the major sights of Independence Hall, Reading Terminal Market and the Rocky steps. But once you’ve hit up the must-sees, there are other hidden gems to discover, all of them great things to do before or after our Philadelphia tours. Plus, our guides will be happy to point out even more hidden gems and must-sees for your vacation in Philly. If you’re really pressed for time, check out our guide to 24 hours in Philadelphia.

mosaic maze in Philadelphia

The Magic Gardens is a must in Philly | Photo by Philadelphia Urban Adventures

The Mutter Museum

The Mutter Museum is a medical museum that contains a unique collection of medical rarities. The original collection was meant for medical research, founded by Thomas Dent Mutter. If you’re looking for an unusual and different museum to visit, this is it.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is part of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network to end the graffiti problem in Philadelphia. It has been extremely successful, and there are now over 3,000 murals in Philadelphia. The content and style of these murals vary greatly, and really add character to Philly’s image.

Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. It covers 46 acres, and also has a gorgeous arboretum.

Magic Gardens

Another garden, but of a different variety, Magic Gardens is a mosaic masterpiece located on South Street. Magic Gardens is a sight to see, and is an essential part of Philadelphia’s community. It’s one of the hidden gems we most often recommend visitors check out, because it’s unlike anything we’ve seen anywhere else.

Philadelphia Tours | Urban Adventures

Philadelphia isn’t called the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ for nothing! This is a city dedicated to providing those travelling to Philadelphia with a friendly welcome and a memorable stay. Jump on a Philadelphia tour with Urban Adventures to see the very best of the city from a local perspective. Whether you’re looking to hear offbeat stories about Philadelphia’s famous sights, or want to simply sip on a Philly beer with a local, we’ve got the tour for you!