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.
F158.18.F62 2008 15th ed.
Provides choice ratings for restaurants, hotels, and sights.
F158.18.F76 2009 15th ed.
The 2007 edition is available online through Follett Books.
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.
Includes walking tours that reveal the hidden charms of Philadelphia's colorful neighborhoods.
Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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.
Browse the Catalog
For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:
City of Philadelphia
This is the city's official website with a version for the visitor which contains links to a very large number of tourist-related websites.
Information from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. Check out their suggested tours and itineraries, such as their garden tour or college tour or Bill Cosby tour.
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
On their website they offer the latest Philadelphia Official Visitors' Guide.
Philly Fun Guide
What to do from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
A website developed and designed by Campus Visit, Inc. on behalf of the colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area for the student coming to attend one of Philadelphia's 50+ colleges.
New York Times: Philadelphia Travel Guide
Articles about travel in Philadelphia
Bed & Breakfast Connection of Philadelphia
Bed & Breakfasts have a lot more character than hotels and are often cheaper.
Free Library of Philadelphia
With 54 branches throughout the city.
A virtual tour of historic Philadelphia from the Independence Hall Association (ushistory.org). 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
Philadelphia City Paper Food & Drink
Also has a Meal Ticket Blog discussing the local food scene.
Philadelphia Magazine: Best of Philly
Includes "Find a Restaurant" database search.
Philly.com: Restaurants & Food
Includes Restaurants A-Z and Critics' picks
News & Events
Philadelphia City Paper
The Philadelphia entertainment weekly
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.
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)
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.