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Philadelphia Travel Guide

Why You Should Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for historical attractions—including Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed; and the Betsy Ross House, where a seamstress sewed the first American flag. But there are many other reasons to visit Philadelphia, including world-class museums, cutting-edge street art, and plenty of great food.

When to Visit Philadelphia

The combination of heat, humidity, and crowds can make summer an uncomfortable time to visit Philadelphia. Schedule Philadelphia travel for spring or fall instead, when temperatures are mild. Fall foliage peaks in mid- to late October, while April and May are best for spring flowers. The winter months are ideal for indoor attractions.

Weather in Philadelphia

Summers in Philadelphia are hot and muggy, with average highs in the 80s or 90s. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in summer. Winters are chilly but rarely frigid, with snow and ice possible any time between November and March. Spring and fall are the most pleasant times to visit Philadelphia, with average highs between 55 and 72 degrees.