Have you got family visiting from out of town? We have a list of fun places in and around Philadelphia to take out-of-towners.

If you have friends or family that aren’t from here visiting, you have to give them a good Philadelphia experience. They have to understand why we all love it here. Whether they are visiting over a holiday, or coming just because, there are tons of great places to take them.

Most of the items on this list are extremely affordable or absolutely free. You don’t have to break the bank to do fun activities with people who are visiting you. Take them out into the great area you live in!

These activities and places are sure to impress and give them a great outlook on the city. Consider this a Philly-Area Starter Pack. These are the places you can take someone to give them a pretty good idea of what we’ve got going on without spending too much cash.

The Philadelphia area is a fun place for tourists. If they’ve got you, a native/local, to show them around, you can take them to some pretty great spots.

Here are 7 fun places in and around Philadelphia to take out-of-towners:

  • Longwood Gardens


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    Stroll the beautiful gardens for $30 for adults, $16 for kids, and free for super youngins ages 0-4. This is an all-season activity, with different plants on display according to the time of year. Around Christmas, don’t miss the nighttime lights that dazzle and sparkle. They are timed tickets, though, so keep that in mind!

  • Peddler's Village

    You can walk around Peddler’s Village and not spend a thing, so technically it is a free activity! There are a wide range of shops selling everything from clothes, to food, to fun knick-knacks. You can spend as little or as much time as you’d like. Grab lunch at any of their restaurants! They have tons of holiday-related activities all year as well.

  • Philadelphia Museum Of Art

    Come on, you know they’re going to want to see Rocky and run up the Rocky steps. And while you’re there, might as well go in and see all of the famous works on display. It’s a relatively cheap visit, especially if you have a student, child, or senior in your crew.

  • The LOVE Sculpture


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    LOVE Park and Dilworth Park across the street are also must-see attractions for tourists. For one, City Hall is really pretty, and the LOVE sculpture is iconic. But remember, around the holidays, the parks are transformed into a Christmas Village Market and ice skating rink.

  • Adventure Aquarium

    Across the bridge at the Camden Waterfront, the Adventure Aquarium awaits your visit! It’s a fun day out for all ages that won’t break the bank. They are one of the best aquariums in the entire country. Your visitors will be entranced by the shark tunnel and two cute hippos, Genny and Button!

  • Your Favorite Cheesesteak Joint

    This is a must. Order out or bring them to the shop. Let them experience the “Whiz wit?” question. Their tastebuds will experience the revelation that is a cheesesteak. It only costs as much as you pay for the steaks and the experience itself is priceless.

  • Overwhelm Them In Reading Terminal Market

    This is a fun one. Again, it can be completely free if you don’t buy anything. But seriously, bring your visitors here. You will watch their eyes light up with wonder and overstimulation as they traverse the market. Take them to your favorite spot or let them pick. They have something for everyone. There’s nothing more Philly than Reading Terminal.

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