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Weekend in Philadelphia: The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary for 2023

The Love Statue in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia

Planning a quick getaway to the City of Brotherly Love? Read on for a detailed look at how to spend a weekend in Philadelphia.

If you’re interested in American history, there’s perhaps no better city to visit than Philadelphia. It was here that the founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence and created a new nation in 1776.

I spent my younger years living in Philly with my family and have fond memories of the city. I’ve been back several times over the years and discover something new every time. Now, I’m excited to share some insights into one of my favorite American cities with you in this post.

Weekend in Philadelphia: The Perfect 2 Day Itinerary

With 2 days in Philadelphia, you can visit some of the most important historical sights in the country, watch a professional sports game, peruse public markets, check out the excellent museums, go bar-hopping or stuff your face with cheesesteaks!

For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s the scenic Penn’s Landing and the massive Fairmont Park. Depending on the time of year, you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, cycling, ice-skating, and more.

Let’s get to it and see what you can get up to with a weekend in Philadelphia!

Day 1 in Philadelphia

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

With just two days in Philadelphia, you’ll want to get out there and make the most of your short time. For the first day, we’ll focus on the city’s rich history and dabble in the culinary and nightlife scenes.

Depending on how many Philadelphia attractions you want to see, you might want to consider getting the Sightseeing Pass, which includes entrance to 35+ attractions and costs $59. Click here for details.


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s definitely true when you have a big day of exploring a new city ahead of you!


One place I recommended for breakfast is FRIEDA, a European-style cafe with a killer weekend brunch menu.

If you’d rather just grab a cup of coffee and something light to start the day, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and Old City Coffee Inc. are both solid choices.

With a full belly and a nice caffeine buzz, you’re ready for a big day in Philly.

Visit Independence Hall

Start your journey back in time by visiting Independence Hall, also known as “America’s birthplace.” You can’t miss this place during your 2 days in Philadelphia, and it’s a destination I return to again and again.

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