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Trip to Philadelphia

Trip to Philadelphia

Looking to learn more about the history of our country? There are few better places to visit than Philadelphia! The city has tons to see with its patriotic attractions in the forms of museums and monuments, and the city is very easy to get around with its public transportation system. It may be called the City of Brotherly Love, but Philadelphia’s attractions are open to be enjoyed by all. Sports fans, history buffs, tourists, and locals alike have something to love about this spectacular city. So why should you take a bus trip to Philadelphia? Once you read through this city guide, you’ll feel beyond ready to explore Philly!

Top 5 things to do on a trip to Philadelphia

  1. Pay a visit to the Liberty Bell
  2. Nosh on a classic cheesesteak from Geno’s or Pat’s (or both)
  3. Jog up the famous Rocky Steps
  4. Tour the iconic Independence Hall
  5. Explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art

As tempting as it may be, we urge you to resist touching the Liberty Bell. It’s cracked for a reason.

If you’ve never been to Philadelphia, you’re in for a treat. The birthplace of American democracy provides a mural-packed downtown area with plenty to see and do within walking distance.

The city is great to visit on foot or via tour bus – numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and Independence National Historical Park.

If you’ve never been to Philly, you owe yourself a proper adventure to explore the history and heritage of our country.

Need more help planning your Philadelphia trip? Keep reading for some more tips!

Transportation options in Philadelphia

Our bus to Philadelphia takes you directly to 30th Street Station, one of the most frequented transport hubs in Pennsylvania.

Once you arrive, getting around on your Philadelphia trip will be a breeze. Like many East Coast cities, public transportation and the SEPTA train lines make the city an extremely accessible place. 

Alternatively, you can get around via taxis and ride shares, renting a bike, or even just walking.

Learn more about our most popular routes to Philadelphia and Megabus' top bus routes.

Best places to stay in Philadelphia

After your long, exhaustive day of sightseeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Philadelphia is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.

There are plenty of hotels to choose from, so you likely won’t have any problem finding a place to stay.

The most lavish hotels in Philadelphia are the Loews Philadelphia Hotel or the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, which puts you in a central location within close proximity to many of the city’s sights.

Alternatively, many hotels such as the DoubleTree by Hilton, Days Inn, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Philadelphia.

Nightlife in Philadelphia

Though the city is known for its history, that doesn’t mean it comes without nightlife activities. When all goes dark in the City of Brotherly love, Philadelphia truly comes alive.

There are so many bars and clubs downtown Philadelphia, you’ll find it difficult to stay in one place.

If you’re looking for cocktails while on your trip to Philadelphia, look no further than Time on Sansom St. It boasts a stylish whiskey bar, live music on the bottom floor, and a DJ and dance floor on its upstairs level.

Another great spot for drinks on your trip to Philadelphia is Monk’s Cafe. Many locals and tourists alike flock here for an amazing selection of beers and happy hour drinks.

For live music fans, the World Café Live is an outstanding venue to round out your trip to Philadelphia.

Where to Shop on your trip to Philadelphia

There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.

No shopping trip in Philadelphia would be complete without visiting Macy’s Center City on Market Street. It’s known as one of the top shopping destinations in Philly and a national historical landmark for a reason.

If you’re looking for authentic South Philly culture, make sure to hit up the South 9th Street Italian Market for fresh produce, shopping, and restaurants.

However, you can’t bring up shopping and dining in Philadelphia without mentioning Reading Terminal Market.

Reading Terminal Market, America’s oldest farmer’s market, offers a foodie haven and some of the best eats in Philadelphia as well as many artisanal plates such as cheeses and pastries.

Best Free things to do in Philadelphia

If you’re looking to save some money, you can still have a fantastic trip to Philly.

The city boasts all sorts of free activities to do with its museums and monuments. Many of the activities we listed are absolutely free of charge!

Benefits of taking a bus trip to Philadelphia

When booking a trip to Philadelphia, the best way to go about that is finding the cheapest and safest travel options available.

When you choose Megabus, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the best travel options available – our ticket prices start at $1!

With the safest drivers around and amenities like individual power outlets and reclining seats, there’s no reason to choose anyone besides Megabus to get you to your destination.

Ready to embark with us? We hope to see you on one of our buses in the very near future!