Trip to Philadelphia
Top 5 things to do on a trip to Philadelphia
- Visit the Liberty Bell
- Get a cheesesteak from Geno’s or Pat’s (or both)
- Jog up the Rocky Steps
- Tour Independence Hall
- Explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When on your trip to Philadelphia, you may feel compelled to touch the Liberty Bell. We all get that feeling, but it’s cracked for a reason.
Philadelphia provides a mural-packed downtown area with plenty to see and do within walking distance.
The birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia is littered with historical sights and tours.
If you’ve never been to Philadelphia, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and Independence National Historical Park.
Throughout Philadelphia you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, have the tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your trip to Philadelphia by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Philadelphia
Our bus to Philadelphia takes you directly to 30th Street Station, one of the most frequented transport hubs in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Philadelphia.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your trip to Philadelphia will be a breeze.
Philadelphia is one of the most walkable cities in the country, but also provides extensive transportation options.
Public transportation is offered by SEPTA, and several passes are available for use by tourists.
Bicycles are also readily available to rent if you want some exercise. In addition, taxis and Ubers make up a major presence in Philadelphia.
In addition, if you happen to be leaving from Philadelphia, there is parking available near our bus stop.
Best places to stay in Philadelphia
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, 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, making a trip to Philadelphia accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Philadelphia would be the Loews Philadelphia Hotel or the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the DoubleTree by Hilton, Days Inn, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Philadelphia.
Nightlife in Philadelphia
When all goes dark in the City of Brotherly love, Philadelphia truly comes alive. It’s hard to avoid the comradery and love for the city that seems to emanate in the nightlife of downtown Philly.
There are so many bars and clubs downtown Philadelphia that it will be hard 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. Time offers a stylish whiskey bar and 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 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.
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
- Liberty Bell
- Boathouse Row
- Visiting City Hall
- United States Mint
- Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to Philadelphia. One of the greatest reasons to take a trip to Philadelphia is that many of the attractions are of no cost to you.
Totally free, you owe yourself a trip to the Liberty Bell (just don’t touch it).
Consider walking along Boathouse Row at night to view the 19th century houses lit up for one of the most beautiful views in Philadelphia.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Philadelphia by people-watching on South Broad Street by City Hall where it will often be buzzing with activity and views of the city skyline.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Philadelphia
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a trip to Philadelphia, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Philadelphia, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Philadelphia, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming trip to Philadelphia.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to Philadelphia.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Philadelphia.
On your trip to Philadelphia, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a trip to Philadelphia, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.