PHILADELPHIA - PENNSYLVANIA

Best Time to Visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The urban perimeter of Philadelphia ('Brotherly love' in Latin) extends for miles north and south, but the interesting districts are in central downtown. 

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Best time to visit Philadelphia
When not to go to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Weather Table


PHILADELPHIA'S MAIN TRAVEL REFERENCES 

The Schuylkill river, the Vine Street Expressway and the Penn's Landing and the Delaware river are the main geographical references of Philadelphia's tourist districts. See the Map below.

Philadelphia travel destinations


WHAT TO VISIT IN PHILADELPHIA?

Independence National Historic Park
A repository of American history
The old city
Next to Independence National Historic Park, edging the big Vine Street Expressway: includes many monumental buildings: Christ Church, National Museum of American Jewish History, art galleries, etc.
Museum, Academies and boroughs close to the Vine Street Expressway
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Please Touch Museum
Mutter Museum
City Hall
African American Museum
Chinatown


BEST TIME TO VISIT & TRAVEL TO PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia's weather is very similar to that of New York. It's changeable, with moderate precipitation all year, heat waves in the summer and cool weather in the winter and early spring. Snow is concentrated in winter months (it snows less in Philadelphia than in New York).

Late-spring - May, June – or late-summer and early-fall – September, October – are excellent months for visiting Philadelphia.


WHEN NOT TO GO TO PHILADELPHIA

Avoid the winter months, as temperatures may reach very low levels. 
Humidity and high temperatures may turn July and August days uncomfortable, despite the moderating influence of the Lake Erie in the region. 

See the Philadelphia Weather Table below, for details.


Philadelphia Weather Table

 

 

 

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