Families vacation in Philadelphia primarily for the history that can be found here, given its strong connection with the founding of America. But they return again and again for the countless other kid-friendly activities. You’ll want to tick Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross’s house off the list, then run around Franklin Square to burn off energy (or even up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, like Rocky did). Many of the historical sites have costumed actors to make the fascinating stories come alive for children. And don’t forget to sample the famous cheesesteaks and decide as a family which is the best.
Whether you prefer intimate boutique hotels or luxurious icons, Philadelphia has both, and many offer kid-friendly amenities like activity packs and bedtime treats.