Laura Longwell

Laura Longwell is an award-winning travel writer covering the US and the world for the last 13 years on her site, Travel Addicts. Many weekends, you’ll find her seeking out the fun, delicious, and historic things to do and see in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a bustling city year-round. The historic sites are always open, every season is packed with festivals and special events, and you can find cheesesteaks every day of the year.

Ice cream cones

Top Philly Ice Cream Shops Not to Miss

There is an astounding amount of excellent ice cream in this city. Whether you’re looking for a simple scoop of vanilla or a unique flavor combination, there’s something that will fit the bill.

Front of Philadelphia City Hall, as seen looking north on Broad Street with buildings on both sides

40 Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia

From exploring the city’s rich history to relaxing in the parks, eating your way through the neighborhoods, and checking out the world-class museums, there’s enough here to make you want to visit Philly again and again.