10 Unique Things To Do in Philadelphia

As you may know I grew up near the one and only Philadelphia. You may know it for a variety of reasons– its sports fans, its history, and, Rocky. Until recently I haven’t given it the time of day. Living away for six years has changed that. Now that I’m going home for a bit, I’m excited to explore this city. While a few of the big items are already on my list, I decided to check out Philadelphia’s page on Groupon Things to Do for some more ideas.

Groupon has these really easy to navigate pages with ideas on things to do in a variety of cities, plus they offer really sweet deals. Most of these below I wouldn’t normally look at because of the prices, but with the Groupon discounts they’re actually steals. I also just like how organized the pages are. It’s a good tool for looking at more than the typical sites in a city, and I like that I can narrow things down based on different categories! So, without further ado, here are my choices for 10 things to do in Philadelphia!

1. Great Philly Food Tour | Cheesesteaks. That’s all I want. I haven’t really had a proper cheesesteak in probably half a decade!

2. Go to a Philadelphia Eagles Football Game. You know, in all my years of bleeding green, I’ve never gone to a game. I think it’s time to change that.

3. Check Out the Spas in Philadelphia. Southeast Asia and Korea have spoiled me. Pretty much all of my trips in SE Asia have involved a massage (or three or four). Spa treatments in the US are much more expensive, but a lot of these deals are quite good…

4. Visit the Trampoline Park. I mean, why not? This looks like a blast!

5. Cupcake and Macaron Tour. If I detailed my high school saga of trying to find somewhere that sold macarons, you’d feel sorry for me in that #firstworldproblems way. I want to wear my cutest eatin’ dress and experience a full on sugar rush during this tour.

6. Visit the Tyler Arboretum. Found my first stop in the US to get my nature fix! There are tons of hiking trails and different activities to do. I’m definitely making a point of stopping by here come November to enjoy the late autumn colors.

7. Visit the Pennsylvania Plantation. This trip appeals to my inner history buff and love of slightly cheesy things like period costumes.

8. Experience an Escape Room. After cancelled plans in Seoul, I’ve kind of been itching to actually try one! I feel like I’m going to have to convince my siblings and cousins into doing one … :p

9. Do a Scavenger Hunt Around the City. How fun does this look? I feel like my friends and I would have a blast with this.

10. Go on a Historic Walking Tour. You know, I actually think I did something very similar to this when I was really young (like my age was still in the single digits). I think it’s time to round up the family for a part two! I remember loving Betsy Ross’s house, so let’s see if it holds up over 15 years later.

What are some fun things you want to do around your home city? 

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  1. September 19, 2016 / 3:12 am

    There’s a cupcakes and macaroons tour? Sold! Just give me all the food tours. I might even go to the history tour when I am tired of exploring the food places and eating :) Isn’t it funny how we try to explore the world yet we usually haven’t seen most of our backyard.

  2. September 18, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I’ve never been to Philly so I love your list. I’d have to have an authentic Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and do the food tours. Cupcakes and macarons? Yes, please!

  3. September 18, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I did an Escape Room in Chicago and it was a lot of fun. I definitely recommend you do one when you get a chance!

  4. September 18, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Haven’t been to Philly, but definitely will be looking at this next time I am in the states. I love nice and quick rundowns!

  5. September 17, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I love that there are a couple of food tours included in your list. What a great round up of things to do in Philadelphia.

  6. September 17, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Definitely will do the food tour. I have heard about the escape room when i was in Slovenia but didn’t try it.

  7. September 17, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I think I’d really enjoy going to the Philadelphia Eagles game and the Scavenger Hunt around town. A place I’d love to visit one day.

  8. September 17, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Sign me up for the historic walking tour and the scavenger hunt! Both look like lots of fun. Philly is just 2 hours. I really need to take advantage of that for a weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  9. September 17, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    My best friend just moved to Philly, and I’m planning a visit soon, so this is very helpful. Bookmarking the cupcake and macaroon tour!

  10. September 17, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Thansk for the list! I’ve heard a lot about these famous Philly Cheesesteaks, so I’m thinking a food tour will definitely be on my list :)

  11. Ryan Biddulph
    September 16, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Hi Samantha,

    That Eagles game should be A1 on your list ;) Especially if you’re an Eggles fan (accent). I’ve not attended but know many Cowboys and Giants fans who have, and wow what an intense, colorful experience. Diehard fans for sure.

    Thanks for sharing!


    • Samantha
      September 16, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Hahaha very true, it should be number 1! My mom and dad would be disappointed in me! Oh gosh, those poor fans. Eagles fans are pretty diehard, but we’re especially not fans of the Giants, Cowboys, or Redskins :p.

      Thank you for reading!

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