Luxury holidays in Philadelphia

The original capital of the nation, Philadelphia has a firm handle on historic charm; it’s where both the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were written and signed. Wander around the city’s cobbled alleys, admiring the red-brick colonial homes and Federal row houses, swing by the Liberty Bell, and stop by Independence Hall or stroll through leafy Fairmount Park. There’s also the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art to peruse (or jog up the steps of) before a night out at the trendy bars and eateries of Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighbourhoods. The City of Brotherly Love – it’s so much more than cheesesteaks and Rocky.

When to go

Summers are hot and muggy and winters are very cold, with snow ranging from delightful flurries some years to heavy storms other years. Go in the mild spring or autumn to maximise your outdoor strolling time.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Direct flights from across the US and from major European hubs, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid, land at Philadelphia International Airport; have our Smith24 team arrange your flights and transfers.
  • Automobiles

    Your own set of wheels will come in handy for touring beyond the city centre.