Center City Philadelphia

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Center City = downtown

Philadelphians call the downtown area Center City. It includes houses and apartments, corporate offices and small businesses, chain retail and unique boutiques, world-class restaurants and greasy spoons. 

Everything's up-to-date

This is Pennsylvania's largest city. Based on William Penn’s 1682 “greene countrie towne,” Center City thrives, its population and retail offerings surging.  

See the modern core of the city...

Including...

  • Academy of Music + Avenue of the Arts. 
  • Independence Hall + the Liberty Bell. 
  • Chinatown.
  • City Hall. 
  • Reading Terminal Market.
  • Rittenhouse Square. 
  • 80-foot-wide-by-25-foot high video wall.
  • Architectural masterpieces and astonishing historical plaques. 

What's the big deal about Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a city of firsts, both national and international. 


Kevin Bacon's father, Edmund Bacon, designed the heart of the modern center, enhancing William Penn's original.

Fine print

Three hours for $180. Priceless.  

For your group of up to 8 people. 

  • Includes: The time and attention of an excellent local guide. 
  • Excludes: Personal shopping, food, tips and gratuities for your guide.