Center City Philadelphia


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...


  • 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.