We're Visiting Philadelphia As a Family

The past few weeks have been so busy with all sort of "life" things and I'm more then ready for a trip away! This year I'm eager to travel and see some sights as a family now that my son is old enough. I had plan that our first trip would be out of the county but change those plans recently.

Visiting Philadelphia

Note: My hotel and family attractions passes are covered by Greater Philadelphia Tourism. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

After attending a media preview from the Philadelphia Visitor's Center, I decided our first family trip this year would be to the city of brotherly love!

While I've visited Philadelphia a few times before, this would be my son's first visit to Philadelphia. That makes this trip sorta special since it our first "official" family trip. Just the two us touring around. Fun!

Visiting Philadelphia

From what I remember from my previous trip to Philly. is that the city is filled with historic sites. While I enjoyed visiting the different historic site like the Liberty Bell Tower, there's much more to do and see in Philly, especially as a family.

Visiting Philadelphia As Family

During my Philly trip, I hope to check out the following places.
  • Franklin Square a modern and fun family park, with a Philly-themed miniature golf course, a restored marble fountain, playgrounds and an old-fashioned carousel featuring some famous Philly horses. (215) 629-4026, www.historicphiladelphia.org
  • The African American Museum in Philadelphia, discover a fresh and bold look at the stories of African-Americans through the innovative use of technology, photographs, videos and artifacts on display in the Audacious Freedom exhibition. (215) 574-0380, www.aampmuseum.org
  • Liberty 360 surrounds visitors as they take a 3-D, 360° journey, led by Benjamin Franklin, to discover the nation’s symbols of freedom. Inside the Historic Philadelphia Center’s PECO Theater, the 15-minute indoor show uses the most modern technology of its kind to spotlight the most treasured American value—liberty. Opens mid-summer. (877) GO-2-1776, www.historicphiladelphia.org
  • The Franklin Institute, the region’s premier science museum, features a full city block of kid-friendly exhibitions, such as the walk-through Giant Heart, Space Command satellite tracking center, Sports Challenge, Electricity and Changing Earth. It’s also home to the Tuttleman IMAX Theater, the Fels Planetarium and a 3-D theater. (215) 448-1200, www.fi.edu
  • The Philadelphia Zoo has nearly 1,300 animals (many rare and endangered), features the McNeil Avian Center, Big Cat Falls, the Children’s Zoo, the PECO Private Reserve and seasonal family events. (215) 243-1100, www.philadelphiazoo.org
I'm not sure how many places and activities we'll actually get to see and do, but I'm sure my son and I will have a blast!

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