What to do on your Philadelphia Layover

Smart choices for the healthy traveler

Suggestions for a PHL layover

1       HOUR

We are creating a series of “things to do” at each airport.  This is to help you use your layover as wisely as possible.  We can’t always help that we are held up at an airport but if we can take advantage of the time we have there, then we hope you find the following suggestions useful:

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1.       ART MUSEUM

The Airport’s Exhibition Program is a nationally-recognized, award-winning visual arts initiative. Since its inception in 1998, there have been more than 300 exhibits featuring work by artists and arts/cultural institutions from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. It is ranked number three in airport art installations for the US.

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2.    EATING

At the D/E Connector there is a virtual library where travellers can relax in comfortable chairs and download books to read. Much of the Free Library’s digital content, including classic titles and podcasts, is available to anyone, but a Free Library card is necessary to download non-classic titles and some digital content.

3.    EATING

Have some of the Northeast’s most recognized seafood and visit Legal Sea Foods. They are known for their lobster dishes and the company even ships across the US.

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 2-3 HOURS

4.       MUSEUMS

Fort Mifflin is one of the country's only completely intact Revolutionary War battlefields. The fort has been used throughout US history in various capacities like the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution. It was reconstructed beginning in the late 18th century and in use until decommissioned 1954. They have a river walk and picnic area as well as interactive activities and battle demonstrations.

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If you have access to a car or money for a taxi (you'll need about $28 each way for the taxi) then you can head North on Interstate 95 and see some of the most exciting sights in the city, such as Penn's Landing, Independence Hall and South Street.

Independence Hall

Independence Hall


Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark. The grounds are free and open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, except on observed holidays. From the gardens you can access the Lower Schuylkill River, the eight-mile stretch of river from the Fairmount Dam at the Art Museum to the Delaware River confluence and enjoy free kayaking and row boating every Saturday from the Community Boathouse.

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The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars. Assembled over 50 years by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. They are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission.

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Thanks so much for reading and feel free to send any suggestions you may have to be added to this list.

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