Classic Locales 

If Southeast Pennsylvania was a record store, then these top rated Philadelphia attractions would be considered the classics and you know what they say about the classics— it’s never a bad time to revisit them. Stuck in a poetry rut? Writer’s block got your keystrokes jumbled? If you’re staring down at an empty page, you’re in luck, because you now have the opportunity to start at the very beginning. Here you’ll find historic Pennsylvania architecture, brilliant Philly waterfront attractions, Pennsylvania cornfields, cobblestones and more all waiting for you to add a fresh pair of footprints to the sweeping paths that intersect these streets.

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Family friendly attractions

in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley are in abundance. Below is a list of some of the most well known kid friendly pit stops this region has to offer. 

  • The Please Touch Museum
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
  • Sesame Place
  • The Independence Seaport Museum
  • Crayola Color Park/ Crayola Experience
  • Blue Cross RiverRink
  • The Rothman Ice Rink
  • Franklin Square
  • Linvilla Orchards
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Shady Brook Farm
  • Giggleberry Fair
  • Byer’s Choice LTD
  • Arnold’s Family Fun Center
  • Herr’s Snack Factory
  • Kids Castle

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Adventure Travel in Southeast Pennsylvania

If you, like many others traveling to Philadelphia, are seeking a riveting, outside of the box experience, you might want to check out some of these action packed Philadelphia adventure attractions. They range from water sports, to flight schools, from interactive games to acres of mountain scaling and extreme hiking. Various locations in the Lehigh Valley even feature exhilarating hot air balloon rides. Who knew Southeast Pennsylvania could be so out of this world?

  • Lehigh Gorge Campgrounds
  • Bucks County River Country
  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort
  • Blue Mountain
  • Delaware County’s Ultimate Scuba Adventures
  • Acres Away
  • Balloon Rides
  • Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
  • Lost River Canyons
  • Philly Helicopter Flight School
  • Fez
  • Indego Philly Bike Share
  • Escape the Room
  • Wissahickon Valley Park


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Pet Friendly Philly Locales

If you can’t go anywhere without your best friend, the furry one that is, then these top rated pet friendly attractions in and near Philadelphia will get you through your trip to Southeast Pennsylvania, no drool.

  • The Schuylkill River Dog Park
  • Pretzel Dog Run
  • Greenbriar Dog Park
  • Family Pet Resort and Daycare 
  • Natural Lands Trust’s Wawa Preserve
  • Newlin Grist Mill
  • Kreutz Creek Winery
  • Lloyd Park
  • Chester Valley Trail
  • The Belgian Cafe
  • Gold Standard Cafe
  • More Than Just Ice Cream


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Historical Landmarks In & Near Philadelphia 

Southeast Pennsylvania is a history rich region located right in the heart of one of the nation’s first thirteen colonies. While the colonial period left quite an impression on this vibrant city’s streets, the Keystone State features historical pieces from many different eras. Some of the most visited destinations in Philadelphia and the Philly suburbs include:

  • The Liberty Bell
  • The Betsy Ross House
  • Independence Hall
  • Mutter Museum
  • Rodin Museum
  • National Constitution Center
  • Declaration House 
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Fort Mifflin


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Living In Philadelphia & Philly Suburbs

Tom Anderson had run into me at a Better Business Bureau meeting with a problem – all his agent’s photos looked stiff and staged. Over the course of three weeks, I met with all his agents and was able to develop portraits that caught their true personalities.