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Philadelphia, which is a historical port city located in the State of Pennsylvania, South of New York City, is part of the humid subtropical climate with four beautifully diverse seasons. Summers, mainly in July and August, are hot with temperature highs in the high 80s°F (low 30s°C). Spring is the rainiest time of year with a high of 10 rainy days in May whereas winters are dry and cold with average temperatures in the 40s°F (low single digit plus °C). Usually you will see the city covered in snow from December until March. Philadelphia is one of the top and most visited historical cities to visit in the USA. Before Washington D.C., it used to be the country’s capital. Today, you will find a great mix of history and modern lifestyle including some great restaurants. And of course don’t forget to have a Philly cheesesteak!

Current Weather Philadelphia

56°F clear sky
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Averages Philadelphia

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High °F

41° 45° 53° 66° 75° 84° 89° 87° 80° 67° 56° 46°

Low °F

28° 30° 37° 47° 57° 67° 72° 70° 63° 52° 42° 34°

Sun

5 6 7 8 9 9 9 8 8 7 5 4

Rain days

6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Water °F

42° 40° 41° 47° 54° 66° 74° 76° 71° 64° 55° 48°


Philadelphia Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Philadelphia

With its vast cultural offerings, Philadelphia really is a great city break destination any time of the year. If you don’t like it too hot (busy and pricey in the summer) or too cold (winter) you might choose the shoulder seasons of spring and late summer/early fall. With temperatures in the 70s°F (20s°C) it is the perfect time for sightseeing. If you would like to avoid the rain, fall is slightly drier than spring. But in spring you will see the city covered in beautifully blossoming cherry trees.

Things to know about Philadelphia

As the former US capital and host city of the Signing of the US Declaration of Independence, there is a lot to explore in this very special city. Below you will find a summary of our top tips!

  



  
  1. As a left field first tip we recommend a visit to the cemetery, where Benjamin Franklin is buried. Being one of the most important founders of the US but also a universal genius, Benjamin Franklin’s grave has turned into something like a pilgrimage site. Definitely worth a visit!
  2. After, a legend Betsy Ross was the first needlewoman to sew the US flag. And where else but in Philadelphia you can visit the place where she actually did it.
  3. Have some Dim Sum in ChinaTown! Even if not as big as New York’s, Philadelphia’s ChinaTown is definitely very impressive. You will be able to indulge in some great food and a photo under the over 40ft tall Friendship Arch as you enter ChinaTown!
  4. Another must is a stroll down Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest street in the US! The 32 houses along the street were built between 1728 and 1836 and were home to the first immigrants to the country.
  5. Another of the main historic sites is Independence Hall. It is here where on July, 4th 1776 Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and 54 more delegates of the 13 colonies signed the declaration of the US independence.
  6. The US’ most famous bell was originally on top of Independence Hall. Today you can inspect the Liberty Bell in a specially developed pavilion in the park in between the Hall and the Visitor Center. A photo next to the bell is a must when visiting Philadelphia!
  7. In the centre of Philadelphia you will find its’ City Hall - the largest City Hall in the States and one of the most impressive sights in Philadelphia. The monumental building has a viewing tower from where you can enjoy great views across the Philadelphia skyline. In front of the City Hall you will find the pretty Dilworth Park which provides great space to rest in between the sightseeing.
  8. Very near the City Hall you will also find the Love Park. In the centre of the park you must take a photo next to the legendary LOVE sculpture. Built back in 1976 it is the symbol of Philadelphia!
  9. One of our Philadelphia highlights and hidden hot spots is the ‘Magic Garden’. The artist Isaiah Zagar built an incredible maze in the backyard of his house. Running over several levels it’s just amazing!
  10. And last but not least you can’t leave Philadelphia without sampling some of their Philly cheesesteaks. Here is a great guide as to where to find the very best!

 




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