Top Things to Do in Philly With Kids

Family vacations take work. Spontaneous, figure-it-out-as-you-go adventures have turned into trips that take a few weeks (or months) of pre-planning and preparation. And it’s not just the attractions that need to be scheduled—transportation and food also need advance thinking to keep things running smoothly.

Lucky for you, most of the attractions below are walkable from the city center or easily accessible by public transit: check out the PHLASH for ultimate transportation ease.

Whether your family consists of toddlers with short attention spans (the Crayola Experience will keep them focused), kids with a need for excitement (they won’t get bored with the multiple kid-friendly rides at Sesame Place) or teenagers only interested in taking a good Instagram photo (even you’ll want to post a picture of the view from the One Liberty Observation Deck), Philadelphia has attractions to make everyone—including you!—happy.