Philadelphia Museum of Art
One of the largest museums in the U.S., it currently holds more than 225,000 works of art since it was founded in 1876.
Depending on where you're staying in the city, walk or take a bus or cab to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the end of the long avenue known as Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A flag from every country greets visitors as they move up the Parkway to Eakins Oval, the traffic circle in front of the famed museum steps where Rocky trained in the movie, and where his statue now stands. Inevitably you will see a few giddy visitors doing Rocky impressions as their friends cheer them on with the movie's theme song.
The museum has wonderful permanent and touring exhibits that can keep you occupied for hours. It also has a great view of the city and City Hall's imposing William Penn statue from the top of its steps. Don't miss the Perelman Building, across from the main building behind an exquisitely preserved Art Deco façade. Part of an ongoing plan to modernize the museum, this gallery is home to changing exhibits that can include photography, art jewelry, paintings and more.