Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Philadelphia.

See how Philly celebrates its past and revels in its present as a modern metropolis on a cultural upswing.

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A bit of history can be found on virtually every corner in this city established over 300 years ago. Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in Independence Hall, yet the city is far from being stuck in its iconic past. The Philly of today boasts notable museums, expansive greenspaces, and a thriving food scene that serves up more than the notorious cheesesteak. You won’t run short on things to do when you travel to the City of Brotherly Love.

Start your trip where Philadelphia began: Old City. This historic neighborhood has cobblestone streets, 18th-century colonial architecture, and a proximity to Independence Mall that make it a favorite for out-of-towners. Stop off and see the Liberty Bell, a 2,080-pound piece of history that was once mounted in the belfry of Independence Hall. The bell was used to mark important historic events, most notably the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Mall is also home to a number of cultural institutions including the National Museum of American Jewish History, which houses more than 1,200 artifacts and brings to life the 360-year history of Jewish people in America.

Experience the more modern side of Philadelphia in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, which is filled with contemporary architecture and some of the best fine dining in the city. Shoppers can give their wallets a workout in the nearby Rittenhouse Row shopping district at high-end boutiques and art galleries. Seekers of haute cuisine can find plenty of spots with seating for alfresco dining in warmer months. If you feel the need for a stroll after a deliciously decadent meal, turn to one of Philly’s many parks. Fairmount Park is a massive urban park that spans both banks of the Schuylkill River. With more than 2,000 acres of rolling hills and trails, the grounds will give you plenty of space to enjoy some outdoor fun. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure beyond city limits, check out Evansburg State Park. This park features a mix of cropland, meadows, and mature woodlands, offering visitors the chance to relax in the tranquility of the natural world. For those who want to get out and get moving, Philadelphia offers plenty of engaging outdoor activities.

From Philadelphia’s unique museums and monuments to its beautiful trails, this city has much to offer any visitor. Book your flight to Philadelphia International Airport with Southwest Airlines. And when you book with Southwest®, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Philadelphia.

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Things to do in Philadelphia.
Landmarks you’ll love
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Philadelphia Masonic Temple, Library and Museum
Picture-perfect parks
  • Core Creek Park
  • Delaware Canal State Park
  • Fairmount Park
Magnificent museums
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Details about Philadelphia International Airport.

Airport code:PHL



Terminal E

Gates E: 9, 11-17

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*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 11/19/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/20/2020.

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