It’s no wonder why you’ve chosen to get married in Philadelphia. With endless sights to see and things to do, your guests will have no shortage of options when it comes to how to spend their time (outside of your wedding festivities, obviously.) We’ve created an easy guide for your guests to follow to ensure they make the most of their Philly weekend!
Philadelphia is definitely a sports town. No matter what time of year, your guests will be able take a break from all the dancing, gift-giving, eating, and drinking to take in some good old-fashioned competition, though plenty of eating and drinking can be done here, too. Conveniently, all three of Philly's major stadiums are located in the same area, and Comcast Live! provides a wealth of options for pre- or post-game festivities.
Reading Terminal Market
If your guests have enough room in their stomachs, the Reading Terminal Market is one of Philly's must-not-be-missed places for foodies. The sprawling, impressive indoor market is housed in a former train shed and features more than 100 merchants serving everything from produce and meats to fish, cheese, and ice cream. While you can head to one place inside the market and find an amazing meal, we suggest grabbing a few small dishes along the way to sample as many of the vendors as you can — Beck's Cajun Cafe, Meltkraft Grilled Cheese and Tommy DiNic's are among our faves.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Your guests will spend all weekend looking at beautiful people, but there's always room for some art viewing. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the cultural centers of the city. The museum features a mix of contemporary and classic pieces and exhibitions, so there's something for everybody. But perhaps the most iconic part of the museum isn't indoors. The "Rocky Statue" recreates the iconic movie scene from Rocky when Sylvester Stallone posed at the top of the famous museum steps. If your guests have room for one more picture, they'll surely want to snap one there.
Get Some History
While your wedding weekend is a celebration of you and your partner's history, there's perhaps no better city to celebrate the history of the United States than Philadelphia. There are a few must-sees in the tourist department: Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both adopted, and of course the Liberty Bell, one of the great symbols of our freedom and independence. Both are part of the greater Independence National Historical Park, which features a number of other historical sites.
Your guests are going to be spending plenty of time at your wedding being party animals, so it only makes sense that while they're in Philadelphia they should visit the zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo is one of the world's premier places for wildlife, and is the first zoo in the United States. Not only is the Philadelphia Zoo one of the world's largest, but it features over a dozen of the world's most endangered species. Whether your guests have young children or not, the zoo is a great way to spend a day off in the city.