Philadelphia is one of the most historically relevant cities in the United States. Serving as the capital city between 1774 and 1800, Philadelphia is the location of America's foundation and a must for any history fan. Both America's first hospital, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the world's first modern prison, the Eastern State Penitentiary, were built in Philadelphia. The hospital has evolved and developed into a modern facility, however the prison has been kept in its original form and is open for tours. Play the Rocky theme song as you run up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art before browsing its extensive galleries, or take the family to the Please Touch Museum, Philly's children's museum hosting educational exhibits that encourage visitors to interact. Philadelphia is known for having the most public art in the United States, so take note of the murals, sculptures and other works of art scattered throughout this incredible city.
Chocolate lovers rejoice- Philadelphia is located less than two hours away from Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of the chocolate company. Hop on the rides at Hershey Park before heading to Hershey's Chocolate World for a free tour and sample. History buffs may want to take a trip to Gettysburg, the location of the largest battle of the American Civil War, left largely unchanged. After Philadelphia, move on to New York City or Washington, D.C., both just a couple hours' drive away.
Our car hire suppliers in Philadelphia include Avis, Budget and Hertz.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at Philadelphia International Airport. Additionally, there are several depots around the city. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Philadelphia depot is most convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
As with most cities, parking in Philadelphia can be quite difficult. Private car parks are available, though they may charge US$10-35 or higher for a day. Metered parking is available, though rates are cheaper farther away from the city centre. Public transportation is good within the city. Check with your accommodation regarding their parking policies. Some visitors choose to park their vehicles at subway stations and take the train each day.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the U.S. can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
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