From popular historic hotspots to unique locations for photoshoots, the city of Philadelphia will have you snapping pictures all day long.
Our team has compiled some of the best photo-op spots in Philadelphia so that you can head home with lots of memories!
Written by Kelly Schanes
Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love. What better way to celebrate the city than taking a picture at the city's iconic LOVE statue? Take a photo here to show your love for the city or your travel partner.
Tip: The statue is right across the street from the beautiful Philadelphia City Hall, so make sure to get that in some of your pictures!
Address: 16th Street and JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Magic Gardens is an area made entirely out of mosaics that spans three whole city lots. With collections of works made out of bicycle wheels to china plates and anything in between, you are bound to find an insta-worthy picture spot here.
Address: 1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. CLOSED on Tuesdays
Experiencing one of the most historical parts of the entire country or channeling your inner Nicholas Cage from National Treasure are both acceptable reasons to stop at this well-known location (We strongly recommend not actually trying to climb the clock tower, though). While you're there, check out the Liberty Bell!
Address: 526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Take a stroll down the oldest residential street in the country + don't forget your camera! The quaint brick buildings and cobblestone street will transport you to a completely different time period.
Address: 124-126 Elfreth’s Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106
Rocky is one of Philadelphia's national treasures. Take a picture with the statue + run up the stairs to channel your inner Rocky.
Bonus photo op: Once you get to the top of the steps and triumphantly raise your arms in the air, there is an excellent view of the Philly skyline
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Unique + Instagrammable Spots
Blume is a bar that is specifically made for Instagrammers. Take a picture with the multicolored wings that are on the window and the flower mural that lines the building, and then head in for a night of photogenic drinks and decor.
Address: 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Visit Philly has a number of installations around the city that are perfect for unique photoshoots. Their XOXO statues play on Visit Philly's saying "With Love, Philadelphia". Take a picture at one of these places and send them to your friends for a digital postcard!
Address: Various locations around the city
This urban park, which is located right on the Delaware River, has tons of great photo opportunities. During the summer, Penn’s Landing has a roller rink, hammocks, beer gardens, + even a Ferris wheel! When the weather gets colder, the roller rink turns into an ice rink and there is a cozy lounge to warm up in. No matter what time of year you go, Penn's Landing has the perfect amount of activities and photo ops.
Address: 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Views of the City
Liberty Observation Deck sits 57 floors up in one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Get a stunning 360-degree view of Philly from a whole new perspective.
Tip: Sunsets are absolutely stunning from here!
Address: 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia PA