Philadelphia, PA

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

Iconic Spots


LOVE Park + City Hall

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

Image Courtesy of  Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Image Courtesy of Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Magic Gardens

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

Independence Hall + The Liberty Bell

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

Image courtesy of  Elfreth’s Alley

Image courtesy of Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth's Alley

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 Statue + Art Museum Steps

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

Image Courtesy of  Blume Philly

Image Courtesy of Blume Philly


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

Image Courtesy of  Visit Philly

Image Courtesy of Visit Philly

Visit Philly Photo Spots

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

Image Courtesy of  Delaware River Waterfront

Image Courtesy of Delaware River Waterfront

Penn’s Landing

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

Image Courtesy of  One Liberty PH L

Image Courtesy of One Liberty PHL

Liberty Observation Deck

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

Image Courtesy of  Greenroofs.com

Image Courtesy of Greenroofs.com

Cira Green

Cira Green is a rooftop park in University City. It's the perfect opportunity to take a picture of yourself chilling in the grass twelve stories up with the Philly skyline in the background. Just take an elevator up through a parking garage and you are there!

Bonus: There is a restaurant that serves food and drinks up there, they have movie nights on a big screen in the summer, AND they allow dogs.

Address: 129 S 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Image Courtesy of  Assembly Rooftop

Image Courtesy of Assembly Rooftop

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

This classy cocktail bar is located nine stories up on top of the Logan Hotel. Enjoy a drink while looking at the lively Ben Franklin Parkway. This Lounge is all-weather so feel free to stop by whenever!




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