8 Inexpensive Things to Do in Philly

inexpensive things to do in philly

When you want to get out and do something but do not want to break the bank, sometimes you just need a little guidance to help you find what to do. Philadelphia is a city filled with history, excited shows, events, and the best burgers you can find anywhere. So, we have scoured through the rubble to find you 8 Inexpensive Things to Do in Philly. Whether you decide to try one or try them all, you never know what you may find in Philadelphia.

Museums and Historical Places

Philadelphia is rich in museums, historical landmarks, and old-world style. Here are three of the must-see spots for natives and tourists alike. Making these some of the best inexpensive things to do in Philly. And we didn’t forget the kiddos either.

Philadelphia Art Museum – Yes, we know this may seem a little cliché, but no tour of Philly is would be complete without a visit to the historic Philadelphia Art Museum. The location of the iconic image from the Rocky movies, you can get your own snapshot with the bronze Rocky. Can you run all the way to the top of these 72 stone steps?

The museum houses one of the largest art collections in the world, with 200 galleries, and offers a fantastic view of the city. Kids 12 and under are always free. As a bonus, the first Sunday of every month and every Wednesday, the museum offers Pay What You Wish, where you decide what you would like to pay.

Independence Hall – Whether you want to take a tour of America’s History, or just see where Abraham Lincoln was held after his assassination in 1865, one must-see attraction in Philly is Independence Hall. Stop by the Great Essential Exhibit and see original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution.

Please Touch Museum – If you need a place to take the kids that encourages interactive learning at through the power of play then the Please Touch Museum is perfect for your family. They also feature fabulous carousel rides; unlimited rides will only cost you $5. Family membership passes give you free admission, free parking, a 10% discount at the Please Touch Museum Café, as well as discounts at over 10 other family-friendly businesses.

Sporting Events

Whether you are a football fan or soccer fan you can find both in Philly. But if value is what you need then you must attend a Philadelphia Union’s Soccer Game. No game experience in Philly would be complete without checking out a Philadelphia Union’s soccer game. With single-game tickets from $27, you can see a great game without breaking the bank.

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Parks and Games

If history just is not your thing, then maybe a jaunt through some of the most beautiful parks in the country or a quick round of miniature golf may be what you are looking for, here are a couple of our favorites.

Franklin Square – With a nod to Philadelphia’s rich history Franklin Square offers an entire city of memorialized in their miniature golf course. And it is not going to put too big of a dent in your wallet. Adult tickets are just $9, making for an affordable and entertaining night out.

Home of the spectacular Parx Liberty Carousel, Franklin Square also hosts several events throughout the year from the Chinese Lantern show to the Franklin Square Fountain Show.

Philadelphia Zoo – Whether you love seeing animals or want to take in a wide arrange of shows and attraction, a stop at the Philadelphia Zoo is a must for individuals, couples, and families. With fabulous food and festivals throughout the year, you are sure to find something you truly love at the zoo. Check out the Creatures of Habitat presentation featuring 12 Life-sized Lego habitats with over 30 life-sized creatures, sure to please the kid in all of us.


Helium Comedy Club – If laughs are what you are after then you must check out the Helium Comedy Club. The club features both local and international comedians and comedy classes. If you think you have what it takes to make others laugh, check out their happy hour open-mic nights for $4 beers!

Kimmel Center – If a live performance of some of the best talent around is what you are after then the Kimmel Center will fill that bill. Live musicals, symphony orchestras, even illusionists and Broadway-caliber plays, and so much more are all available. The Kimmel Center even offers a host of free events where you can bring the kids and introduce them to some amazing culture.


Zac’s Burgers – when your tummy starts to rumble there is no better place in Philly than the fast, casual dining where you will find the best burgers in Delaware County, PA – Zac’s Burgers. Family owned and operated since 1984, with 5 locations to serve you the best hamburgers, wings, shakes, and fries around. At Zac’s, you are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Zac’s offers quality food at an affordable price, guaranteed to delight. Zac’s Burgers is without a doubt the best inexpensive place to eat in all of Philly!

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Now you know some of the best inexpensive things to do in Philly.

Now there is nothing stopping you from getting out on the town and spend some time seeing the best Philly has to offer. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to WIN a VIP Union Soccer Experience from Zac’s Burgers!

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