SJU always welcomes its family and friends to campus but where should you take them when they want to see the city you live in? Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what to do with your family when they come to visit. Here are just a few things you can do with your family in the City of Brotherly Love.


Photo of the Bus Tour by Kelly O’Malley

This tour company can show you around the whole city while you take a ride on a double decker bus! The tour route consists of 27 different stops, and you and your family can get off wherever you’d like. You can drive by some famous locations in Philly such as the Rocky Steps, the Eastern State Penitentiary, City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, and many more. A ticket for one is just $33 and the tour can last up to two hours. Below is a list of places where the bus stops.

 Bus Tour stops    


It’s almost too easy to lose track of time and spend the whole day here. Rittenhouse Square has a scenic park you can walk through with your family, where there are sometimes farmer’s markets and art displays. In the surrounding streets, there are endless amounts of shopping and many different restaurants to choose from. Also, here you can go up to the top of the One Liberty Observation Deck and show the gang a beautiful view of the entire city!

Photo of Rittenhouse Square by Kelly O’Malley


Located in Penn’s Landing, this park is a great place to spend the day with your loved ones. If you take a walk along the marina, you will come across various food carts and hammocks to kick back and relax in. If the weather is nice, this park is the perfect place to kill some time and get something to eat.           

Photo of Spruce Street by Shannon Pepe 

Philadelphia is a city full of exciting opportunities and culture that should be showcased! Next time your family comes to see you, don’t be afraid to suggest some of these options!

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