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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Philadelphia Money-Saving Tips

Go Early

Independence Hall tickets are free, but they go fast. Get to the Visitor Center early (hint: they open at 8:30am) on the day you want to visit for the best chance of scoring the coveted passes.

Go Late

If you’re more interested in viewing the crack in the Liberty Bell than spending much time in the museum it’s housed in, go close to closing time when the line has diminished to nearly nothing.


Philly has one of the highest concentrations of BYOB restaurants in the country. The trend is so hot that even restaurants with liquor licenses host special BYOB nights. For a map of BYOB locations, visit

Free Tours

Download one of the informative, customizable, free tours from Philadelphia tourism board’s website ( Later on, if you’re feeling generous, create and post your own tour for future visitors.

Penn's Landing

Come in winter for the ice skating – in summer for the free concerts, movies, and waterfront activities along this ten-block stretch fronting the Delaware River.

Jeweler's Row

Diamonds, gold, pearls, and precious stones are all sold on this brick-paved street for discounted prices (some as low as 50 percent below market value).

Tax-free Shopping

Philly is tax-free when it comes to clothing and shoes

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