Visiting Philadelphia - What to See and Do
(Philadelphia International Airport PHL, Pennsylvania - PA, USA)
Known as 'The City of Brotherly Love' by historians and as 'Philly' by locals, Philadelphia was once the capital of the United States.
Although it no longer holds that distinction, it is still a busy place and one of the most important cities in the country. Philadelphia's rich colonial heritage can be seen everywhere you look and Philly is home to the country's largest colonial district.
Ten things you must do in Philadelphia
- Be transported back in time at Independence National Historic Park, four blocks of American heritage.
- Visit Independence Hall, the birthplace of America, and walk in the footsteps of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
- Take a trip to the Liberty Bell, one of the most recognizable of American symbols.
- Stroll down Elfreth's alley for a taste of Colonial American life; it is the oldest continually occupied residential street in America.
- Broaden your horizons at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, named for the great Ben Franklin and home to a stunning array of interactive exhibits.
- Get grossed out at the Mummer's Museum, which contains such grisly exhibits as 'The Secret Tumor of Grover Cleveland'.
- Pay a visit to South street, playground of Philadelphia's hipster elite, and do some people watching.
- Indulge in a famous Philly cheese-steak sandwich, the city's signature treat.
- Relax in one of the countless Philadelphia parks, perfect for picnicking, sports or just laying in the grass.
- Browse for crafts, jewelry or fresh produce at the Reading Terminal Market, located at Penn's Landing area of Philadelphia.