A thriving mecca of history and straddling the Delaware River, Philadelphia is home to some of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions and relics from the Revolutionary War. The only World Heritage City in the United States, Philadelphia a bustling metropolis that once served as the nation’s capital.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s heritage is preserved within plentiful museums. The Museum of the American Revolution effectively transports you back in time through various interactive exhibits while the Benjamin Franklin Museum presents a comprehensive display of Franklin’s renowned printing life.
Other points of interest include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall, referred to as “the birthplace of American government”. Fancy a stroll through time? Be sure to walk through Independence National Historic Park, offering just as much history as it does green space.
When you need to recuperate, stop for some ice cream at the popular Franklin Fountain or sip on some chocolate from the Shane Confectionary just down the street. Philadelphia is famous for its cheese steaks, so be sure to hit up Pat's King of Steaks before you leave town.
Philadelphia encompasses many major league franchises, making it a premier destination for sports fans. Citizen’s Bank Park is home to the city’s baseball team, easily accessible from the subway. Sip on a beer or snack on a hotdog while watching one of America’s favourite past times.
Getting around Philadelphia
Philadelphia is one of the most walkable cities in the country, so when proximity allows, it is best to reach your destination on foot. The Philadelphia International Airport is your gateway to and from other places around the world, located just outside the city and served by both taxis and the SEPTA R1 Regional Rail Line. For a fun way of seeing the sights, book a Segway Tour and see the city on two wheels.