Philad elphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of over 1.5 million residents. To compare, Pittsburgh is the state’s second largest city and only has a population of 305,704 residents. What this means for tourists is that there is always something going on. Philadelphia also shines because of its storied history, much of which has been very well-preserved for visitors to enjoy.Historic Philadelphia
Also known as the “Cradle of Liberty”, Philadelphia played an important role in founding the United States of America. One of the most popular activities for visitors is to take on the city’s historic mile. Here, you’ll find the President’s House where George Washington and John Adams lived during their presidencies, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and Carpenter’s Hall. There are also several museums including the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the African American Museum.More Philadelphia Attractions
Outside the Historic Mile, you’ll still find plenty to do, whether you’re traveling with young children or active adults. Museums abound, like the Please Touch, which is perfect for families, the Museum of Art, and the Franklin Institute. Additionally, you won’t want to miss the Rocky Statue, Sesame Place, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and the Philadelphia Zoo.Sports
Some of the nation’s most popular sports teams call Philadelphia their home. The Phillies, a Major League Baseball team, play in Citizens Bank Park. The Eagles of the NFL play at Lincoln Financial Field, and both the NBA’s 76ers and the NHL’s Flyers play at the Wells Fargo Stadium. Depending on which sports are in season, you’ll be able to cheer on the local teams.Getting Outdoors
If you prefer to get in on the action, there are a number of ways to stay active and get outdoors in Philadelphia. You can hit the links at one of numerous golf courses in the city, many of which are located in the Fairmount Park area. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails that you can take on in the are known as the Countryside, where you can not only hike, bike, and jog, but horseback ride as well. Several of these trails also lead off to spots that are perfect for mountain climbing. Check out Spring Mountain and Ringing Rocks Park if this is an activity of interest to you. The Countryside is also a great place for hunting and fishing, as are the Pennsylvania Highlands.
Both visual and performing arts are an important part of Philadelphia’s culture. The United State’s oldest art museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is located in the city, as are numerous independently owned art galleries where you can view rotating exhibits and perhaps even purchase a souvenir. If you enjoy the performance arts, you can check out the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Phily Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, or the Koresh Dance Company.Nightlife
After a long day of exploring the city, you may want a little time to unwind and enjoy the local nightlife scene. From comedy clubs to casinos, Philly has it all. Old City is a great place to visit a few modern dance clubs and grab a bite to eat, while if you head to the south side of town you’ll encounter a more hipster vibe.
From sunup to sundown, there is always something to do in the “City of Brotherly Love.” Spend your time planning worrying about how to make the most of your time, and let us handle your transportation needs with a bus rental, limo, or chauffeured SUV.
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