A City Break in Philadelphia
Everyone loves a nice city break and Philadelphia is a great place to spend a few days in relaxation. Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America and has enriched our culture in various ways over the centuries. The City of Brotherly Love is home to the iconic Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Eagles who are on track to top the NFC East again this year, and, of course, the beloved Philly cheesesteak sandwich that we all know and love. But there’s much more to Philadelphia than that!
Where to stay
In terms of hotels, the Hilton Doubletree in the city center is a comfortable and stylish hotel which won’t break the bank, and its excellent downtown location makes it a really handy base to get to all the sights on offer in the city!
What to do
Ok, so we all know about the Liberty Bell, and you’ll probably want to head there to get some shots of you and your travel companions posing next to it, but then what? Well, do not fear, because Philly is a wonderfully vibrant city where it’s impossible to get bored!
Are you guys Rocky fans? Even if you’re not, who wouldn’t want to recreate the famous scene where Rocky runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and fist-pumps at the top?
As I said earlier, Philadelphia is one of America’s most historic cities, so there’s no shortage of attractions for history buffs! Even if you’re not a history buff, a visit to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers in 1776, is essential. Best of all, admission is free!
A visit to Benjamin Franklin Parkway is obligatory. The parkway was modelled after the iconic Champs Elysees in Paris and is home to countless museums, such as the Academy of Natural Sciences, The Barnes Foundation, and the Rodin Museum. Even if museums aren’t your thing, the architecture and ambiance of one of America’s most important artistic and cultural hotspots is something to behold!
Where to eat
Ok, we all know about the Philly cheesesteak, but what other culinary delights are on offer in the City of Brotherly Love? The best place to go and check out Philadelphia’s amazing gastronomy has got to be Reading Terminal Market. Reading Terminal Market is America’s oldest farmer’s market and is currently home to vendors and hawkers selling food which reflects Philadelphia’s diverse make-up. With everything from Vietnamese pho, Moroccan lamb kebabs, to traditional Pennsylvanian Dutch delicacies, there’s going to be something for everyone!