Take yourself back in time in this historical city.
Known as the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia is in no doubt a city rich with history and culture. Explore centuries-old buildings and artefacts that are scattered throughout the city and feel like you’re back in the 1700s. Delight your taste buds with a bite of the must-try Philly cheesesteak in downtown Philadelphia. It is a family friendly city of all ages as all attractions can be explored within walking distance!
First of all, you must visit the Liberty Bell. It has become a symbol of American independence and although it does not ring anymore, it rings freedom to people around the world. Located in Independence National Historical Park, a picture with this iconic cracked bell is a big part of visiting Philadelphia.
Second, if you ever watch the movie “Rocky”, a picture of you running up the Rocky Steps and imitating the Rocky Statue’s pose is iconic for Rocky fans. Situated in Philadelphia Museum of Art, the movie has done so much that tourists flock here to climb up the 72 steps to the entrance of the museum. Who knows, maybe you can be featured in the next Hollywood movie homages Rocky!
Try the famous Philly Cheesesteak
Three words that describe this dish: Philly, cheese, steak. There are numerous spots to get your hands on one of these delicious dishes but we recommend you head down to Market Street to try local’s favourites. Make sure not to wear white or your favourite shirt though, as things might get messy!
Visit various museums on Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Packed with cultural museums including Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute, this whole area is a must explore for those who love to learn and educate themselves in culture and science. Aside from visiting museums and institutions, you can also enjoy the scenery of this Philly version of Paris’ Champs-Élysées or enjoy the peaceful Boathouse Row just minutes from the Parkway.