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Philadelphia at a Glance

Philadelphia is one of the USA’s largest cities situated in the eastern state of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America, often called the ‘Birthplace of America’ and such has so many buildings and monuments of historic and cultural significance. The city is also a modern metropolis with plenty of attractions and activities to suit all ages and tastes.

Top Attractions in Philadelphia

The city is spread over a large number of districts, central districts are where the majority of the sights and attractions are based. If you are looking for an exciting city break in one of America’s most iconic cities then Philadelphia is the city for you.

  • Independence National Historic Park is home to one of the symbols of American independence; the Liberty Bell, and to Constitution Hall which houses the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
  • The city is home to a large number of museums, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Rodin Museum.
  • Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in the USA which is home to over 1500 different animals.
  • There is a huge amount of public art in the city scattered around its parks, squares and streets. A particular example is the Magic Gardens, a huge indoor and outdoor art installation made entirely out of mosaics, well worth a visit.
  • If you are interested in sports then you should try and catch a game at one of Philadelphia’s stadiums, whether you want to watch the Phillies play baseball or the 76ers play basketball it is well worth it to experience the electric atmosphere of the stadiums.
  • A trip to Philadelphia would be incomplete without sampling the famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak. One of the best places to sample some cheesesteak would be at Pat’s king of Steaks; where the dish was created.

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