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Best of Philadelphia

Best of Philadelphia
Best of Philadelphia

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The City of Brotherly Love is a cultural hub of activity, encompassing the arenas of art, science, history, urban aesthetics, and fun. Whether you're a history buff, an art connoisseur, an inquisitive intellectual, a vacationing family with children, a compulsive shopper, or a gourmet food snob, Philadelphia is well equipped for any tourists' wants.

Rich with monuments, statues, fountains, murals, famous sites and Colonial architecture, as well as modern and eclectic foods, shops, and galleries, the riverside city of Philadelphia also has one of the country's hottest music and nightlife scenes- not to mention some of the greatest sports teams (and dedicated fans!) in the nation. And the cheesesteaks are pretty good, too…

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Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Grounded in Philadelphia's historic position as a cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 "for the...
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Boathouse Row
  • Boathouse Row
  • Fittingly historical and unique in the world is Philadelphia's Boathouse Row on the east bank of the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive.
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Center City
  • Center City
  • Most of the large businesses in the city are in Center City which also serves as the financial district of Philadelphia, drawing many workers from suburban areas.
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Elfreth's Alley
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • For a charming and fascinating introduction to life in Philadelphia 300 years ago, visit Elfreth's Alley in the heart of Historic Philadelphia. The Alley was opened in 1702 and was home to the 18th century artisans and tradespeople who were the backbone of colonial Philadelphia.
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Fairmount Park
  • Fairmount Park
  • Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is an oasis amidst the urban landscape, and the nation's largest landscaped park.
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Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Imagine designing a 350-ton train, casually strolling through the complex atriums and ventricles of the human heart, or having the infinite world of outer space right at your fingertips. The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia offers such opportunities.
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Independence National Historic Mall
  • Independence National Historic Mall
  • The home of two of the country's most revered symbols of freedom, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the Independence National Historical Mall is "the most historic mile" in United States.
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Italian Market
  • Italian Market
  • Walking down Philadelphia's 9th Street Italian Market, the largest and oldest outdoor market in the United States, is like stepping back in time. The lively atmosphere and unique charm of this immigrant marketplace has remained unchanged for 100 years.
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Liberty Bell
  • Liberty Bell
  • The Liberty Bell personifies the freedoms guaranteed by the nation's Constitution, although it was commissioned and created several years before that august document was penned.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The stunning Philadelphia Museum of Art stands at the end of the grand broad boulevard Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where it houses over 225,000 works of art and presides over a continuous and rich...
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Philadelphia Zoo
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • The Philadelphia Zoo's 42-acre Victorian garden in Fairmount Park is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
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Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
  • The battle has raged for decades – who makes the best cheesesteak in the City of Brotherly Love? The uninitiated might not know where to begin when ordering that first Philly cheesesteak – the choices are staggering, both in ingredient options and establishments.
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