We bet you didn’t know that Philadelphia was once the capital of the United States many years ago! It’s one of the most interesting and iconic cities in the USA, and well worth checking out if you ever get the chance to go. There are so many cities in the United States that offer different things to different people, and it largely depends on what you want out of the experience.
If you’re looking for a city full of loads of great culture, and plenty of great things to do, then Philly is definitely the place for you. This is a city you must explore whenever the opportunity presents itself, because it gives you a lot of scope for discovery – you will learn so much you never knew about the country as a result. Here are some of the things we absolutely insist you experience when you head to Philadelphia.
See the Liberty Bell
One of the most iconic symbols of American independence has got to be the stunning Liberty Bell. Philly is the home of the Liberty Bell, and you can’t visit the city without seeing that stunning sight. We recommend you organize a trip to see the bell when you first arrive – you can do a guided tour if you want to learn about the history of the bell, as well as why it is so important to this country. The Liberty Bell Center is the ideal place to go if you want to enjoy the full experience of seeing this cultural icon.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art and culture are hugely important things when you go traveling – you know we’re big on those. So, when you are in Philly, we recommend taking a trip to the stunning Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum is among the top 10 most visited in the world, and this is most likely due to it being immortalized in the movie Rocky. You can head to the museum and mimic Rocky’s signature celebration at the top (we don’t expect you to run all the way up) before heading inside. The museum has some stunning exhibitions, and you could spend plenty of time enjoying some of the city’s most stunning artwork.
Have a cheesesteak
Food is another thing that makes Philadelphia so appealing, and perhaps the food most associated with the city is the Philly Cheesesteak. This mouthwatering classic is available throughout the city, and can be found in a variety of different establishments. But, the ones we would recommend the most would probably be Jim’s Steaks South St., and Dalessandro’s Steaks. Visit one of these local joints, and sample your very own Philly classic – it’s a true taste of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia is a city so full of opportunity, adventure, and excitement, and the ideal place to catch some of the most iconic emblems of America. There is a wealth of great things to do here, and we think you should have no problems coming up with something engaging and fun to do. These are just a few of the key experiences you need to have if you’re serious about enjoying Philadelphia, and everything it has to offer.