Philadephia is one of the oldest cities in the United States. At one time it even served as the nation’s capital. There’s never a shortage of amazing things to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether you want to run up the Rocky Steps, get yourself an authentic Philly Cheesesteak, touring Independence Hall or taking in a museum on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, here are 5 amazing things you need to experience in Philadelphia.
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Snap a Picture in front of the Liberty Bell
It doesn’t ring, but the inscription speaks loud and clear: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” The bell might be cracked, but the inscription is one reason why the Liberty Bell became the symbol of abolitionists, suffragists, and other freedom-seekers around the world. It’s free to visit year round with no tickets required.
Pose with the Rocky Statue and Run up the Rocky Steps
Since Rocky hit the big screen in 1976 the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art have become a major tourist destination. Travelers from around the world come to the City of Brotherly Love just to jog up the stairs as Stallone did. To finish off the experience, jog back down to the bottom of the stairs and take a picture with the Bronze Rocky statue created for Rocky III
Enjoy an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak
Inarguably the most famous food to come out of Philadelphia, it even shares the city’s name. These awesome sandwiches consist of chopped steak, a choice of cheeses, and/or fried onions on a hoagie roll. Experienced eaters order their cheesesteak with only two words, their cheese selection (Provolone, American, or Wiz), and Wit (onions) or without.
Tour Independence Hall the Birthplace of the United States
520 Chestnut street is one of the most famous addresses in America. In 1776 the fathers of our nation signed the Declaration of Independence in the buildings assembly room. Just 11 years later representatives from 11 states met here to build the framework for the U.S. Constitution. It’s one of the most important historical buildings in the country.
Explore the Waterfront
Once this place was made up of undeveloped Piers and underutilized public spaces. Now the Delaware River waterfront has become one of the most active places in Philadelphia. Thanks to the opening of a number of attractions and parks like the Cherry Street Pier, the Race Street Pier, and seasonal spots like Spruce Street Harbor Park, and Blue Cross River Rink attendance stays up throughout the year.
No matter what you like to do you can find something to whet your interest in Philadelphia. Come to the City of Brotherly Love and see for yourself.