Whether you’re a fan of the Rocky movie or a history buff, you’ll find it easy to fall in love with Philadelphia.
A multicity visit to the East Coast of the USA, normally takes in Washington, New York and Boston.
But pass Philadelphia by and you’ll miss so much.
Philadelphia, just an 80-minute Amtrak ride south of New York City, is, for me, a must visit. It’s a fairly compact city and all the must see attractions are close together,so you’ll only need two to three days to get around.
The city takes it name from two Greek words ..Phileo (love) and adelphos (brother). Philadelphia has a rich history, it was here, in 1776, that John Hancock first signed the Declaration of Independence.
Philadelphia was the first capitol of the US, keeping the title until 1800.
There are museums and tours detailing all this history and, more recently, the Museum of Art steps have become an iconic landmark thanks to Rocky Bilboa.
Are you energetic enough to run up those step, just like Sylvester Stallone?
Philadelphia is home to fantastic architecture – you must see City Hall and the Broad Street area.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol in the USA. Any visitor to Philadelphia should grab a selfie in front of it and its dramatic backdrop, Independence Hall.
If you are planning to catch a ball game, just get a Septa subway train from the city centre to South Philly. The NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL team stadiums are all within five-minutes of each other.
In the city of brotherly love, one of best-known landmarks is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, or Love Park as it is affectionately called, is another popular photo spot.
And, of course, no visit to Philly would be complete if you didn’t try an original Philly Cheesesteak. My recommendation is to grab one from Tony Luke’s.
The city of love awaits you!