Independence Hall, where the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution were adopted
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- Philadelphia (PHL)
A treasure trove of U.S. history and culture
Easy to get to and get around, once you arrive in PHL you will find a multitude of cosmopolitan experiences to choose from. Become captivated by this 21st century city where an inspiring, creative culture merges with ideas, technology and education. Home to some of the nation’s most beloved historical sites, Philadelphia is spirited with independence and is touted as the “Birthplace of America”.
Philadelphia is where the American Dream was founded and the model for modern day democracy was forged. Home to iconic places such as Independence Hall (a UNESCO World-Heritage site), the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center, here you will get a glimpse at the birth of a nation.
Innovation and education are at the heart of both the Philadelphia and American stories. Ben Franklin, the iconic Philadelphian, led early American innovation, creating the first university, hospital and zoo – all located in PHL and open to visitors.
Rated as “America’s #1 City for Culture” by Travel+Leisure magazine, Philadelphia’s art, music, film, design, fashion, performance and culinary energy is thriving.
World-class cuisine prepared by celebrity (and award-winning) chefs can be found throughout the many diverse neighbourhoods that make up the downtown area. Options abound as PHL is home to more than 2,500 restaurants, 250 outdoor cafes and 200 (+) BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) style restaurants.
Serving up a more visual treat, Philadelphia is also known as a culture capital with the most artistic mile in the country stretching from Philadelphia City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Barnes Foundation and The Rodin Museum. Performance/live arts in PHL include the award-winning Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, PHILADANCO and Ballet X.
Neighbourhoods are the fabric of Philadelphia. Intimate, well-lit streets provide the adventure of discovery in a city that is easy to navigate. Visitors can check out the cobblestone streets, American history and unique boutiques in Old City than stroll over to Northern Liberties where an open-air piazza hosts free concerts, farmers markets and lively festivals. Known as the mural arts capital, visitors can also explore the 3,600 outdoor works of art lining neighbourhoods, courtesy of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
With the largest city-owned urban park system in the world, Philadelphia is the greenest city in America. Endless adventure trails, riverfronts, bicycling trails and walking/running paths are woven through the city unlike anywhere in the U.S. Named “one of the world’s 10 best cities for parks” by Frommer’s, PHL offers a wide range of outdoor activities and urban adventures.
Whether traveling for a city break, a girlfriend’s getaway or a holiday adventure, make your next great memory in Philadelphia.