The former capital of the United States naturally holds a rich political history. Now the largest city of the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia has a number of sites that commemorate the secrets this city once held. Apart from the museums and landmarks, Philadelphia is also known for its vibrant nightlife, its world-class laboratories and institutions, and art.
Things to See in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, or simply ‘Philly’, is divided into several districts, each with their own specialties and tourist attractions. If you’re planning a trip to this city in Pennsylvania, don’t forget to visit the museums of the city. As mentioned before, the city holds an extensive history and culture so the museums are something every tourist makes sure to add in their schedule. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Academy of Natural Science, Rodin Museum and Rosenbach Museum and Library are to name a few.
The city not only pays tribute to its culture through their museums but also has a number of historical sites (some of which are even considered haunted!). One site worth mentioning is the Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic prison and now considered full of paranormal activity.
Philadelphia also has a number of public art displays from graffiti by the Mural Arts Program to the gorgeous statues at Fairmount Park. Philadelphia’s Magic Garden is another popular name in the world of art and nature – it’s educational and a great place to take pictures! My buddy Brandon, is huge into photographer for his roofing company in Asheville, Southern Star Roofing, and is always recommending I take tons of photos.
Things to Do in Philadelphia
Seasonal events like the Philadelphia Marathon, the International Bike Championship, the All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream festival are some public events that keep the city alive around the year.
The city is also known for its prominent nightlife and clubs as well as live music and theaters (Walnut Street Theater, Forrest Theater, Merriam Theater and more).
Now the fifth most populous city of America, Philadelphia is a sight to see so book a ticket now and discover what the former capital is like!