Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania State, is known for housing the Independence Hall, the Rocky Statue, and even the Liberty Bell. The city's name, which means Brotherly Love, was originally inhabited around 8000 BCE by a Native American tribe like the Lenape hunter gatherers. Philadelphia is also known as the birthplace of the United States of America as this is the town where the founding fathers of the USA discussed and debated, which led to the formation of a new country.
Known as the country's first heritage city, Philadelphia is also called by names like- The Birthplace of America, Philly, The City of Brotherly Love, The Cradle of Liberty, and more. The reason behind Philadelphia being called, The City of Brotherly Love is because the city's name is an amalgamation of two words, phileo, and adelphos, which respectively mean love and brother.
Famous for its rich American history and culture, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is the gateway to many iconic historical monuments and sites in the USA. Philadelphia also has almost 67 historical landmarks, which makes it a rich historical heritage, and people often call the city the “most historic square mile.” Recently, the Independence Hall has also been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
One of the most significant offerings of the city includes its food and cuisine. Often, people from all over the world come to Philadelphia to get a taste of Philadelphia food- Cheesesteak, soft pretzels, tomato pies, and more. Hence, if you are a foodie and looking for delicious dishes, then you can consider visiting Bella Vista or the East Passyunk neighborhoods. Philadelphia is also seen as a red state owing to the vast presence of democrats in the city. Now, we will be giving you a deeper glance at the city and what are some of the beautiful places to visit in Philadelphia so that you can get a better knowledge of The Birthplace of America.
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Independence National Historical Park
This is the place where the declaration of independence of the United States of America was signed and, as a result, the country came into being. This park is a representation of the founding principles of the United States and holds a special place in the heart of every American. The park was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1979 making it a significant part of the history of the United States.
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The Liberty Bell is deemed as one of the top sights to visit in Philadelphia and if you are in the town, you should definitely not miss out on this beauty. This place is located right across the street from the independence hall. The bell was built in the 1750s and it symbolizes freedom. In July, the bell was rung to commemorate the first ever reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Liberty Bell should definitely be on your must-visit list if you are in Philadelphia for the first time.
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Penn's Landing, a waterfront area in central Philadelphia, is a common tourist spot which is situated along the Delaware River. This place makes a great part of a day-trip and if you are looking for a place which can offer you a beautiful scenic view, then you cannot miss out the visit to Penn's Landing. Most of the top Philadelphia attractions are free to watch at Penn's Landing, which makes it easy for your pocket. However, make sure that you do not visit the place in winter, as it remains closed in the cold season.
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A day-trip in Philadelphia would be called incomplete if you were unable to visit Chinatown. Chinatown's history dates back to 1871 and is currently seen as a major tourist site in Philadelphia. This place has some amazing Asian restaurants which are known for their Asian specialities. Some of the best restaurants that you can visit in Chinatown are the Sang Kee Peking Duck House, the Dim Sum Garden and the Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House.
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Winterthur, located in the Pennsbury Township of Delaware, is a famous tourist site which catches the attention of many tourists because of its natural beauty. Winterthur gives off the typical aura of a cottagecore of the ancient era and people from all over the world come here to witness this beauty through their own eyes. People, including children and elderly alike, are left surprised at its beauty and they cannot help but gape at the marvel that lies ahead of them. Located at a distance of about 47.7 kilometres from Philadelphia, this is a popular tourist spot and can be easily arrived at by a taxi or private transfer. To reach here, you can easily book your taxi from Rydeu.
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Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
Located in the heart of Chester County in Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens is situated at a distance of about 49 kilometres from Philadelphia, which takes approximately around 45 minutes. Longwood Gardens is a popular tourist site amongst visitors and people take out time from their busy schedules to specially visit these gardens. In order to explore the garden completely, you must take out at least three to four hours of your day's time.
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, located in New Jersey, houses many casinos, live entertainment activities, and offers top-class dining facilities. The city is located on the Jersey Shore and is known for its historic Boardwalk, which was apparently the first Boardwalk in the USA. The distance between Philadelphia and Atlantic City is about 100 kilometres and the best way to cover this distance is via a private transfer or a taxi. You can even get a taxi from Philadelphia Airport to Atlantic City which will take you to your destination in an hour and that, too, at a feasible price.
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New York City
You can easily reach New York City via a direct train from Philadelphia, which will take you into the heart of New York. The train will drop you at your destination in about 70-90 minutes and after getting off the train, you can explore the city either on foot or pre-book a taxi from Rydeu to ease your trip. There are many wonders to explore in New York, some of them are the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and more.