Philadelphia – Make a Discovery

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Discover Philadelphia (PHL) – a modern renaissance city where history meets innovation and culture. Here for the making of your next great American adventure, PHL is conveniently located between New York City and Washington, D.C. along the North-East corridor of the U.S.

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.

Take-in Philadelphia culture as you walk through the vibrant streetscape and immerse in America’s old world and new world. Safe and friendly streets are lined with parks, rivers, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. All within walking distance from downtown.

 

Make History

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 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.

 

Make it Creative

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 PHL. Options abound with more than 2,500 restaurants, 250 outdoor cafes and 200 (+) BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) style restaurants.

Known as a culture capital, PHL boasts 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.

 

Make it Vibrant

Neighborhoods are the fabric of Philadelphia. Check out cobblestone streets, American history and unique boutiques in Old City than stroll over to Northern Liberties where an open air piazza holds free concerts and festivals.

Nearby is the neighborhood of Midtown, also known as the Gayborhood. Here you will find LGBT-friendly bars, discos, restaurants and shops. Neighboring Midtown is PHL’s Rittenhouse Square. This chic neighborhood boasts a large green park, outdoor cafes and high-end shops. Don’t forget, Philadelphia is a shoppers dream with tax-free shopping on all clothes and shoes.

Across Philadelphia’s neighborhoods you will find more than 3,500 outdoor works of art courtesy of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Known as the mural arts capital, visitors can explore these grand scale art pieces with a private or self-guided walking tour.

 

Make it Green

With the largest municipal urban park system in the world, Philadelphia is the greenest city in America. Endless adventure trails, riverfronts, bicycling trails and 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.

For visitors that would rather watch the pros in action, PHL offers nine professional sports teams (including the Philadelphia Phillies [baseball] and the 76ers [basketball]) and numerous annual sporting events that include the Philadelphia Marathon and regattas.

 

Make it Accessible

Philadelphia International Airport (www.phl.org) connects Philadelphia with more than 124 cities, including over 30 international destinations making Philadelphia easily accessible from anywhere in the world.

Once visitors arrive, exploring other U.S. destinations is easy with rail services via Amtrak (www.amtrak.com). Philadelphia is located less than a two-hour train ride from both New York and Washington, D.C., while Boston can be reached in roughly six hours.

Getting around PHL is easy too. Philadelphia is ranked “one of the top 10 walkable cities in the U.S.” by walkscore.com

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