Philadelphia is known for its unique "LOVE" logo in the centre of the city, and of course, the city's nickname is "The City of Love". Philadelphia is just 3 hours from Washington, D.C. to the north and New York to the south. The city's location makes it a great place to visit not only on its own but also as a stopover on your way to Washington, D.C. or New York.
Although Philadelphia is not as well connected as New York, most of the city's attractions are not far away and visitors can explore most of the city's attractions on foot. It is also worth mentioning that Atlantic City in the famous tax-free state of Delaware is located near Philadelphia, so if you are interested in shopping then you can go there as well. Other attractions such as Longwood Gardens or Princeton are only about an hour's drive away, and if you don't want to drive, you can even book a bus for as little as $5. Longwood Gardens has a typical French court style, and if Paris is too far away, it may feel like you're in the backyard of Versailles. If Paris is too far away, then this place may make you feel like you are in the back garden of Versailles.
For an in-depth tour of Philadelphia, this article suggests that visitors allow three days to explore the city so that they can see the sights and architecture and experience the history and culture of the area. Here is what this article has created for readers
Day1: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barns Museum of Art
Day2: Independence Palace, Liberty Bell, downtown square, city hall
Day3: Magic Gardens, University of Pennsylvania
As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Philadelphia is home to many historic buildings and monuments. The Liberty Bell, the Palace of Independence and the city hall are all within walking distance of each other and are free to visit without having to pay for admission.
If you want to see the whole city, then you can't miss the city's capital tour! This 2-hour tour is very popular, so you need to buy your tickets early to avoid selling out. Magic Garden is a very creative garden, the beauty of which is like a fairy tale. The builder, Zagar, used a variety of discarded items such as old wine bottles, car tires, glass shards, etc. to build walls, corridors, artificial rockeries, and more. If you are interested in art, then you will love this place.
The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, and if you have plenty of time, you can book a campus tour on the university's website.
If you are a foodie, then you must go to the Riding Bazaar, which has food from all over the world, including a famous ice cream store that has been around for 70 years, and you can also taste Peking duck, a Chinese delicacy. Of course, when you come to Philadelphia you must try the local speciality, beef cheeseburger.