Philadelphia Mini Guide
Philadelphia, founded by the Quakers, the Birthplace of America and modern democracy. Also referred to as “New Athens”. Founded in the late seventeenth century.
The name Philadelphia or “Philly” as it is more commonly known, translates to the City of Brotherly Love. It is best known for its part in the American Revolutionary War and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. It was also the the Nations capital until 1800, Washington
D.C then took over the role.
The City itself is split into 19 Districts, all offering a wide range of cultural attractions. Philly is steeped in history and offers visitors to this beautiful city many things to see and do. From historic museums to an upmarket shopping experience.
After you have visited the shopping malls around the city, you can take lunch at one of the many restaurants which cater for all tastes. There are many ways to explore Philly as it is well renowned for its “Walk Philadelphia” signs, which are scattered all over the city.
For those who want to see more without walking, why not take one of the many buses or ride the subway or maybe take the ferry. Over the years Philadelphia has appeared in lots of famous movies, so why not take the same route as Rocky Balboa & climb the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as many do. You can also visit the Liberty Bell in the City centre.
Philadelphia International Airport is located twenty minutes from the City centre and is easily accessible either by the local Taxis for a flat rate charge. Or, why not hire a car and explore the city at your own pace. Cars can be rented by the day or even by the hour. Car rental is advised as there is so much to see.