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Attractions In Philadelphia – Are You feeling Philly Already?

By Amirthavarshini - August 30, 2020
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Have you ever walked through the streets of any city with as much satisfaction as those of Philadelphia? The neatness and cleanliness of all animate and inanimate things, like houses, pavements, and citizens, are truly not to be surpassed. Aren’t you excited to be at every single spot of this beautiful paradise with glorious history and fun-filled activities? With a wide range of new urban development projects, a shedload of innovators, artists and chefs leading amazing restaurants and bar industries, Philadelphia in the United States is totally a tourist treasure. In this article, you will get to know about the attractions in Philadelphia that will make most of your trip.

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Beautiful attractions in Philadelphia
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Attractions In Philadelphia

  • Historical attractions in Philadelphia
  • Reading Terminal
  • Cherry Street Pier and Race Street Pier
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Schuylkill River Trail
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • LOVE Park
  • Rittenhouse Square and Rittenhouse Row
  • Cheesesteak Vegas
Electrifying city of Philadelphia
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Historical attractions in Philadelphia

Though Philadelphia is best in many ways, the most important significance of the city is its incomparable history. Get to know the Revolution-era of the city before heading to any other place. Visit the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution was hotly debated and signed. Spot the Liberty Bell in all it’s glory, that rang in 1776 to alert citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration. Dive deep into the long lost history of the independence fight at the Museum of the American Revolution. The place also has George Washington’s actual army tent. If you’re not passionate about Philly, you will definitely end up becoming one at the end of this tour.

Reading Terminal

Entrance of Reading Terminal Market
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Head to the Reading Terminal, also known as Redding which is one of the oldest and largest urban markets in the country. If you’re a foodie, this will surely be the chocolate house of Hansel and Gretel. Try out the lip-smacking local delicacies right from cheesesteaks, ice creams to farm-fresh produce. Do not miss trying out the freshly baked whoopie pies, pastries and cheese from Amish markets. Also, do not say no to Donuts and Bassetts Ice Cream here.

Cherry Street Pier and Race Street Pier

Indulge in the nightlife of Philly at the resonating Cherry Street Pier. Initially, the place was abandoned for public access. However, currently, it is a mixed-use space. Storm into the food stalls, bars and taste your favourite dishes from the long menu cards. You will truly experience an incomparable pleasure while tasting the food along with the heartwarming live music. If you visit the place during the weekends, you will literally feel like roaming in the bazaar. You will spot food trucks lined up and local farmers, artists, antique dealers showcasing their stuff throughout the way. If you are a beckons park lover, head to the Race Street Pier. This urban green space has an expansive lawn and seating areas where you can spend a peaceful evening with your loved one.

Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink

Are you ready to lose your mind while resting in the hammock swing and tasting your favourite flavour of beer? This electrifying area is full of hanging hammock swings and bright neon lights. The floating beer garden is truly one of the must-visit attractions in Philadelphia. If you are visiting the place during the winter season, you will be lucky to enjoy the ice-skating experience and other family-friendly games.

Barnes Foundation

Visit another art museum that offers a downscale art-browsing experience in Philadelphia. You will surely be WOWed by the renowned collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Feel blessed to witness the magnificent works of top artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Rousseau. Also, the place houses the largest collection of Renoirs in the world. Hello artists! Why are you waiting?

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Schuylkill River Trail

Fasten your shoelace and rent a bike to venture out the beautiful trails of Schuylkill River. The 26.5-mile pathway extends from the centre of the city to Phoenixville. Admire the beautiful artworks, historic stone bridges and small shops as you walk through the place. If you are mad over wheels, you can try out some tricks at the skatepark as well. 

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

crowded Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Head to the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city’s most picturesque boulevard. Stretching over a huge area from the City hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the place is indeed a must-visit attraction in Philadelphia. Spot the graceful fountains, lovely patches of green space and a collection of the city’s best museums in a row. If you are a science nerd, the Franklin Institute will attract you from a distance.

LOVE Park

How excited are you to click a picture with the crazy Love sculpture at the Love park? Add a flavour of love to your trip by heading to the northwest of City Hall to visit the mesmerizing park. Witness the most iconic Philadelphia images like Robert Indiana’s vibrant LOVE sculpture and visit the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Rittenhouse Square and Rittenhouse Row

If you are in Rittenhouse Square, pat yourself, because you’re about to live the happiest times of your life. The Walnut street houses a number of shopping galore and lively restaurants making the place a heaven for the visitors. Also, the promenade is filled with shops for every wallet size, like Zara, Anthropologie, L’Occitane and locally-owned sneaker boutique Ubiq.

Cheesesteak Vegas

You cannot simply return back home without trying out the Cheesesteak sandwich at Philadelphia. The Cheesesteak Vegas is waiting for you with its limitless options and tongue-tingling cuisines. Located at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue, “Cheesesteak Vegas” will attract you from a long distance with its neon lights and attractive ambience. Try out the Philly snack pack and I’m sure when you return, you have a lot to talk about the place. 

Philadelphia has a strange habit of changing tourists’ minds to live in the place forever. It is simply a dream destination to live at even for a single day. It truly has everything that a perfect city should possess. Are you tempted to visit this beautiful destination? Whether you’re enjoying a yummy cheesesteak, admiring the Liberty Bell, the City of Brotherly Love will surely impress you. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to the United States right away! You can connect with us via Whatsapp and craft your dream trip at ease. Unwrap the world with Pickyourtrail!

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