Philadelphia, Your Next Travel Destination?
Philadelphia, Philly, the City of Brotherly Love. Whatever you know it as, Philadelphia is probably not at the top of your list of travel destinations. But I’m here to tell you that a trip here might be worth your time. Let’s check out a few of the cool attractions that Philly has to offer.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art: If you come into Philly from the west, one of the first things you’ll spot is the incredible Museum of Art. The building itself is a sight to behold, truly a palace of art. Of course, the collection itself is fantastic if you are an art fan. Even if art isn’t your thing, its still worth a visit because you can climb the stairs like Rocky and get a great view of the city.
Reading Terminal Market: If you’re feeling hungry, this is a can’t-miss stop. The Reading Terminal Market has almost any kind of food that you can think of, and of course plenty of cheesesteaks. On your way, you can also spot the iconic LOVE sculpture and snap a photo just a couple of blocks away. You might want to plan your lunch/dinner ahead though, because there’s a good chance you’ll run into a line.
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell: If you’ve never been to Philadelphia, you should definitely plan to visit Independence Hall and see the Liberty Bell. These are truly worth your time, especially if you’re interested in some American history. Once you’re done here, you will also be in the perfect place to explore some other parts of Center City if you’re feeling adventurous.
Eastern State Penitentiary: Lastly, if you are a fan of history, spooky abandoned prisons, or just seeing something cool, you should definitely spend an afternoon at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Not far from the art museum, this historic site offers tours. Or you can just walk around and explore it yourself. You can get some really great photos here, and see some things I can guarantee you’ve never seen before!
Hopefully, this guide has changed your perception of Philadelphia to be just a little more positive, and I hope you really enjoy your visit the next time you’re here!