Whether you are looking for history, art, sports, food, entertainment, or a little bit everything, Philadelphia, PA has it! Check out our favorite attractions from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
Citizens Bank Park
Home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park is one of the most spectacular stadiums in Major League Baseball. This stadium offers amenities, aside from the game, for people of all ages. There are a number of features for kids such as Phanatic Attic, the Phanatic Phun Zone, and many more. Art work, two restaurants, and Ashburn Alley are just a few of the features the ball park offers fans.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a wonderful collection of art from some of the most famous and gifted artists in history. With works from the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali, and Guardi the museum showcases many different genres of art. There are also theme rooms, an on-site restaurant and café, and a souvenir shop.
The world’s first true penitentiary, which opened in 1829, was designed to inspire penitence among convicts. One of the Philadelphia’s most historic places, Eastern State Penitentiary can now be toured by visitors with a narration by actor Steve Buscemi. These audio tours offer information about the prison and some of the more famous criminals that were housed there.
This museum offers an inside look the United States Constitution. A multi-media presentation that explains the finer points of the most important document in U.S. history begins any visit to the National Constitution Center. That presentation along with other interactive exhibits provides a family-friendly learning experience. The center also plays host to some of the most prominent political and media-related speakers in the world as well as other public events, maybe one of these will occur during your visit! media-related speakers in the world as well as other public events, maybe one of these will occur during your visit!
The Reading Terminal Market
The Reading Terminal Market is the perfect place to go whether you are looking for a sit down meal or something lighter. This market offers several restaurants, bakeries, sandwich shops, and organic produce vendors. Aside from food, the market has other items for purchase such as books, Pennsylvania Dutch products, plants, housewares, and plenty of others.
Independence National Historical Park
20 city blocks comprise this historical park and showcase the most important political city in colonial America. You can walk along cobblestone streets and explore some of our first institutions in education, religion, culture, and service. A visitor to the park can also see Independence Mall, where the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are located, which is the place where our founding fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Independence National Historical Park also features Independence Square, where the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly, and Ben Franklin’s post office and printing shop.
One of the largest public displays of nature in the world, Longwood Gardens feature 40 indoor and outdoor garden with 11,000 different types of plants. The gardens feature a children’s conservatory, fountain shows, live musical performances, and some of the most pioneering examples of sustainability.
This park is the perfect place to visit in the summer and the winter. Love Park, also called the JFK Plaza, offers a place to enjoy the day or a scenic view of Philadelphia in the summer or enjoy the Christmas Village in the winter. Do not forget to snap a picture in front of the iconic LOVE statue to remember your trip to the city of “Brotherly Love”.
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