Top 10 Things to do in PHILADELPHIA | Philly Travel Guide 2020

Top 10 Things to do in PHILADELPHIA | Philly Travel Guide 2020


In this video, we’ll show you ten best things
to do in Philadelphia. We also created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
covering Top 10 things to do in Philadelphia plus 10 other attractions, including additional
tips and maps. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
to our channel, and enable notifications. And share your own Philadelphia experience
in the comments below. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10:
Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Independence Hall is the building where the
Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed, making itone of the most significant historical
landmarks in the United States. Completed in 1753, the Independence hall first functioned as the Pennsylvania Statehouse. You can visit the Independence Hall free of charge. However, tickets are limited, and you have to collect them in the morning of the day
you’re planning to visit. Located across the street from the independence
hall, you will find another great symbol of American independence, The Liberty Bell. The bell was originally located
in the Independence Hall tower and was rung when important
announcements were made, like for the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Later, Liberty Bell also became the symbol
of slave liberation movement. Both Independence Hall and Liberty Bell are a part
of Independence National Historical Park. Check out our travel guide for more information. NUMBER 9: Elfreth’s Alley Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously
inhabited street in America. The street was intentionally built close to
the port, as most of its inhabitants were merchants and artisans who needed
fast access to new shipments. It consists of 32 picturesque houses,
all built between 18th and early 19th century. Today, the street is a National Historic
Landmark. You can also visit the Elfreth’s Alley Museum to get a better sense of what
life was life in the early days of Philadelphia. NUMBER 8: Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market is an indoor public
market and a food emporium offering fresh food from over one hundred merchants.
The market was established in 1893, making it not only one of the largest but also one of the oldest
public markets in the US. The city of Philadelphia set up the indoor market
to increase safety and raise sanitary standards. Whether you want to try the world-famous Philly
Cheesesteak, attend the largest ice cream festival in the country, or just soak in the atmosphere,
and enjoy the vibe, Reading Terminal Market
is one of the must-see places to experience the authentic Philadelphia. NUMBER 7: Eastern State Penitentiary Eastern State is a former prison, which operated
from 1821 to 1971 and is considered to be
the world first penitentiary. Designed so that the inmates
were placed in separate confinement, the system first used in Eastern State
became known as the Pennsylvania system. At the time of its construction, the
penitentiary was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country. Eastern State Penitentiary held
numerous infamous criminals, including the notorious Chicago
gangster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton. You can visit Eastern States Penitentiary and see the original cell blocks,
places like the barber shop, and infirmary where inmates were treated, fully renovated Al Capone’s
cell and numerous art displays. Check out our .pdf guide for more details. NUMBER 6: Museums Philadelphia is home to some of the country’s
top museums and art collections. Whether you’re interested in art, science, cultural heritage or history, you will find
a museum that fits you interest here. Some of the most famous museums include: Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest
and most visited art museums in the US, featuring a collection of over 240,000 works. Barnes Foundation: home to one of the
world’s most significant collections of impressionist, post-impressionist,
and early modernist works. Museum of the American Revolution: entirely dedicated to the story and
timeline of the American revolution. Check out our travel guide for a map of
fascinating museums in Philadelphia. NUMBER 5: One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia is renowned for its eye-catching
skyline. To experience its impressive architecture and to enjoy the stunning views of the city
from above, visit One Liberty Observation Deck,
located in One Liberty Place, in the heart of the city,
right above the City Hall. The observation area offers
360 degrees views in all directions, and you can use one of the interactive maps
to locate the famous attractions. Check our travel guide for more amazing
views of Philadelphia. NUMBER 4: Fairmount Park Fairmount Park is a large urban park in Philadelphia and one of the largest city park systems in the world, covering over 2,000 acres. The park offers an array of various attractions
and recreation areas. Check our travel guide for more information. The Schuylkill River divides the park into
two main sections, the East Park and the West Park. Located on the outskirts of Fairmount Park
you will find the Philadelphia Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in the United States. NUMBER 3: Philadelphia street art If you walk or drive through Philadelphia,
you will notice numerous murals and street art, spread out throughout the city.
The reason for that is that the most extensive national public art program was launched in
1984 to eradicate graffiti and create the space for artists to be able to make art in
a positive way, as well as bring together artist and
communities with a goal to transform public spaces into works of art. As many as one hundred art projects unfold
every year as a part of the Mural Arts Philadelphia. NUMBER 2: Philadelphia City Hall While every city has a city hall, Philadelphia’s
seat of the city government is rather unique. Built in the center of Penn Square, which
was the primary location of public gatherings in the city in the early days, Philadelphia City Hall is 548 ft (167 m) tall. When completed in 1901, it was the world’s
tallest inhabitable building and stayed the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1986. At the top of the building, there is a large
statue of Willian Penn, the founder of Philadelphia,
overlooking the city. You can walk through the building and admire
its unique architecture. NUMBER 1: Penn’s Landing Also named in honor of William Penn,
who landed in Philadelphia in 1682, is the city’s Delaware River riverfront, an area where events big and small are
organized throughout the year. Don’t miss Spruce Street
Harbor Park with places to chill, have a drink or grab something to eat, and Blue Cross RiverRink and Ferris wheel. In addition, Penn’s Landing also features
several exciting attractions, including the Independence Seaport Museum and a collection
of historic warships that you can visit. So regardless of when you’re visiting Philadelphia, you will find something fun and exciting
to do in Penn’s Landing. We created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
that you can store offline on your phone covering Top 10 major attractions in Philadelphia,
including maps, links, opening hours, and other information plus 10 additional attractions, so that you can avoid the hustle
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24 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to do in PHILADELPHIA | Philly Travel Guide 2020

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  2. Good info for a visitor. I am definitely finding the city too small and boring after hanging out there for the last 10 – 15 years. Maybe I am just getting old. Never thought I would say that but I guess everything can become old and boring after a while. Time to move on to a larger city? Or maybe go rural? Change is good.

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