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A Few Helpful Tips for Visiting Philadelphia



One of the USA's most historic and iconic cities, known for its rich history, Philadelphia is a fascinating city to visit, and with a little research on travel websites you definitely can plan a perfect vacation . The triumphant run that Sylvester Stallone has in the film Rocky on the iconic steps is not the only iconic thing about this city. There is a lot more to it. Here is all that you need to know to plan a perfect trip to the "City of Brotherly Love":

When to visit?


The best time to visit Philadelphia is from March to May. It is the time when the city does not face very extreme temperatures and has great rates for everybody who wishes to explore it. Popularly known as the city of Brotherly Love, it is actually during the winter and fall when the true lovely colors of this city come out. You can plan according to what you want to enjoy, the weather, the crowd or the best rates.


How to get around?


The best of travel websites will advise you to enter Philadelphia via air. You can get in by air as well as train. To get around, all you need is to access the public transport. Your options to get around the city are:

  • SEPTA
  • Buses
  • Tourist Buses
  • PHLASH
  • Car
  • On Foot


Where to eat?


Philadelphia has some great food to offer to you. Here are the best restaurants that you definitely must try out:

  • Zahav
  • Vetri
  • Vernick Food and Drink
  • Fork
  • Townsend
  • Vedge
  • La Virtu
  • Kanella South
  • Barbuzzo
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Wm Mulherin’s Sons
  • Osteria
  • Palizzi Social Club
  • Abe Fisher
  • Double Knot
  • Bud and Marilyn’s
  • Royal Izakaya
  • NOORD Eetcafe
  • Zeppoli
  • Little Nonna’s


Where to stay?


There are options for every budget in Philadelphia. Among the best are:


Budget:

  • City House Hostel Philadelphia
  • Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
  • Comfort Inn
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Knights Inn Philadelphia
  • Gene’s Motel


Mid range:

  • Philadelphia Airport Marriott
  • Microtel Hotel Philadelphia
  • Extended Stay America
  • Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast
  • Holiday Inn Bensalem- Philadelphia


Luxury:

  • The Rittenhouse Hotel
  • The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar
  • Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
  • The Westin Philadelphia


Where to go?


In order to plan a perfect vacation to Philadelphia, you need to include all of these attractions in your itinerary:

  • The Liberty Bell, rung last in 1845.
  • Independence Hall, famous for its association with Benjamin Franklin and the USA's other Founding Fathers
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, a must visit for all art enthusiasts
  • Reading Terminal Market, for wonderful eats and photo ops
  • Philadelphia City Hall, capped by 11 meters statue of the city’s founder- William Penn
  • Franklin Institute, with various interesting and interactive science exhibits
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, a neo-Gothic prison turned into a popular attraction
  • The Rocky steps which are extremely iconic

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