Philadelphia is US’ 5th largest city however it doesn’t really have a fast paced lifestyle like many other cities do. Those who have the chance to travel to Philadelphia should really make some time to know a bit more about this city.
One Liberty Observation Deck
If you’re not afraid of heights you better go all the way up on this observation deck to have an unobstructed view of Philly. Should it be mentioned the deck is at almost 900 feet above the ground? This is a perfect place to see the sun rising or setting.
Liberty Bell Center
Bells have been used a musical instruments since ancient times in China, and they still mesmerize people in present times. Perhaps this is one of the reasons Philadelphia has a Bell for everyone to see. The Center tells some of this Bell’s secrets.
Reading Terminal Market
Don’t get fooled by the name of this place as you don’t come here to read, but to buy some nice foods and produce. You can enjoy your goodies right there or take them home with you.
Please Touch Museum
Children are very curious because they are not familiar with many things. Not being able to touch things in a museum must be some sort of a nightmare for them, but not in this museum! Kids are encouraged to touch what they see in order to learn more.
If you’re passionate to learn more about coins, this is the place for you. The purpose of this center is showing everyone how coins are made. Who knows, you might be able to get a personalized coin or two for yourself as well.
The Rocky Steps
The Philadelphia Art Museum may not attract as many tourists as the stairs leading up to it. These stairs are a very famous movie location and all Rocky fans know it. Climbing up these stairs has become a sort of a tradition for the visitors.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
If you’re interested in learning as much as possible even during your trips, then this place is right for you. The area has various interactive centers, museums, as well as impressive architecture to show and lots of history to teach you.
If you prefer seeing alive animals to everything else presented so far, the zoo might be the spot calling your name. Polar bears, vampire bats, and African lions are just a handful of the zoo’s collection waiting for you.
The Franklin Institute
This place is actually a science museum and it is the country’s oldest and best. Those who buy a CityPass can also enter this museum without paying more. The building itself is a piece of history as it was build in 1824.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Some people like to see less happy places. However this prison used to be one of the most expensive on the planet and sadly today it stays in ruins. While it is not used anymore since 1971, it still retains a creepy beauty.