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Things to do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, it offers a lot more to do. One could spend a month in Philadelphia and not see everything. The city is marked with historical landmarks as well as a beautiful countryside. The thing that sets the city apart is its blend of experiences that one must see to understand. During the day, one can explore Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia is also a shopper's paradise. It is home to some of the best colleges in America. There are plenty of outstanding places for dining. Plus the nightlife is vibrant and there are many live concerts.

The city is also home to four professional sports teams, the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers, and Philadelphia Flyers. Sports fans will have plenty to do when they visit Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, travelers will discover artistic venues and the local art scene is a must see. The city also has an excellent jazz scene. Latin American music is popular as well.

These attractions offer something for everyone. Philadelphia is a great place for a romantic getaway. However it also is an excellent destination for a family vacation. The Philadelphia Zoo is quite popular.

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  • 9th Street Italian Market

    Spend a morning squeezing the tomatoes at the oldest outdoor food market in the country. More
  • Anthony's Italian Coffee House & Chocolate House

    Anthony's, a wooden storefront located in Philadelphia's Ninth Street Italian Market, opened in the 1930s. The environment is Old World, with small... More
  • APO Bar & Lounge

    Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay designed the menu at APO (known to locals as Apothecary). Drinks in the “Elixirs” section have tongue-in-cheek names ... More
  • Bamboo Lounge

    Shadowy second-floor cloister More
  • Bruges Home

    Two-story design studio carrying everything from coffee-table books to club chairs. More
  • Capogiro Gelato Artisans

    Located between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, this family-run gelato shop uses hormone-free milk from grass-fed cows to make its chilled Italian des... More
  • Chaddsford Winery

    Chaddsford Winery, which produces 30,000 cases a year of tannin-rich reds and whites, is co-owned by a husband-and-wife team, who turned a 17th-cen... More
  • Chick's Café & Wine Bar

    Recently restored by its new owners, Chick’s maintains the original pressed-tin ceiling and cherry bar, and features great classic-inspired cocktai... More
  • Citizens Bank Park

    In addition to the 2008 World Championship trophy, Citizens Bank Park is home to Ashburn Alley, an open-air promenade with concessions, bull pen–vi... More
  • Continental Midtown

    A cross-city sister to the Old City Continental martini bar, restauranteur Stephen Starr launched this Rittenhouse Square restaurant/lounge in 2004... More
  • Deep Sleep

    This venus has closed. Menswear shop with the latest street styles. More
  • Di Bruno Bros.

    A retail home for local cheesemakers, tea makers, and gourmet gift basket assemblers, DiBruno Bros now has several locations since opening its Sout... More
  • Fork:etc

    A more casual sister restaurant to next-door Fork Bistro, this Old City café is part sit-down dining, with the few tables overlooking Market Street... More

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