Exploring the Best of Philadelphiaby John Parker Traveler
Famed as The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia happens to be the largest city in Pennsylvania. While the city is packed with a wide array of wonderful sightseeing and entertaining features, it is its glorious past that gives Philadelphia a cut above the rest.
As a center for history, commerce, education and culture, Philadelphia has something new for all types of visitors. Its fascinating museums, artistic venues and historical attractions pull more that a million visitors every year from different parts of the continent. Spring and autumn are the best time to explore this beautiful city.
As you browse for online flight booking deals for Philadelphia, we have come up with brief introduction to some of the popular attractions in Philadelphia :-
Standing proudly as the "birthplace of the United States", Independence Hall, as its name suggests, is a site of historic importance. Perhaps it won’t be an exaggeration to say that it is one of the biggest icons of America as a democratic society. It was here that the Declaration of Independence was endorsed and signed with George Washington announcing himself as the chief commander of the Army.
The Rodin Museum
With massive refurbishments, Rodin Museum is once again open for the tourists. It is situated just a few meters away from Philadelphia Museum of Art. This brilliant museum displays a wide collection of French sculptor Auguste Rodin - the largest outside Paris.
Located on the Second Street, Elfreth’s is the oldest residential street in the United States. Here simple brick homes encompass the narrow streets. These homes are meant for the local artists and their families to live in. Persevering three centuries of evolution, the Alley is all about Flemish bond brickwork, old-fashioned shutters, flower boxes and other artistic intricacies.
The Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell stands on the Chestnut Street, standing just opposite to the famous Independence Hall. Due to its historic significance, this bell is believed to be the most popular tourist attraction of the city. Its charm and aura draw millions of tourists every season.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
A must-visit site in Philadelphia, this museum is the third-largest museum in the country and houses a wide collection of artifacts and souvenirs. Philadelphia Museum of Art features more than 200,000 works of art and about 200 galleries for multiple events. You may know more about this museum online while you book your flight tickets to Philadelphia.
Mutter Museum features a vast collection of medical cranks, antique medical equipment, wax models and anatomical and pathological specimens. It is located at the Philadelphia center city and is chiefly famous for Hyrtl Skull Collection.
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