This incredibly important piece of America has roots that are firmly set in our nation’s history.
As the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was the epicenter of the American Revolution, with patriots convening to declare independence from the United Kingdom in 1776. Nowadays, the remnants of these history-changing events are the heart of a modern town that has never been behind the times and offers one of the great metropolitan experiences in the United States. Whether you’re looking for amazing cuisine, world-class museums, or all manner of entertainment from music to sports, this is the place you really want to be!
Founded in 1682, Philadelphia proper is now home to over a million and a half people, with the population burgeoning into well over six million people in the greater metro area. This is a place you could visit 10 times and still not see enough of. But get started with a visit to Independence Hall and feel the vibes of the American history recorded in its very foundation. Eat your way through the Reading Terminal Market and its incredible food vendors — Philly Cheese Steaks are a must! Check out one of the major league sports teams like baseball’s Phillies, basketball’s 76ers, football’s Eagles and hockey’s Flyers. Visit the art and science museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. And mingle with the bohemian crowd on the fabled South Street.