Fabulous Philadelphia remains something of a well-kept secret. This scintillating city is one of the oldest in the United States and the nation’s fifth largest.
The heart of Philadelphia is home to some famous landmarks including the impressive City Hall, Reading Terminal Market and the colourful Friendship Gate which marks the entrance to Chinatown. Also, a must visit is the Historic Waterfront District with its charming courtyards and brick-paved pathways encompassing the stylish Society Hill area.
Learn more about the making of the first American flag at the Betsy Ross House, visit Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Philadelphia’s Museum of Art which sits at the top of the steps made famous in the 'Rocky' movies.
For some retail therapy take in the shopping at Franklin Mills Mall with more than 200 outlet stores, or the King of Prussia Mall located at Valley Forge.
Did you know Philadelphia...
~ Is the 5th largest city in the U.S. and 2nd largest on the East Coast.
~ Is known as the birthplace of America and home to the Nation’s most historic square mile – Independence National Historical Park.
~ Is home to many “firsts” in the U.S.: hospital, stock exchange, White House/Capital, university, mint, zoo, department store and diamond district.
~ Its Chinatown is one of the largest in the U.S.
~ Fairmount Park is the nation’s largest municipal park (even bigger than New York’s Central Park).
~ Has more than 200 BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) style restaurants, 250 outdoor cafés and is home to more than 2,500 restaurants.
~ The region is home to more than 12 breweries.
~ King of Prussia Mall is the nation’s largest retail shopping complex & includes 7 department stores, 375 specialty stores and 50 restaurants and eateries.
~ Fourth of July festival is called Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America! and stages the nation’s largest free outdoor concert.
~ Is home to the world’s largest indoor flower show.
~ Bill Cosby, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon, Seth Green, Richard Gere, Peter Boyle and Kevin Eubanks are just some popular entertainers that were born here.
~ Has more public art than any other U.S. city.