Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania, is known as the “City of Brotherly Love” – which is the literal meaning of its name in Greek.
Arts & Culture
The city is home to many national historical sites, such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Betsy Ross, the site of the First and Second Banks of the United States, and Fort Mifflin.
Notable art museums include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; the Rodin Museum, which holds the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside of France; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the United States. Philadelphia also has more outdoor sculpture than any other American city.
Longwood Gardens, in nearby Kennett Square, has 11,000 different types of plants and trees on 1,077-plus acres and is one of the world's premier horticultural display gardens.
Dining & Entertainment
Hoagies, scrapple, soft pretzels, water ice, Tastykake, and the Philly cheesesteak are Philadelphia standards.
Top areas for nightlife include South Street, which has been part of popular culture through songs, films, and TV shows. Old City, which is a neighborhood in Center City, is known for its lounges and popular monthly First Friday events.
Shopping options include Center City and Rittenhouse Row, which has high-end boutiques and hipster-inspired clothing stores.
Philadelphia is home to the Eagles (football), the Flyers (hockey), the Phillies (baseball), the 76ers, (basketball), and the Union (soccer).
In Philadelphia you’ll experience a unique blend of the old and the new.