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Philadelphia USA

As Pennsylvania’s largest city, Philadelphia – or ‘Philly’ as locals affectionately call it – delights visitors with its layered history, world-class museums, art galleries galore and small-town charm. But there’s far more to this city than what first meets the eye. Scratch beneath the surface of the sixth most populous city in the United States, and you’ll find an excellent food scene, sprawling parks and legendary nightlife.

Awarded the title of a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2015, Philadelphia is famous for its history. Founded by the British Quaker William Penn in the late 17th-century, the city is the epicentre of US colonial and revolutionary history, found at sites including the iconic Liberty Bell and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. Other notable landmarks include the Eastern State Penitentiary – a historic prison offering tours and exhibits – and the Museum of the American Revolution known for its collection of textiles, weapons, manuscripts and rare books.

There is plenty to keep you occupied while in Philadelphia – for kids and adults alike. For the former, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Adventure Aquarium, the Please Touch Museum and the interactive Franklin Institute museum are well worth a visit. For something more geared toward adults, don’t miss a chance to discover the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, the National Liberty Museum, as well as the lively bars, eclectic eateries and nightclubs of the bohemian South Street.


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