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Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, and it is one of the most visited destinations in the country. It has also become one of the most important centers of commerce and trade in the United States, and many people are visiting the city because of its rich culture and history. For those who are visiting Philadelphia for the first time, this is a list of all the things that they can do to maximize their stay in the city.

Performing these experiences would make someone say that they have managed to do everything that they can to enjoy the city of Philadelphia is a few days stay.

1. Visit The LOVE Sculpture

The LOVE Sculpture can be found in the John F. Kennedy Plaza, and it is just a short walk from the city hall. It is one of the most recognizable monuments in the city, created by Robert Indiana. The monument was created to show the world that the people of Philadelphia are known for their love and compassion for others. There is also a bilingual equivalent of the famous LOVE Sculpture, known as the AMOR Sculpture.

2. Check Out The Boathouse Row

The Boathouse Row is an area located near the Schuylkill River, where people can see 19th century-inspired boathouses. The landmark sits near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a lot of tourists are visiting the boathouses because of its unique beauty and charm. It’s great to take a walk at Boathouse Row early in the morning or during sunset.

3. Head Out To The South 9th Street Italian Market

This market has been considered as one of the oldest outdoor markets in the United States. It was established in the late 1800s, and there is a lot of things to do inside. Visitors can buy fruits and vegetables from the merchants who are from the fourth and fifth generation families, with a majority having an Italian bloodline. People from around the world converge inside the market, selling their stuff to the curious crowd. There is also a happy hour bar or two near the market, so be sure to check those out too.

4. Visit South Broad Street And The City Hall

The Philadelphia City Hall is among the largest public buildings in the United States, and it is considered as one of the architectural treasures of the country. The city hall has served the city’s government for more than a century, and it offers a lot of green space for the visitors to enjoy. You could also reach the Avenue of the Arts from the municipal building and enjoy the public display of art by local artists.

5. Taking A Picture At The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country, and the bell has a lot of historical importance. In fact, it’s so important, that some of the city’s professional athletic teams have incorporated the bell into their logo.

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6. Eat Out At The City’s Famous Cheesesteak Restaurants

The Philly Cheesesteak is one of the most recognizable foods in the United States. Visiting the city of Philadelphia would not be complete without eating an authentic cheesesteak. This meal makes for great food on the go, and the sandwich is worth the money because of the generous amount of fillings put on by the restaurants.

7. Tour Independence Hall


The Independence Hall is known as the country’s birthplace. This is where the constitution was signed, and it is considered one of the most important historical sites in the United States.


Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter.



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