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Philadelphia, PA is one of the most populated cities in the United States. The city is also the home to many large businesses and is a popular place for business people to travel to. While a business trip is often very full of meetings and professional activities, there are bound to be some downtime. During this time, there are many things that could be a lot of fun to do when you are in Philadelphia.

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Historical Landmark Tour

Philadelphia is one of the oldest and most established cities in the United States. It has been a major part of the country ever since the Revolutionary days. Because of this, there are many meaningful historical landmarks that are scattered throughout the city. When you have some down time, it would make a lot of sense to spend it walking around the city to look at these. Some of the best landmarks include the Liberty Bell and many other options that are scattered throughout Independence Park.

Professional Sports

If you are a sports fan, you will be in luck because Philadelphia is always going to be a great City for going to see live sports. The city is very well known for their passionate fan base and for having some very successful teams. Some of the most popular teams in the city including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Super Bowl champion Eagles, 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers. For those that are fans of college basketball, the Villanova Wildcats play their home games just a few blocks from downtown Philadelphia. Due to the demand for these games, it would be a good idea to have your tickets booked in advance. Otherwise, you could end up paying more for surge prices for those games.


Another fun activity that a businessman could do when they are in Philadelphia is to go out on the open water. While it is not a coastal city, there are still plenty of lakes and other waterways that are great for boat lovers. When taking a boat out of boat storage, one great place to go to would the Delaware River. When you are on this river, you will have plenty of space to boat around and relax. You could also catch come great views of downtown Philadelphia and western New Jersey.

Restaurant Scene

When you have some time away from meetings and business events, you should also look into going to one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The city is well known for having a wide range of great restaurants, which include steakhouses, seafood, and eclectic restaurants. No matter where you are staying in the city, you will be able to find a great restaurant that can provide you with a delicious and memorable meal. You should also consider going to Geno's, which is well known for their amazing Philly steak sandwiches. These are unique sandwiches that put a combination of chopped steak, onions, and cheese onto a hoagie roll.

Rocky Tour

While many cities have current and former professional athletes to claim as their own, Philadelphia may be unique because their most famous sports hero is fictional. Philadelphia was the home of Rocky Balboa during the "Rocky" film series. Overall, it has been shown in nearly 10 different "Rocky" and "Creed" films over the past 30 years. Today, there are a variety of guided and self-guided tours that you can take that will show you some of the most iconic scenes and filming locations from the movie series. This includes the "Rocky Steps" and the "Rocky Statue," which are some of the most famous landmarks in the entire city.

When you are looking for things to do in Philadelphia, there are plenty of great options to consider. Those that have the spare time should consider doing these activities with coworkers, clients, or by themselves. By participating in these activities, you will get enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer.


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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