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Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city, so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular place to visit throughout the year. Much like other cities, you’ll never get bored on a stay here, and among the bustling commuter districts and busy tourist spots, there are many hidden gems to explore. Of course, you can’t forget sinking your teeth into an infamous Philly cheesesteak either!

There is so much to see and do in the city. So check out some of the top spots to get a taste of this incredible location. Photo: AtlasObscura.com

1. Discovering Philly’s Rich History

No visit to the city would be complete without a stop at some of the area’s most historic locations. For instance, Independence Hall is the spot where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution was signed. Plus, you can see the Liberty Bell that was rung during the Declaration’s first reading. The Museum of the American Revolution is also a top spot to visit and is filled with treasures and artifacts of this period. 

2. Wells Fargo Center 

Any sports fan will want to head to this fantastic location to appreciate the scale of its presence in the city. Here you can watch a host of games of the beloved Philadelphia 76ers and enjoy a range of restaurants and bars to get you in the mood before a big game. You’ll find a selection of NBA ticket sales sites to get the best price on tickets. Plus, there’s also the opportunity to buy on the door if you get in quick. 

3. Philadelphia Museum of Art

As one of the largest museums in the world, you won’t be short of collections to view at this impressive location. The museum building itself is a sight to behold, and once you step inside the doors, you’ll be immersed in the grand scale of its beauty. You could spend a whole day admiring the collections. Plus, you might just catch a glimpse of some famous artists such as Picasso, Eakins, and Kahlo, to name a few. 

4. Schuylkill River Trail

If you’re looking to get a little active on your trip, why not take a walk or cycle along the Schuylkill River Trail. This 26.5-mile route takes you from the city center to Phoenixville and follows the river for a beautiful and scenic adventure. In the summer months, there is a host of events along the way, including outdoor cinemas, kayaking tours, and often free yoga. 

5. LOVE Park

You’ve probably seen the pictures all over Instagram, so you’ll know a trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a photo opportunity at LOVE Park. Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture is located here, and it provides the perfect spot to admire the green spaces and water fountain. This area is also a prime place for food trucks, so you can also enjoy a range of Philly specials while you check out the city. 

These are just a few of the top places to visit on vacation in Philly, so be sure to add them to your list. 

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