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There's not a city in America more culturally important than Philadelphia.
Its photogenic buildings were given their close-up in films such as Rocky, Jersey Girl and The Italian Job, and yet tourists are still knocked over by the urban sprawls energy when they visit in person. Historically, it’s where the signing of the Constitution took place, was the temporary capital while DC was built, boasts the oldest street in America and is where the USA flag was designed. A trip to Philadelphia is cultured, educational and comes complete with a bustling to-do list.
Philadelphia is commonly known as the birthplace of America, and its preserved heritage is widely popular among travellers from all over the world. When you visit Philadelphia, its history comes alive in everything from old-fashioned cobblestone alleys to iconic monuments such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Located in the heart of the city, Philadelphia’s Historic District was elected as the first World Heritage City in the United States and is a centre for antiquated attractions and local entertainment.
Philadelphia certainly has its share of contemporary attractions too, such as fine dining restaurants, mega-shopping centres, art museums, theatres, music festivals and concerts, nightclubs, parks, beer gardens and some of the most distinct taverns in the country. Philadelphia is home to countless outdoor sculptures and murals and is a constant hive of art and culture gatherings from all over the world. To get the most out of Philadelphia, see what is happening on any given week or month when planning your visit because there's something unique and exciting going on all-year-round.
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- Currency US Dollars ($)
- Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.