Philadelphia is a city rich in history. It played an important role in the birth of the United States. Located in the southern corner of Pennsylvania, it was here that the Constitution was drafted. Also known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia was temporarily the capital of the United States back in the 18th century.
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The city has several historic districts containing architecture dating back to the colonial times. Old city and Society Hill are two districts that contain some of the most influential destinations in United States history including Independence Hall, home of the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. Make sure to run, not walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The steps leading up to the museum where made famous by the movie Rocky, in which Sylvester Stalone played a well known scene completing his training on the steps before his big fight. Nowadays you will still see people mimicking (or re-enacting) the movie on these famous steps, also known as the “Rocky Steps”.
Along with fascinating architecture and history, Philadelphia has a vibrant night-life. Within Center City, you will find a vast selection of outstanding theatres, restaurants, music, and performing arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra is considered one of the “Big Five” orchestras in the United States, and can be seen playing at the Academy of Music. The Academy of Music happens to be the nation’s oldest continually operating venue.
One of the most famed comfort foods in and around Philadelphia is the Cheese Steak. There are two famed Cheese Steak outlets, Geno’s and Pat’s, which stand directly across the street from each other. Pat’s can be seen and mentioned in both the movie Rocky and a scene in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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