Philadelphia, PA - Why's Philadelphia the unique city in the country? To put it bluntly, there's no other city in the world like Philly. From its colonial history to its unique cuisine and even our language, the city of brotherly love has many unique qualities.
Exploring Philadelphia's Uniqueness
Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of the country. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights were all written and signed in Philadelphia.
From diehard Eagles Fans to Broad Street Mummers, Philadelphia is full of exciting characters and home to some of the country's best chefs and restaurants.
When it comes to food, we invented some of the country's most iconic food items, such as water-ice root beer floats and, of course, the hoagie and cheesesteak, to name a few.
Even though Philadelphia is an urban city, it's home to one of the largest City Park system. Including Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Gorge, which makes Philadelphia one of the country's largest and greenest cities.
In Philadelphia, it matters which neighborhood you come from! No matter where you are in the world, when you find someone from your neighborhood, an instant friendship begins who probably knows your aunt or cousin.
You can find a BYOB restaurant almost anywhere in the city; with over 200 BYOB establishments, Philadelphia has a high percentage of BYOB’s, mostly due to the state's crazy liquor laws.
When in Philly, speaking of liquor, be sure to check out the Citywide Special, which consists of a shot of whiskey and a can of PBR beer.
Also, be sure to check up the reading terminal market, where you can find just about any cuisine your heart desires. Found it in the late 1800s, this indoor market has hundreds of vendors serving up anything from cheesesteaks and hoagies the fresh seafood produce, and authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, to mention a few.
Ready for a stroll, be sure to check out the boathouse row, Which runs along the banks of the Schuylkill River. The historic boathouses date back to the 19th century and are still the site of several regattas. At night the road turns into a stunning visual treat with the edges of the boathouses Illuminated with twinkling white lights.
Finally, next to the boathouse row is the world-famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, which also has the rocky statue and the rocky steps that are two of the most popular city attractions.
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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