Philadelphia is rich in history, culture, and the eclectic. There's so much to enjoy in the City of Brotherly Love and the Birthplace of American Independence, and here are ten things visitors should see in Philly.
1. Pack up the kids and spend the day at the Philadelphia Zoo.
2. Brush up on arts and culture at the nation's oldest museum.
3. Relive the luxury and elegance of colonial life Fairmont Park.
4. Grab a taste of everything downtown at the Reading Terminal Market.
Note: The nation's oldest market (12th and Arch Streets; 215.922.2317) opened in 1892 and is steeped in the smells and traditions of the City of Brotherly Love. (Mondays through Saturdays from 8 AM until 6 PM)
5. Continue east to the historic district and start with the Liberty Bell.
6. Don't end your stay without indulging in a Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwich!
Note: Every visitor must sample Philadelphia's native treat: a sandwich dripping with greasy fresh beef and cheese, complemented with onions and peppers. Some of Philly's best may be found at Jim's Steaks (400 South Street, at the corner of 4th; 215.928.1911). Each cheesesteak is cooked to order and a very stomach pleasing treat after a long day on the streets.
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