Philadelphia Travel Blog› entry 5 of 14 › view all entries
Ok, so when it was time to leave NY we went to Pennsylvania station and travelled by train to Newark airport/ rental cars to get our car. First we got a convertible but we left with a great car (Jeep).
Philadelphia here we come! On the way we did some shopping and then checked in our hotel. Philadelphia is a great shoppingcity!! Ofcourse we did see some other things too. For example, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Townhall etc and ofcourse the Rocky statue! The public transport is great.
Philadelphia contains many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States. Independence National Historical Park is the center of these historical landmarks.
Philadelphia's major science museums include the Franklin Institute, which contains the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. History museums include the National Constitution Center, the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the state of Pennsylvania and The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania and Eastern State Penitentiary. Philadelphia is home to the United States' first zoo and hospital.
The city contains many art museums such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside of France. The city’s major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features the steps made popular by the film Rocky.
Yes Philadelphia is a pretty impressive city!