Discover the Rich History and Iconic Attractions of Philadelphia

Attractions of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia is a city steeped in history, with iconic attractions that draw visitors worldwide.  From the Liberty Bell to the famous LOVE sculpture, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city. Here are just a few of the must-see attractions in Philadelphia:

Discover the Rich History and Iconic Attractions of Philadelphia

  • Snap a photo in front of the Liberty Bell – Dramatic home of the internationally known symbol of freedom, the Liberty Bell draws people from around the world to snag a photo in front of it and its dramatic backdrop: Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell Center is free to visit year-round with no tickets required.

  • Pose with the Rocky Statue & run up the "Rocky Steps." Since Rocky’s first triumphant onscreen run up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps in 1976, the 72 steps have become an international destination. Travelers worldwide embark on trek up the stairs, pumping their fists in the air as they cherish an incredible view of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the city skyline.

  • Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak – The Philly cheesesteak is one of Philadelphia’s most famous foods, so put your diet on hold for a day and indulge! Those in-the-know order their cheesesteak with two words only: cheese selection (provolone, American, or Whiz) and “wit” or “without” onions.

  • Tour Independence Hall – The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were created in this historic building. Guided tours are available year-round, free via timed tickets.

  • Visit Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture – The City of Brotherly Love is filled with love — literally! One of the best-known landmarks is LOVE — Robert Indiana's sculpture at John F. Kennedy Plaza (or LOVE Park). Another LOVE statue sits at the University Of Pennsylvania campus near 36th & Locust streets, while the AMOR sculpture — Spanish edition — can be found at Sister Cities Park.

  • Chow down on food from dozens of vendors at Reading Terminal Market - Set below a former railroad terminal since 1893, Reading Terminal Market serves as both a tourist destination & trusted source of fresh produce & seafood for locals. Dozens of restaurants provide open seating where customers can enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine & sandwich slingers like DiNic's hot roast pork sandwiches that rival cheesesteaks! Retail merchants also sell housewares, jewelry, linens & more!

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