Top Attractions In Philadelphia and Camden
I remember my first time visiting my uncle in West Philadelphia, and how I was blown away by all the skyscrapers and bridges. It felt so much bigger than Camden, where we had previously lived!
In truth though, both Philadelphia and New Jersey’s Cherry Hill are full of great places to explore. Here are some that you can’t miss in either city if you’re planning a visit:
– The Liberty Bell – One of Philly’s most iconic landmarks is found just steps from Independence Hall at 401 Chestnut Street on Washington Square. Though it cracked during its first ringing in 1835 due to an inadequate design (or possibly because it was rung too hard) this bell symbolizes American independence from England; those words “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all inhabitants thereof” are carved into it.
Another absolute favorite place to visit when in Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which houses an impressive collection including works by Monet and Van Gogh.
– The Betsy Ross House – Home to one of the most famous American women’s stories is where you’ll find the historic house at 239 Arch Street that was once home to America’s first flag maker! Though she never actually lived here (she moved in with her daughter) this site has been preserved as it was when Betsy died just shy of 100 years ago on January 30th 1836.
Nearby Eastern State Penitentiary is also worth a visit for anyone wondering what life would have been like for prisoners over 150 years ago; be sure not miss seeing its Gothic architecture from outside or from inside if you dare enter these prison walls.
After a long day of touring, I typically eat a steak and cheese with not without a side of fries and a cold beer at the P.J.’s Pub or The Station Taproom & Grill for some great American cuisine in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood!
For the nightcap, we went over to Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill which is right up the street from Specialized Physical Therapy. Ax Throwing is a surprisingly fun way to spend an hour of your time and is also a great team-building activity.
If you’re looking for a new place to visit or live, Philadelphia is the perfect choice. The city has something for everyone and it’s not just about visiting during the summer months! Visit Philly in any season and enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer. With so many opportunities waiting for you here, you won’t regret making Philadelphia your next destination. Which of these sounds like a good time? -Visiting Philly in wintertime with their famed snowfall -Taking a walk through Rittenhouse Square during Easter weekend when there are eggs hidden throughout the park -Hanging out on South Street while enjoying some delicious pizza at one of our favorite pizzerias…