How To Spend A Weekend In Philadelphia: Edinburgh Welcomes New Direct Flight Route

Discover America’s History in the ‘Birthplace of America’
Philadelphia is known as the ‘birthplace of America’ following its vital role in the American Revolution. Scottish tourists can begin their visit to the World Heritage City with a guided tour of Independence National Historical Park. The park is America’s most historic square mile and is where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drafted, debated and adopted at Independence Hall. Visitors can also snap a photo of the nearby Liberty Bell.  
Marvel at Amazing Arts and Murals
‘Museum Mile’ on Benjamin Franklin Parkway is home to some of Philadelphia’s most prestigious museums and institutions. Art critics can marvel at over 200,000 examples of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is also home to the “Rocky Steps” featured in the Academy Award-winning film Rocky. The Rodin Museum and the Barnes Foundation also house impressive collections. Boasting over 4,000 murals, Philadelphia has been called the “Mural Capital of the World”.
Feast on Cheesesteaks Washed Down with Craft Beers at Traditional Markets
With an offering of more than 2,500 restaurants and bars, Philadelphia has something to whet any appetite. Famous for the Philly cheesesteak, Philadelphia has also established a reputation as one of the most prominent craft beer cities in the world. The city is also home to award-winning restaurants, foodie festivals plus traditional markets, including Reading Terminal Market.  
Enjoy Tax-Free Shopping at America’s Largest Shopping Mall by Retail Space
From high-end boutiques in Rittenhouse Row to discount outlets at Philadelphia Premium Outlets and the new Fashion District Philadelphia opening in September 2019, shoppers can indulge in Philadelphia’s tax-free shopping on all clothes and shoes. Shoppers can also visit the nearby King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping mall by retail space in the U.S..  
Explore the City by Foot and Enjoy Philadelphia’s Outdoor Parks
Although Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the U.S., it is known as one of the most walkable cities in America thanks to its relatively compact size and easy-to-navigate grid street plan. In addition, with the largest city-owned urban park system in the world, Philadelphia is one of the greenest cities in America. Fairmount Park alone offers a 10,000-acre park system.  
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,   


Posted by: Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: 10/05/2019

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