History, amazing food, a rocking music scene… there’s a lot to love about the city of “brotherly love”...
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As Kraft used the city's name for its cream cheese, it’s no surprise that Philadelphia has a rich food history. One treat that shouldn't be missed is an original Philly Cheese Steak. Be warned, however, as there are many varieties and twists so you'll need to try a good few before you settle on a favourite. Food lovers will also enjoy the Reading Terminal food market. It’s full of beautiful produce, handcrafted goods and a variety of street-food vendors. The aromas alone will make your mouth water as you wander around the market.
While you’re in Philadelphia you can visit museums of Art and Music, have your photo taken with the Rocky statue and visit the locations where the character trained in the films. Musically speaking, the contemporary Philly sound is unique and you can experience it here first hand while appreciating the city's history as the venue for 1985's Live Aid concert.
Philadelphia also offers a rich array of cultural and educational attractions such as the Center of American Independence, the Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center. And if you're interested in exploring the outdoors you must take time to visit Franklin Square, Longwood Gardens and Valley Forge Natural History Park.
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Flying to Philly is easy with non-stop operations from various UK airports to this east coast city...
US Airways (merging with American Airlines) has daily flights from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. British Airways also flies regularly from Heathrow.
Of course, you can also reach Philadelphia via US gateways such as New York, Boston and Washington (plus Baltimore, with a quick train ride to the city). Each city has frequent non-stop flights from UK airports including Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh with American Airlines, United, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. For connecting flights allow at least another couple of hours each way.
Additionally you can fly via Europe using regional connections from many UK airports with Lufthansa, KLM and Air France, making it convenient to reach this US city without the need to travel to a major UK departure point.
There are plenty of convenient ways to get into Philadelphia when you touch down...
Passengers arriving on Philadelphia flights will find that transfers to the city centre from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are quick and easy using the Airport Line of the SEPTA Regional Rail service. You can also take a taxi or bus from the airport or hire a car.
Trains depart from the airport every 30 minutes, costing $8 (approximately £4.50) per person to the centre of Philadelphia.
Local buses offer a cheaper method of transport, asking just $2 for a journey to destinations in the city.
Hire a cab from the taxi rank at the airport and you’ll pay a flat rate of $28.50 (£16.50) to any destination in central Philadelphia.
If you pre-book car hire you can collect your vehicle from the airport upon arrival. This is particularly useful if you plan to see more of east-coast USA.
Stay awhile in Philadelphia and unearth the treasures hidden here. You’ll find a range of hotels to suit your budget...
This sprawling city has an excellent selection of hotels. From budget accommodation to the finest luxury hotels, you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Center City is the downtown area of Philadelphia and a great base for sightseeing. Central to everything and encompassing the magnificent historic buildings of Old City, as well as attractions such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this really is the place to be.
Center City is where you’ll find chain hotels by some of the better-known brands, such as Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency and Radisson. Tourist amenities are in good supply, though it’s hard to find cheaper hotels in this highly prized location.
There are plenty of hotels just outside this central area, including along the Delaware River and around Philadelphia’s Convention Center. Many outlying hotels offer complimentary shuttle services into the main parts of the city.
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