My New Home: Philadelphia 🇺🇸

My New Home: Philadelphia 🇺🇸

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Philadelphia has so much to offer when it comes to attractions. From historical sites to museum to parks to malls, Philly is a must place to visit.

Philadelphia ( City of Brotherly Love ) Pennsylvania's largest city is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps. Also known as "The Athens of America". 
For me, Philadelphia is a safe place to live. I've been here 6 months and spent most of the time roaming around the city.

Here's my complete guide on how to visit the top tourist destinations in Philly.

First and foremost if you're travelling here without a car then first thing to do is buy a Septa Card, click the link

The card is 5$ and you have an automatic load of 4.95$ and you can reload it from 5$ up to 248$. Here's the deal if you're visiting for just 2-3 days and you want to visit all the spots in Philly without walking too much 😅 then buy the Septa's weekly  trans pass for 25.50$ you have 56 rides in total ( bus, subway, trolley except for the regional rail trains ) and this is enough to visit all the places that Philly can offer. Septa is only valid in PA so you can't use it in another state. Well if you don't want the key card, fare is 2.50$ per ride.

Get your key card and let's begin! For sure if you're travelling here by train or bus you always start in 30th street. Or if you'll book a hotel make sure it's near the subway so it will be easier for you to roam around. Here's the map of the subway.

Tip: Download Google Maps and type in the location you wanna visit and it will show you what bus or train to ride as well as the corresponding time. So easy, just follow the directions and you won't get lost!

(1) Center City, City Hall

1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107 accessible from 15th street station

at the back of city hall, South Broad St perfect view of the City Hall Tower.

(2) Love Park

Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 walking distance from City Hall accessible from 15th street station

(3) The Liberty Bell & Independence Hall

526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 accessible from 5th street station

(4) Philadelphia Museum of the Art and Rocky Steps

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(5) Elfreth's Alley

124-126 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, 19106 accessible from 2nd street station

(6) Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 accessible from 2nd street station

(7) The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103 accessible from 15th street station 

(8) Chinatown

accessible from 8th street station

Milk Tea Shops and Asian Markets are located here!

(9) Blue Cross RiverRink

101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 accessible from 2nd street station

(10) One Liberty Observation Deck

1650 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

So far that's all the top tourist spots that I visited in my 6 months stay here but there's still more spots and I will update this post from time to time to complete my bucket list.

Still a lot of instagram worthy spots in Philly:

(1) Eastern State Penitentiary 

2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 

(2) Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, 19147

(3) Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 accessible from 13th street

(4) Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

(5) Schuylkill River Park & Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

300 S 25th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(6) Kelly Drive & Boathouse Row

1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(7) Fairmount Park

Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19119

(8) Race Street Pier & Cherry Street Pier

N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 accessible from 2nd St Station

(9) Geno's Cheesesteaks 

1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

(10) Franklin Square

200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 accessible from 5th street station

What are you waiting for pack up and visit Philly 🧳❤️


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