March 14th, 2020
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 https://septakey.org
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
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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