Collected by Al Nocera
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The magnificent City Hall of Philadelphia stands planted at the center of the two major streets, Broad and Market. Completed in 1901, it was originally designed by John McArthur Jr. to be the tallest habitable building in the world, but its glory...
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Visitors to Philadelphia should not miss out on an iconic local treat—the soft pretzel. Sure, you can find them pretty much everywhere in Philly, but the real deal is baked fresh daily. At the Reading Terminal Market, go to the place where...
520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Standing in line on a cold winter's day waiting to tour Independence Hall can make one wonder if it's worth it. But once inside you will realize that it is. The most cynical among us can't help but be moved once inside. The guides know their...
Congress Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The guide called this the "kindergarden of the United States." He meant it to describe where and when the U.S. political system was created and where the founding fathers learned to govern. I wondered if that phrase couldn't also describe the...
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
The Rodin Museum in Philly was an unexpected find. If you are a fan of sculpture this is a must. Just up the street is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The entry fee for the Philadelphia Museum also covers the Rodin, but they don't tell you that at...
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
It may seem superfluous to list the reasons why a traveler might consider a stay at the Four Seasons, the epitome of 5-star luxury, but for those unfamiliar with Philadelphia, let’s make a list. Reason one: the unrivaled location on Logan Circle...
124-126 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
This photo was take at Elfreth's Alley, oldest residential street in the country. As soon as you approach it you feel as if you've walked back in time. A quaint quiet street with houses dating back to the beginning of America!
N 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Philly, the East Coast city positioned between NYC and DC, is the perfect destination for a weekend trip. Besides the affordable (mainly BYOB) restaurant scene, the city is filled with historic vibes. As a U.S. History enthusiast, the Liberty Bell...
45 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Bassetts is America’s oldest ice cream company … so they must be doing something right! This is a story about longevity … and ice cream. In 1892, Lewis D. Bassett moved his ice cream operation to the newly built Reading Terminal Market in Center...
130 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Philly boasts many fine coffee shops, but La Colombe is actually a coffee shop and a roaster of premium coffees. In my humble opinion, their coffee blends are the best available anywhere. Founded in Philadelphia and strictly fair trade, La Colombe...
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