In recent years, Philadelphia has attracted over 40 million visitors per year. A whopping 88 percent of these visitors came to the city for leisure purposes. This is no surprise, as Philly is a bustling area with plenty to see and do for everyone.
At Renaissance Properties Group, we have nothing but love for the City of Brotherly Love. We offer some of the most beautiful luxury corporate apartments in Rittenhouse Square, often catering to business travelers who want to live in comfort while enjoying Philadelphia.
If you’re staying in Philly for a while, here are five things you must try to make the most of your time in one of the nation’s greatest urban areas.
Visit the Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is a free attraction that should be right at the top of anyone’s list when they visit Philadelphia for a short time. This iconic piece of American history is free to visit and is part of a more massive National Park, which also includes access to Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of freedom and played a role in both the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements.
See Concerts at Penn’s Landing
The beautiful Delaware River waterfront, with its view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and many eating and drinking options, makes Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing ideal place to listen to live music and unwind after a week of business meetings. Check to see if your favorite band is coming to town while you’re here!
Eat an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak
The Philly cheesesteak is famous all over the world as the region’s most mouthwatering food. These delicious sandwiches consist of thinly sliced steak, cheese, and fried onions served on a hoagie roll. It’s open to debate when trying to name the eatery that serves up the best Philly cheesesteak, so while you’re living here, we recommend trying all the different options and deciding for yourself.
Check Out Eastern State Penitentiary
This abandoned prison has a long history and is full of creepy rooms to explore. Built in the 19th century, this building held many prisoners over the years and went through a multitude of historical changes in incarceration tactics. It was closed in the 1970s and has sat empty ever since but is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, especially due to the many restaurant and bar options in the neighborhood. If you’re in town until the fall, don’t forget to check out Eastern State’s haunted house.
Plan an Outing to the Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute is home to dozens of interactive exhibits and is one of the premier science museums on the East Coast. This place is an essential spot to visit for those with a curiosity streak, or anyone interested in engineering, science and technology. The museum features a popular train exhibition with a real engine that was installed before the building’s construction was completed.
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