That Philly flavor everywhere.
Historic neighborhoods, cultural hotspots, nature hikes. We got it all, yo.
Where it all began... the birthplace of our nation and its founding documents. The UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of historic Old City sees over 4 million visitors per year. It serves as a continuous reminder of our city's deep history, and our potential for great achievements.
One of the largest municipal parks in the country, Fairmount has over 2,000 acres of trails, athletic fields, and public art. Outdoorsy Philadelphians enjoy activities ranging from disc golf and mountain biking to historic waterworks and Japanese Gardens.
Philadelphia is a city of higher learning, with dozens of schools at undergraduate, graduate, and technical levels. Temple University is the city's publicly funded 4-year school whose campus sits on North Broad Street. It's programs and students embody the city's ethos of hard work and creativity.
My favorite place to take tourists--nowhere else like it in the country... and to think we almost lost it back in the 90's to a mall. Think solitary confinement, the Quaker way and then how it evolved over the subsequent 150 years. Frank Furness architecture is totally cool too.... as is the Halloween haunted house.
The Wiss is the single best slice of nature in a major urban center in the country. Maybe the world. Probably the world, but who cares what anyone outside of Philly thinks. You can hike around the Wissahickon and absolutely lose yourself in the trees, creeks, and rocks. Hard to believe it exists.