Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous US city. Also called the City of Brotherly Love or Philly, it has a lot to offer to its locals and visitors.
Among Philly's signature specialties are cheesesteaks, hoagies, and tomato pies. In 1930 Pat Olivieri invented an ultimate cheesesteak that later was copied by others. The original sandwich requires very thin slices of beef put inside a crusty roll. Pat's King of Steaks and its competitor Geno's Steaks are the best places to taste authentic cheesesteak.
Hoagie also comes full of fresh meats, cheese, and veggies. You can taste the best in Primo Hoagies or Campo's Deli. A tomato pie (also called gravy pie or church pie) is a kind of pizza made without cheese. Taste this wonder in Freelance Pizza, Pizzeria Bedia, Cacia's Bakery, and others.
You will find more locations with public art in Philadelphia than anywhere else: in parks, down the street, museums, open spaces, and galleries. Visit the President's House where G. Washington and J. Adams lived and walk the Independence National Historical Park; see the Museum of the American Revolution, or walk the Franklin Square. Enjoy the Adventure Aquarium or Philadelphia Museum of Art, or Philadelphia Zoo.
Another place of interest is the Institute of Contemporary Art that allows visitors at no charge. This place possesses the works of emerging and yet unknown artists for over 60 years. And, when you want to walk or ride a bike in nature, go to Wissahickon Valley Park.
Best Bars and Clubs
Philadelphia is sometimes called the city of Brotherly Love. Whether you want to get to know locals, have a drink to relax on a Saturday night, or just have some fun exploring the city, visit some most fantastic bars. Friday Saturday Sunday, Bob and Barbara's Lounge, or Palizzi Social Club can be a great fit.
Though this will not be a traditional nightclub experience, try the Stratus Rooftop Lounge on the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia with its amazing views and relaxing vibes to listen to DJs and celebrities. Drinks are pricey here, and a dress code is enforced, but this place is worth visiting.
Young people should experience the dance music of the Barbary, while seasoned nightlife goers would admire Upstairs at the Khyber with its old school sole parties.
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