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A bus rental in Philadelphia can help you navigate through the large city with ease and in style.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is the biggest city in Pennsylvania and is home to more than 1.5 million people. The city is a city of firsts, and has a rich heritage and history. A lot of historical events happened here.

It also has a handful of monickers, such as the City of Brotherly Love, Cradle of Liberty, The City that Loves you Back, The Birthplace of America, The Quaker City, The City of Neighborhoods, among others.

Get on a bus rental in Philadelphia and find out why the city has earned these nicknames.

Now is the time to visit on a bus rental in Philadelphia.

Whether it is the first time for you to visit Philadelphia or you have been here before, you will find that the city will or can still surprise you. From learning about its history to enjoying a wide selection of outdoor activities, to admiring the city's natural beauty, to enjoying the dining and shopping experience it offers, you will find that you can have a unique experience. These are just some of the reasons why you should get on a bus rental in Philadelphia and visit now.

Arts & Culture

Philadelphia Arts and Culture

When it comes to arts and culture, Philadelphia has a lot to offer. For one, the state has a great number of museums, arts venues and attractions to choose from. You can also get your fill of jazz music, art installations, and architectural treasures.

Be sure to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130), where you could spend an entire day seeing everything! Drop by the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building across the street where you can admire the Art Deco architecture of the building and the many design-related exhibits. You could also visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where you could find the works of Mary Cassatt, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and other great American painters.

Then head out to the city center and admire the City Hall, along with the sculpture of William Penn at the top.

Later on, you can go to the Bridgette Mayer Gallery near Washington Square, where you can see the works of both established and up-and-coming artists. Then on to the Dream Garden, where you can find more than 100,000 pieces of glass works, or go see the LOVE sculpture at LOVE Park. Speaking of sculptures, visit the Rodin Museum and admire the Gates of Hell and the Thinker.

When night falls, you can check out the Art After 5 program, which includes film showings, gallery talks, special tours and live music. Or you could check out the Friday evening events at Barnes Foundation, which houses hundreds of paintings from Impressionist masters, early modern artists and post-Impressionist artists. The foundation also has decorative arts and African masks on display. You can then stroll down the Avenue of the Arts and enjoy the theater shows or live music such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Academy of Music, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, or at the Wilma Theatre. There is also the Philadelphia Theatre Company, which calls the Suzanne Roberts Theatre their home.

If you want to buy art, then go to the Art Shop at Moore College of Art and Design.

Restaurants & Shopping

Philadelphia Restaurants and Shopping

Shopping in Philadelphia would take you to various shopping districts, the biggest retail centers and stasmall businesses. Everything you need is here and the choices are unbelievable. As a bonus, you would be treated to tax-free shopping when you buy shoes and clothes too! Drop by Urban Outfitters (Philadelphia, PA 19104), where you can find the coolest fashions for men and women, plus house ware. You can also drop by Duke and Winston where the guys can look for clothes that help them look like a GQ model. Stroll down Chestnut St., where you could visit the Shops at Liberty Place, which include Nine West, Godiva Chocolates and J. Crew. Or you can go to Walnut St. and visit the huge Banana Republic and the cluster of retailers at Shops at the Bellevue.

Midtown Village, on the other hand, can give you unique clothing shops, along with Duross and Langel, Open House and Scarlet Fiorella. Looking for some dazzle? Go to Jewelers' Row. Or you can go to Market Street where you find Charlie's Jeans, Foster's Urban Homeware, Smak Parlour, Sugarcube and J. Karma, along with other must-visit boutiques.

In the southern part of the city, you can go to the Italian Market (Philadelphia, PA 19147), where you can get the freshest produce, cheese and meats.

Lastly, you can buy the great food, fresh produce and tasty sandwiches at the oldest farmers' market: Reading Terminal Market.

Dining. If you think that Philadelphia is limited to cheesesteaks, then that only means you have not truly experienced Pennsylvania. The city is awashed with restaurants that can provide you with the best cuisines from all over the world.

But okay, say you are craving for the best cheesesteaks in the world, then you have come to the right place. Be sure to visit:

  • Campo's Deli (Philadelphia, PA. 19106)
  • Cosmi's Deli
  • Dalessandro's (Philadelphia, PA 19128)
  • Geno's Steaks
  • Ishkabibbles
  • Jim's Steaks
  • John's Roast Pork
  • Pat's King of Steaks
  • Steaks on South
  • Steve's Price of Steaks
  • Tony Luke's

Another Philadelphia specialty is the roast pork sandwiches and the best restaurants to get these include:

  • Chickie's Italian Deli
  • Paesano's
  • Sarcone's Deli
  • Shank's Original
  • The Corner Foodery
  • Tommy DiNic's Roast Pork and Beef

The city also has a vibrant Italian community and this has influenced every part of the city's culture, including food. And this has also given the city an ever-growing number of pizza restaurants. If you want to sample the city's best pizza places, check out:

  • Birra
  • Blackbird Pizzeria
  • Bufad Pizza
  • Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant
  • Kennett
  • Lazaro's Pizzeria & Grill
  • Marra's Cucina Italiana
  • Nomad Pizza
  • Osteria
  • Pizza Brain
  • Pizzeria Stella
  • Santucci's Pizza

Foodies, however, know that the best place to eat in Philadelphia is East Passyunk Ave., where you could find these local favorites: Le Virtu, Will, Noir, Ristorante Tre Scalini, Chaaya Cafe, Cantina Los Caballitos, Mr. Martino's Trattoria, Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar, Izumi and Fond.

Other places worth trying out includes Chinatown, where you could find cheap and delicious food, Dim Sum Garden, Pho 75, or try out the city's food trucks and order a felafel!

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Sports is a big part of a Philadelphian's life, so it is no wonder why the city offers you a lot of sports-related activities and attractions. Feel like a true local as you root for one of the many professional sports teams in the city, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Wings, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Eagles. Watch them play at some of the best sporting venues in the city and nearby places, such as:

Pennsylvania Golf and Sport Venues
  • 2300 Arena
  • Citizens Bank Park
  • Class of 1923 Arena
  • Daskalakis Athletic Center
  • Franklin Field
  • Liacouras Center
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • McCarthy Stadium
  • Meiklejohn Stadium
  • Penn Park
  • Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society
  • Racquet Club of Philadelphia
  • Trocadero Theatre
  • Wells Fargo Center

Golf courses in the city include Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Club (Philadelphia, PA 19145), Cobbs Creek Golf Club, Bala Golf Club, Walnut Lane Golf Club, Juniata golf course, Philadelphia Cricket Club, John F. Byrne Golf Course, Torresdale Frankford Country Club, Island Green Country Club, and Quartette Golf Club.

There are also a variety of sporting events that you could catch here, including the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, Blue Cross Broad Street Run, The Penn Relays, Philadelphia Marathon, Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, Boathouse Row, and the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Philadelphia Historical Sites and Landmarks

Philadelphia holds the distinction of being the birthplace of democracy. And many significant events took place at Historic Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park. There are a lot of historic places here that would inspire you to learn more about the country's history. History buffs would love Philadelphia for its 300 years worth of history!

Be sure to visit Historic Philadelphia, where a lot of historic sites are clustered together, such as the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Further, you can get on a bus rental in Philadelphia and enjoy the houses on Elfreth's Alley, the oldest street in the United States. If you like what you see, you can learn more about the houses at the Elfreth's Alley Museum. You should also see the Betsy Ross House who sewed the first flag.

Other history-related attractions you can visit here include:

  • Brandywine Battlefield Park
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Fireman's Hall Museum
  • Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • National Constitution Center
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Philadelphia Parks and Outdoor Activities

Fairmount Park is the first place you should go to for some outdoor fun. This is the biggest municipal park where you could go hiking, biking, boating, floating, blading, and everything in between.

Did you know that the city is also known as the cradle of horticulture? The city has several parts and gardens that you can visit, including:

  • Bartram's Garden
  • Delaware County Veterans Memorial
  • Franklin Square
  • Morris Arboretum
  • PHS Pop Up Garden
  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
  • The New Race Street Pier
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

Outdoor activities. What outdoor activities are available in Philadelphia and where can you do them?

  • Swimming and boating. The city has great rivers and lakes where you could go boating. There are great swimming options as well. Check out Nockamixon State Park, North Shore Swim Club, and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.
  • Running and hiking. The city has great paths for walking, running, and backpacking, especially at these places: Valley Forge National Historical Park, Franklin field, Penn Park, Drexel Park, Sacks Playground, Liberty Lands, Liberties Walk, and Triangle Dog Park.
  • Fishing and hunting. The Schuylkill Banks, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Green Lane Park, Peace Valley park, Core Creek Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park are great options for hunting and fishing.
  • Horseback riding. Go ride horses at the Chamounix Equestrian Center, Haycock Stables Inc., and Horse Shoe Trail.
  • Rock climbing. Try bouldering and rock climbing at Livesy Rock, Ringing Rocks Park, and Ralph Stover State Park. You can also zip line at Spring Mountain.
  • Others. The city is a great place for disc golf, playing frisbee, geo-caching, or getting on a hot-air balloon.

Zoos & Aquariums

Philadelphia Zoos and Aquariums

Love animals? Go to the The Philadelphia Zoo (Philadelphia, PA 19104), where you can visit a Victorian garden as well as 1,300 animals. It is the first zoo in the country and some of the animals it houses are endangered.

Other Points of Interest

First, you should visit the oldest science museum in the United States: The Franklin Institute. Then check out the The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps, as well as the Please Touch Museum.

Philadelphia Other Points of Interests

LGBT travelers would love Philadelphia because of its gay-friendly culture. After all, the city is where the first gay rights demonstrations were held. It was also one of the pioneers to pass a law against gay discrimination. It has a large LGBT community too, so why not drop by and explore the LGBT attractions such as:

  • Blendo
  • Brew Ha Ha!
  • Bump
  • Capogiro
  • El Vez
  • Giovanni's Room
  • ICandy
  • Lolita
  • Mixto
  • Shampoo
  • Sisters
  • Tavern on Camac
  • The Westbury
  • Uncle's

Another unique itinerary idea is to get on a bus rental in Philadelphia and visit the many places of worship in the city. Philadelphia is home to more than 800 churches, mosques and temples. Some of these are historic churches, such as Gloria Dei, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Bryn Athyn, and Shiloh Baptist.

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