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Philadelphia One of the most historic cities in America, is filled with notable museums, bumping nightlife, beloved sports teams and a thriving restaurants scene.

Philadelphia  One of the most historic cities in America, is filled with notable museums, bumping nightlife, beloved sports teams and a thriving restaurants scene.

Population: 1.553.165

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country,  is one of the United States' most visited cities. 

Philadelphia is an ideal place to spend a time, is known for its arts and culture. Be sure to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed. Both are part of Independence National Historic Park. Philadelphia also boasts some outstanding art museums, including the Rodin Museum.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of many area attractions honoring the life and work of Benjamin Franklin, the city's most famous ambassador. After digesting all of that history, be sure you save room for a classic Philly cheese steak sandwich.

Philadelphia is the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is highly variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.

The January daily average is 0.6 °C), in a normal winter, the temperature frequently rises to 10 °C. July averages 25.6 °C, although heat waves accompanied by high humidity and heat indices are frequent. The average window for freezing temperatures is November allowing a growing season.

Once here, you’ll have no trouble navigating around the region. The best ways to get around Center City (Philadelphia’s downtown) are by foot, taxi or public transportation.

Aside from walking, Philadelphia’s excellent transit system is the best way to get around town. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the nation’s fifth-largest transit system. SEPTA’s vast network of bus, subway, and trolley commuter services will get you anywhere you need to go or at least very close.

The Market-Frankford Line and Trolleys quickly connect several highly visited neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

SEPTA Regional Rail connects you with all of the surrounding areas to conveniently take you to popular destinations. SEPTA’s Airport Line directly connects the airport with Philadelphia’s Center City in under 25 minutes.

One-way Ticket: 2.25 $

Monthly Pass: 92.00 $

Independence National Historic Park: Is home to Philadelphia's most important and historic tourist attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Congress Hall. Numerous historic buildings line the cobbled streets and provide insight into some of America's early history.

The liberty bell: Has long been a symbol of freedom and independence in the United States. It went on tour around the country in the late 19th C in an effort to inspire a sense of freedom and conquer divisions left by the Civil War. The bell completed its journey in Philadelphia in 1915, where it has remained.

The Philadelphia City Center: Is home to some interesting areas and sites, both old and new. The main attractions are the landmark City Hall with its outstanding Gothic tower, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, along with a modest Chinatown and numerous other architectural delights.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art:
 Contains one of the United States largest collections of art. It is housed in a neoclassical building fronted by a broad set of stairs which became famous after their use in the well know American "Rocky" films.


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