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    It's not a very big city, but it has lots of historical and informational buildings, such as the museums, the independence hall, the liberty bell and many more! Also, it has several local parks for the community to enjoy and relax along with lots of delicious cuisines and delicacies.

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    Most people LOVE Philly. I thought it was fun and had a lot to offer, but I wasn't wowed by the places I ate or things I saw. Maybe it just reminded me too much of my own hometown (Boston). I did however find a few of their traditions to be such a great time, particularly the NYE Mummers festival. Such an unusual sight that I was surprised to see had such a die-hard following.

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  • PhiladelphiaPro 2014
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    I have been told that Philadelphians have an inferiority complex about their city. The way every conversation about Philly elicits comments about "world's highest." "world's best," "America's first" or "oldest" suggests that what I've been told may be right. However, there is no reason for the inferiority complex. Philadelphia does have a storied history, worthy museums, people I have found to be friendly (although lousy at giving directions), and of course cheesesteak. It also seems to be a city that is disjointed, in search of new purposes. I find its massive center city architecture overbearing and its South Street culture delightful. The two don't seem to mesh, physically or psychologically.

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    Historically one of America's most significant cities. So much American history to explore in this city!

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    Lots of people generously helping you take photos, may ask for tip but you have an option to say no :)

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    Philadelphia has more character than your average US city. It's got lots of history for a new world city some top tier museums. The food and bar scene has developed by leaps and bounds the past few years. The outing neighborhood are also interesting due to the fact of being settled by immigrants for the past couple hundred years.

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    Philadelphia is one of the American cities that are full of history and character, with a long list of interesting and unique historical and cultural sites. As they say, America started here... George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, American Constitution, Declaration of Independence… the list goes on… To top it all, Philadelphia is a walkable city, filled with parks and gardens, lots of cultural sites and activities, huge number of gourmet restaurants featuring the best in international and local cuisine. There are many interesting sites within an hour or so of driving from Philadelphia – Longwood Gardens, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton, Atlantic City, New Jersey beaches. Philadelphia is only a couple of hours (give or take) away from New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – it’s a great central location to explore the best of the East Coast.

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    Definitely recommend you take a quick stop over at Jim's Steaks for the most amazing Philly Cheese steak sandwich ever! Line is a little long, but worth it!

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    I went to grad school at Temple University, and ended up living there for 15 years. Now, when I go back to visit my father, I cannot even stand to be there. I never loved Philly, which always felt smaller and less diverse than NYC. Now, there are lots of great historical sites and museums, so it is worth a visit.

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    Philadelphia is a great city with a lot of history and several excellent small museums. A quick ride on AMTRAK makes it a great day or weekend trip from New York City.

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    I was born in the suburbs about 15 miles from the city. I love Philly and they have the best cheese steaks. Don't forget the cheezzee wiz and onions!

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    One of the US's most important cities historically. It is a must see for people interested in the early founding of the country. The city center has a lot of beautiful brown stones, and is a pleasure to walk around.

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    It's "Phil-thy" City of Brotherly Love!! I'm just across the bridge in Jersey and I love Philly, but I can't stand the Eagles!!

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    Philly will always be in my heart. Probably the biggest secret in the US. The bar and restaurant scenen is out of this world. You could go somewhere everyday for a year and still not get close to being in every establishment. There is also a great music and art scene that will keep your weekends jam packed. Also a beer lover's paradise and I am all for that!

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    The City of Brotherly Love is conveniently close to me, and I do enjoy going there. There are many excellent restaurants of all varieties, The Art Museum is awesome, check out South St. and Penn's landing. The nation's first hospital and medical school are here, and the Zoo is also first in the nation I believe. The Independence hall area and Olde City exemplify colonial life in the U.S.A. Franklin Institute, is fun especially for kids, and the Kimmel Center is a must see for anyone who loves classical music. There are many fine hotels, my favorite is the Four Seasons. Oh yes Philly has the Phillies, Flyers, 76er's and the Eagles!

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    Not a bad place to live but a good place to visit. Tons of history to experience and great places to eat. Also in a good location if you want to visit multiple cities in the Northeast.

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    "Philadelphia's importance and central location in the colonies made it a natural center for America's revolutionaries. The city hosted the First Continental Congress before the war; the Second Continental Congress, which signed the United States Declaration of Independence, during the war; and the Constitutional Convention (1787) after the war. Several battles were fought in and near Philadelphia as well."

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  • Philadelphia

    The city of brotherly (sisterly!) love - great city with a sometimes less than pleasant rap. It has high brow, low brow, and history - whats not to love <3

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    They say life is what happens when you're making other plans. Never intended to spend almost fifteen years of my life year, but glad I did. One of the world's great cities, despite the massive inferiority complex that Philly has.

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    Pleasantly surprising for a city known to be gritty among U.S. East Coast standards. Lots to offer in terms of culture, arts, and food. There is a ton of history here, with the Liberty Bell among some of the more well-known sites. If eating is your thing, Philadelphia boasts some of the best Italian food (not just the cheesesteaks) in the U.S., and BYOB is a big thing too. People love their sports teams so make sure not to wear the opposing team's colors when a game is played. Education is also a strong point - Philly boasts three major universities, including the University of Pennsylvania. Lots to do over a weekend - you likely won't be disappointed here.

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The original capital of the nation, Philadelphia was laid out by William Penn Jr in 1682, on a grid system that was to provide the pattern for most American cities. It was envisaged as a "greene countrie towne," traces of which are still discernable. Just a few blocks away from the noise and crowds of downtown, shady cobbled alleys stand lined with red-brick colonial houses, while the peace and quiet of huge Fairmount Park make it easy to forget you're in a major metropolis. Settled by Quakers, Philadelphia prospered swiftly on the back of trade and commerce, and by the 1750s had become the second … 

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