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  • Philadelphia and SurroundsPro 2014
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    Philadelphia and the surrounds has lots to do both indoors and outdoors. It is also the start of democracy in US. Many history museums to visit. You will need about 1 week to visit the major attraction in around the area. Disability access is limited in some areas due to curb cuts and sidewalks being narrow. Disability parking is extremely limited and to a point of not being found. One ways street make it difficult to navigate.

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    I've been living in Philly for the last 3 years while I attend school and it's come forward as one of my favorite cities. The mix of historical draw, thriving food and drink culture, and fantastic local event scene means that there is virtually always something to do in the city.

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    I'm probably biased, but I don't love Philly. Call me crazy! I know... It's got a lot of history, some wonderful museums and a fun culture to match (ask anyone around New Years about the mummers and you'll find out). It just isn't a place I felt immediately entranced by. Maybe it grows on you?

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    Phiadelphia is often overshadowed by it's nearby big sister New York but this historic city has a lot to offer.

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    Philadelphia is a bustling city at the heart of American history. The Schuylkill River serenely cuts through the city, which offers great restaurants and museums.

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    Pennsylvania has more covered bridges than any other state with over 197 still standing. (source pacoveredbridges.com) Covered bridges are also referred to as "kissing bridges" because young couples could steal a kiss without being seen. I took these photos as part of a self guided tour in northern Chester County. Northern Chester county is a beautiful area to drive with old horse farms and rolling hills.

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    Awesome!

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    Eastern State Penitentiary!!

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Steeped in history as the birthplace of America, outsiders have long declared Philly good for nothing more than a wholesome school field trip. But this vibrant city has more to offer than photo shoots of the Liberty Bell; recent years have seen the spiffing-up of several neighborhoods around Central City, meaning the addition of hip new eateries, boutiques and bars. A walk from South Philly's Italian Market (home to the famous cheesesteak) to the Gaybourhood in West Philly displays the full spectrum of the city's economic and ethnic diversity. Cross Schuylkill River to join studious twenty-somethings in their daytime walks across the U. Penn campus before they abandon their academic oasis in favor of drinks and cheap food. Be prepared for weather: this humid metropolis heats up in summer months and drops below freezing (sometimes accompanied by blizzards) during the long winter months.

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