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Philly, short for Philadelphia, is the biggest city in Pennsylvania and the first American city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage City. The city's name comes from a Greek term meaning "brotherly love," which is fitting given its history of tolerance and freedom for everyone. The history of the American Revolution may be studied here better than anywhere else. You may also chow down on a Philly cheesesteak. Have a worry-free journey to Philadelphia by reserving a vehicle with Enjoy Travel in advance.

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Philadelphia, the country's former capital, is located on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey banks of the Delaware River. New York City, to the northwest, is its most important neighbour.

Climate in Philadelphia

Average summer temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 77 degrees Fahrenheit from June through September. The majority of the city's annual precipitation falls during the summer. It averages about 49 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the winter months of December through March. September is a great month to visit since it gets just enough rain to be comfortable and has enough sunlight to enjoy some outdoor activities.


The Lenape nation's native people have lived in the Greater Philadelphia region for millennia. William Penn, a leader among the Quakers, met with their head Tamanend in 1682 and discussed the establishment of a new city. Philadelphia transformed into a culturally rich and ethnically varied metropolis throughout the subsequent decades. The first black autonomous church in the United States was founded here, and the first broad strike by the American working class took place.

Things To Do in Philadelphia

Stroll around the city streets

Philadelphia is full of must-see attractions, and most of them are within walking distance from everywhere in the city. Look out for memorials to historical leaders like Benjamin Franklin and William Penn as you stroll the city's streets. There are over a thousand of them, and they don't all feature affluent politicians. Here, you’ll find Joan of Arc, Mary Dyer, Chief Tamanend, and Octavius Catto, among others. Oh, and if you're a fan of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky series, you'll be thrilled to see a monument of Rocky Balboa, the series' protagonist.

Explore the myriad of beautiful parks

You'll be amazed by the size of Fairmount Park, which is even larger than Central Park. One of the biggest park systems in the United States, it has many beautiful recreational areas over 2000 acres. Park is on both the east and west sides of the Schuylkill River, thus its name. Spend at least a day exploring the park on foot or by bike to get the most out of it, stopping at popular attractions including Concourse Lake and the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

The next stop should be at Independence National Historical Park, where you may see various monuments commemorating the fight for American independence. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both ratified and George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army at the Independence Hall, which was once the State House of Pennsylvania. Just across the street stands the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of freedom that bears the biblical inscription "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof." Not just the Founding Fathers, but the suffragists and civil rights activists who came after them, placed a high value on this section of the city.

Spend an afternoon with art & culture

Philadelphia is home to several museums and art galleries that are perfect for a leisurely day of learning and reflection. Impressionist masterpieces by painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt are among the more than 240,000 pieces on exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Among the museum's earlier displays are mediaeval German armour, Chinese imperial arrowheads, and works by Picasso, Tagore, and Rembrandt. There's also the African American Museum, where you can find out more about slavery, the civil rights struggle, and the African-Americans' impact on American culture.

Eating Out in Philadelphia

Philadelphians enjoy a wide variety of cuisines because of the city's openness to fusion and diversity. Some of the best restaurants in town are listed here. Located in the heart of downtown, Franny Lou's Porch is a cosy café honouring the lives of two black revolutionaries. The menu is stocked entirely with alcoholic and edible items named after revolutionary leaders. Call an Anti-Capitalist for a bacon and egg sandwich; sip an Angela Davis or Dorothy Stang on a hot day. Nan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodle House is a Chinatown institution that pays homage to a culinary heritage with its roots in central Asia by serving only noodles made the traditional way: by hand. The oxtail noodle soup comes highly recommended, especially when you pair it with a side of chicken mushroom dumplings. Tacos de canasta is the house speciality of La Canasta Restaurant Grill, but don't be put off by the name. This restaurant is one of the few in Philadelphia that successfully combines enticing foreign flavours with attentive service. Fork, a New American restaurant with a clean modernist vibe and a constantly rotating menu, is very popular among the millennial generation. Local farmers provide all of the ingredients for their recipes.



To get to your hotel from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which is situated 7 miles outside of the city, you may use the local rail. It may be more fun to do the road trip if you're leaving from New York or Washington DC. Philadelphia, like most other American cities, has access to national bus and train networks like Greyhound and Amtrak.

Getting Around Philadelphia

Using public transportation like buses, trolleys, or regional trains to get about Philadelphia is a great way to save money. SEPTA, the local public transportation organisation, oversees all of these. You may see the highlights of Philadelphia in a short amount of time by purchasing a pass for use on the PHLASH Downtown Loop bus. Travellers who want to see many places in a short period of time or who are looking for more convenience or independence often choose to hire cars.

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FAQs about car hire in Philadelphia

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Philadelphia

Car hiring prices in Philadelphia start at $32.32 per day .
The minimum age to hire a car in Philadelphia is 21.
The distance between Philadelphia Airport and the city centre of Philadelphia is around 12.6 miles.
The distance between New York and Philadelphia is around 94,1 miles - 1hr 38 minutes drive.

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