Philadelphia Travel Guide by:Julie Bowman
Philadelphia is a city dear to the hearts of Americans because of its early role in as a history maker. Philadelphia is the "cradle of the nation" located between Boston and Washington, DC in Pennsylvania's southeast region. The Delaware River borders Philadelphia as does the Schuylkill River. The signing of the Declaration of Independence, on 4 July 1776, took place in Philadelphia's Independence Hall.
Activity holiday tours arranged by local tour operators offer the best of Philadelphia - a productive and progressive industrial and commercial centre. Industries besides oil processing include electrical, chemical, printing and publishing. Philadelphia's cultural heritage lies in its many theatres, concert halls, libraries and museums. It is a university town, as well as the home of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, recognised worldwide as one of the finest orchestras in the world.
Activity holiday enthusiasts who travel on tours to Philadelphia find the most affordable tours are found by contacting local tour operators. Local tour operators have access to low cost airfares and accommodation. Philadelphia means "city of brotherly love" and yet it is where the Revolutionary War began, which led to the unification of the colonies into a single nation.
Activity holiday tours in Philadelphia may include the American Music Theatre, site of operas, music drama, musical comedy and experimental work and cabaret productions. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum displays many contemporary works by American artists including Andy Warhol.
The museums and cultural centres in Philadelphia number far more than one can visit in a few days. Tourists on activity holiday tours of Philadelphia choose sites to visit based on personal preference. However, it is in the Old City where one discovers the story of the city and its role in American history.
Philadelphia offers many restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment facilities where visitors will find delicious food and drinks, trendy apparel, nightclubs and sports and health facilities.
A number of do-it-yourself tours designed by local tour operators include the most popular sights and www.puretravel.com features tours. See Philadelphia at your own pace. The walking tours through Fairmont Park, the city centre and the Old City lead to interesting and entertaining sites. Walking tours along the waterfront are relaxing and allow time for communing with nature.
Downtown walking tours lead to Point State Park, Heinz Hall for Performing Arts and Bessemer Court at Station Square. Here you can browse through a shopping centre for elegant and expensive tastes. A riverside walk leads to interesting industrial remnants and market shops.
Philadelphia International Airport serves the largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is approximately 11 kilometres from downtown Philadelphia and is accessible by car, taxi, bus or train service. There are seven terminals, with Concourses A-W located within the terminals. The airport provides air service to 32.2 million passengers annually, four million of which are international passengers.
Philadelphia International Airport offers restaurants serving delicious food and drinks and has many retail shops and with economical pricing. Interesting and eye-catching artwork decks the walls of the airport. Volunteers assisting passengers are friendly and readily available throughout the airport. A special hospitality service cares for passengers stranded by flight delays or cancellations.
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