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Philadelphia


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and the 5th most populous in the United States over all. As of 2005, Philadelphia's population was estimated as 1,463,281, with 5,823,23 living in the metropolitan area.

The city is known as the "City of Brotherly Love" as its name stems from the Greek, philos (meaning "love") adelphos (meaning "brother"). Other nicknames include "Birthplace of America", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", and simply "Philly".

Some of the attractions in Philadelphia include:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Facts


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  • Professional sports teams in Philadelphia include the AHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the American football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Major League Baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in Philadelphia is the University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania is coeducational private non-sectarian research university. The university of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740, and is one of the eight members of the Ivy League.

  • The main airport for Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Some of the major companies headquartered in Philadelphia include Cigna, CIGNA, Comcast and Sunoco.

  • Philadelphia is home to the "cheesesteak" - known outside of the city as "Philadelphia cheesesteak", "Philly cheesesteak", or "steak and cheese". It is a sandwich made in a long Italian roll, filled with thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese. Optionally, grilled onions, sautéd green peppers, mushrooms and sauces may be added.

  • In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read out in three cities: Trenton, New Jersey, Easton, Pennsylvania, and of course, Philadelphia.

  • Philadelphia's nicknames include "City of Homes", "Filthadelphia or Filthydelphia", "Philly", "Quaker City", "The Athens of America", "The Big Scrapple", "The City of Brotherly Love", "The City That Loves You Back", and "The Workshop of the World".

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Fodor's Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

PUBLISHERS GROUP UK
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (232 pages)

Fodor s Philadelphia (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Philadelphia highlights the best the City of Brotherly Love has to offer:  famous historic sites in Independence National Historical Park, world-class museums along Ben Franklin Parkway, and the ongoing culinary renaissance. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the local cuisine at Reading Terminal Market to Philadelphia’s iconic landmarks like the Rocky Steps, the LOVE Statue, and Boathouse Row in Fairmont Park.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Philadelphia
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as the Independence National Historical Park, Fairmount Park, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Parkway Museums, Old City, and South Street
· Side trips from Philadelphia including the Brandywine Valley, Valley Forge, and Bucks County
· Coverage of Historic Downtown, Center City, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount, South Philadelphia, University City and West Philadelphia, Northwestern Philadelphia, Northeastern Philadelphia, and City Line Avenue

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-28
Paperback (208 pages)

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Make the most of your visit to the historic sights and attractions Pennsylvania's capital and countryside have to offer with this guide by your side. Take a relaxed Old City ramble—site of the iconic Liberty Bell—or enjoy a concert at Penn's Landing, then finish your day by dining at the best restaurants. With fantastic photography and illustrations of all the must-see sights, plus detailed suggestions for those who wish to venture farther afield to visit Gettysburg or Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this guide gives you everything you need to plan the perfect trip.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

Explorer's Guide Eastern Pennsylvania: Includes Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Amish Country & the Poconos (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

By Laura Randall

Brand: Countryman Press
Released: 2012-06-04
Paperback (400 pages)

Explorer s Guide Eastern Pennsylvania: Includes Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Amish Country & the Poconos (Second Edition)  (Explorer s Complete)
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From natural areas and historic areas in and around Philadelphia to the Amish markets of Lancaster Countyn, and much more, this guide offers great guidance for this fascinating region.

From natural areas and historic areas in and around Philadelphia to the Amish markets of Lancaster County; from historic battlefields at Valley Forge and Gettysburg to the antiques shops of Bucks County and the leisure resorts and quiet nature trails of the Pocono Mountains, this guide offers great guidance for this fascinating region. Areas covered are all within easy driving distance of most East Coast states.

Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-05-02
Paperback (48 pages)

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DO YOU KNOW…

WHAT big celebration drew nine million people to

Philadelphia--in 1875?

(Hint: It was another "Philly first.")

WHICH invention dedicated in 1946 at the University

of Pennsylvania greatly contributed to the birth of the

Information Age?

(Hint: The "baby" weighed 30 tons!)

Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™ Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.

Frommer's Philadelphia day by day

By Reid Bramblett

Frommermedia
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s Philadelphia day by day
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Frommer's Philadelphia Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. With full-color throughout with hundreds of evocative photos, this invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By Karrie Gavin

MOON
Released: 2017-06-13
Paperback (400 pages)

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)
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See Philadelphia Like a Local with Moon Travel Guides!

As America's first UNESCO World Heritage City, Philadelphia's well-preserved homes and historic churches mingle with modern skyscrapers, restaurants, and galleries. Explore the timeless City of Brotherly Love with Moon Philadelphia!

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps
  • See the Sights: Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to soak up some American history, or jog up the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art steps just like Rocky. Relax in Rittenhouse Square, stroll along the Schuykill River Trail, or catch a concert on the Avenue of the Arts. Tour Edgar Allen Poe's home, hike through peaceful Wissahickon Park, or visit the beautiful Philadelphia Zoo
  • Get a Taste of the City: Centuries-old mom-and-pop eateries share the streets with stylish bistros and Iron-Chef-run restaurants. But don't worry: we've found the top five places for you to grab an authentic Philly Cheesesteak
  • Bars and Nightlife: Beer gardens and upscale martini bars; pubs with fierce karaoke and trivia competitions; and churches converted into music venues and dance clubs: Philly's nightlife has it all
  • Trusted Advice: Philly native Karrie Gavin shares the ins and outs of her beloved hometown
  • Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "Fun and Free Philly," "Top 10 for Kids," and the three-day best of Philadelphia, as well as day trips to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Brandywine Valley, or Bucks County
  • Maps and Tools: Full-color photos and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
  • Tips for All Travelers: Including advice for LGBTQ visitors, travelers with disabilities, seniors, and families traveling with children or pets
With Moon Philadelphia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the state? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Pennsylvania.

A Kid's Guide to Philadelphia

By Ellen W. Leroe

Twin Lights Publishers
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A Kid s Guide to Philadelphia
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A Kid's Guide to Philadelphia uses a dictionary format to showcase sizzling sites and awesome attractions from A to Z, brought vividly to life in eye-popping color photographs by Paul Scharff. This soft cover gem isn't a snooze cruise of boring facts, but a shake-you-wide-awake blast of nonstop adventures and activities. Kids will find out where to see a fire-breathing bronze dragon, and an alien being from outer space that is made from steel. They'll learn where to meet 30 of the biggest, baddest and boniest dinos, dive deep in a real World War II submarine, or slide down the jumbo-sized Phanatic Shoe at the Phillies' ball park. Kids, grownups, and readers of all ages will want to jump onboard this rollicking tour bus of a book, and giggle at, point to, and admire all the sensational stops along the way of this unforgettable Philadelphia adventure.

Lonely Planet Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By John Spelman

Lonely Planet
Paperback (232 pages)

Lonely Planet Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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A guide to Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this title is full of helpful advice on what to see, where to go, local customs, where to stay and other useful hints for the traveller.

Philadelphia Travel Journal: Blank Travel Notebook (6x9), 108 Lined Pages, Soft Cover (Blank Travel Journal)(Travel Journals To Write In)(US Flag)

By Dartan Creations

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (110 pages)

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Unguided Blank Travel Journals For Adventure People

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Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America's Heritage

By Michael Milne

Globe Pequot Press
Released: 2015-01-20
Paperback (240 pages)

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America s Heritage
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Winner of a 2015 Book-of-the-Year award from the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter.

Experience the founding of America in the city where it all began by strolling the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide takes a fresh approach to the historic district; going beyond such popular sights as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, highlighting over 50 attractions and unique spots overlooked by other guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail provides the colorful history of each sight along with practical travel information. Historic tidbits sprinkled throughout engage visitors of all ages:

* Learn the shocking story of Benjamin Franklin's electric turkey experiment.

* Tour the sight of the first bank robbery in America in 1798, and learn how the hapless criminal was captured when he deposited the pilfered funds back into the very same bank.

* Read about the unsung Quaker woman who saved George Washington's army from destruction.

Easy to follow maps break the trail into segments. It also includes suggested side trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin. Complete with lodging, dining, family-friendly options, and practical travel information,
Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses visitors in history right where it happened.


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