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Philadelphia Attractions and Activities

The 14 museums exhibit enough proof of the concepts of life and liberty pursued here. Museums include: Academy of Natural Sciences, African American Museum, Atwater Kent Museum, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Adventure Museum, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, National Liberty Museum, Please Touch Museum, National Constitution Centre, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

There are some impressive retreats amongst the bustling city. Take time to enjoy the delightful Longwood Gardens, which is home to exotic plants and majestic trees. The Gardens at Morris Arboretum is an integrated and inter-disciplinary centre. Children enjoy a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, which is home to more than 1600 animals. They also relish entertaining day trips to Hershey Chocolate Factory and Pennsylvania Dutch Country.       

Philadelphia is not just the birthplace of democracy; it is the birthplace of discovery and invention as well. Don’t miss Lights of Liberty Show, Betsy Ross House, Eastern State Penitentiary, Elfreth’s Alley, Franklin’s Grave and Fort Mifflin. See the media rows and lockers of Flyers, Sixers, Soul and Wings at the Wachovia Centre. They even conduct shows and concerts for the benefit of the public. Lincoln Financial Field Tour gives you a glance at the state-of-the-art-facilities here. One can enjoy the well-facilitated sports centres or be a spectator at any of the league games. QVC Studio Tour is a fascinating tour of electronic retailing. Tour Philadelphia by any of these methods: Ride the Ducks, River Link Ferry and Big Bus Company.   

The Bach Festival, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, Jam on the River, Folk Festival, Popnoise Festival, International Gay and Lesbian Festival and The International Auto Show are events awaited by enthusiasts. 

The Gallery at Market East has over 130 shops and eat-outs, conveniently located from Pennsylvania Convention Centre. Franklin Mills is an excellent destination for the high-end shoppers. Nightlife is fun, with many hotspots conveniently located close by. Enjoy dining, dancing and live music shows at night. City Food Tours, African American Museum and Reading Terminal Market are activities highly enjoyed by travellers.  

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