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It’s Always Happening In Philadelphia

Northern Liberties

Philadelphia may be best known for its starring role in the formation of the United States. This city of 1.54 million is, after all, the birthplace of the American Revolution — a role well represented by such historical attractions as The Franklin Institute, which contains Benjamin Franklin’s National Memorial; the highly interactive National Constitution Center; and Liberty Bell Center, housing America’s most famously flawed bell. But modern-day Philly is also the place to ring a few bells of the nightlife variety.

While most of Philadelphia’s attractions are within easy walking distance of the downtown area, visitors can also let someone else do the driving. The Phila Trolley and Big Bus Company provides plenty of transportation options, including trips by shuttle, trolley… even double-decker buses. The company’s friendly drivers can also get you around town after dark, allowing you to safely hit such neighborhood hot spots as the always-happening Old City district with its numerous college and sports bars, as well as dance and music clubs.

Famous Philly Cheesesteak

Night owls can also be found hanging out in hip-hopping South Philly and in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, known for an incredible array of jazz-flavored music venues.

And food lovers will not be disappointed. On the high-end, Philadelphia is honored with restaurants from such culinary powerhouses as Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto restaurant) and Jose Garces (Amada). The two chefs, both prestigious Iron Chef America winners, have chosen to locate their eateries on Chestnut Street in the historic Old City district.

But, there’s no need to spend a lot to savor the true flavor of Philly. Budget-conscious travelers in search of discount dining deals will find a wide assortment of outlets that sell hoagies, soft pretzels and the ever-tasty cheesesteak sandwich.

Philadelphia, you definitely know how to party.

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