Welcome to Philadelphia. The land wedged between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers is home to one of America’s greatest cities, boasting a variety of historic sights, museums, parks, and other points of interest. Philadelphia has an irreplaceable role in American history, as the site of the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This site is here to help you make the most out of your visit, and to show you what it is you will see here.
I decided to make this site to show you what I like about Philadelphia, and for you to find experiences of your own. I love Philadelphia, and I want to share that love by showing you what there is to love about this city, and to share my ideas and opinions about the many places found within the city. After all, this site takes a lot to maintain. I take satisfaction in helping people travel, as it is my own passion to do so.
Here are a few links to provide a better understanding of this site, myself, and my cause.
How to use this site
The purpose of this site is, as previously stated, to inform you about Philadelphia’s best attractions and help you form you itinerary and make the best out of your trip. At the beginning, the most popular and essential attractions will be featured, with more overlooked and obscure ones introduced later.
It should be noted that I am not a professional travel writer. I am a hobbyist, doing this for fun and personal satisfaction. I am not making any money off of this at all.
To make it manageable, the attractions are divided into five main categories: Historic Sights, Museums, Parks & Monuments, Points of Interest, and Venues. Historic Sights are primarily places dating from colonial Philadelphia, and those of the American Revolution. The Museums category is exactly what it sounds like; a page for Philadelphia’s many museums. Parks & Monuments is also self-explanatory, and ranges from green spaces to plazas. Points of Interest is anything that does not fit into any other category; they range from City Hall to the Adventure Aquarium. Venues is any place where you go to see an event, including stadiums and performing arts venues.
Each area is color coded by the triangle in the upper right hand corner of its picture on the category page. Red is Old City, blue is Society Hill, white is the Waterfront (see what I did there?), beige is Center City, dark green is the Parkway, light green is Fairmount Park, gold is Rittenhouse, magenta is University City, and gray is places outside of Central Philadelphia that are still a manageable distance away. Places outside that region are not color coded, and a town name is listed if necessary.
Oh, and by the way, this kind of goes without saying, but the ratings given to these attractions are completely opinionated. There will be sights that most people love, but I personally do not, and some that I personally love that most people do not. Bear that in mind, and feel free to disagree, so long as you respect my opinion.
Also, there’s one last thing I would like to say. Feel free to be spontaneous. Do not confine yourself to a specific itinerary on your travels, based on this site or not. Allow yourself to visit a place outside of your general interests. Broaden your horizons. Enjoy yourself. Make your travels both relaxing and educational. A balance between the two is what makes a great trip to a city like Philadelphia memorable.