As the capital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia boasts some of the best cultural treasures in the state, like the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. History buffs will be delighted to tour Independence Hall, where the United States Constitution was drafted. From the Franklin Institute to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there are plenty of fascinating exhibits to browse in 'The City of Brotherly Love '. Head to the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field to watch Philly's professional sports teams. You can cross the Delaware River to visit neighboring cities in New Jersey such as Camden and Trenton.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is connected to downtown Philadelphia via Interstate 95. You can also use SEPTA metro trains and streetcars to navigate the city. Located along the Delaware River, Fish Town and Queen Village are some of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Former brick warehouses in these districts have been converted to modern shops and inns. If you're looking to stay in a high rising hotel in the heart of the commercial district, consider booking a room in Market East or Rittenhouse Square.
The perfect time to visit the Philadelphia Zoo is during the hot summer, when the African wildlife on display will be quite active. Subzero temperatures in Philly are common in the winter time, so be sure to dress warm when you walk along Market Street and look at landmarks like the Philadelphia City Hall and the Liberty Bell. When it gets cold, you can also satisfy your cravings with an authentic Philly Cheesesteak.
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