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Best Philadelphia Outdoor Activities for Summer Vacation

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Philadelphia’s numerous parks and outdoor spaces have fulfilled the vision of its founder, William Penn, to build a “greene countrie town.” Outdoor attractions, urban parks and extensive wilderness park systems offer wonderful summer vacation experiences for all ages and all levels of activities.

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Vacation Guide to Historic Philadelphia

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Philadelphia,  a city where the foundations that govern America to this day were established, is a memorable experience for both young and older travelers and especially history-buffs.  Being able to visit the places where the founding fathers met to discuss, debate and carefully craft the documents that led to the birth of America is awesome.

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Best Weekend Getaways From NYC

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The best way to travel the just over 200 miles between NYC and Boston for a weekend getaway is by Amtrak train. It takes less time and has far less hassles than driving or flying.

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The Best Way To Spend 2 Days In Philly

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Historic Philadelphia – the place where events pivotal to the birth of America took place. It is here where the First Continental Congress in 1774 and the Second Continental Congress in 1775 took place. This is where the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were created. Historic buildings where events took place, iconic symbols of American democracy and museums dedicated to telling the nation’s story as well as Philadelphia’s world-class art museum, science museums, attractions and zoos create a wonderful experience for visitors.

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Family Things to Do in Philadelphia

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menu1Once the capital of the United States, Philadelphia is home to legendary buildings and sites. While in the City of Brotherly Love, visit these top 10 family friendly attractions.

  1. A Philadelphia Carriage Ride takes you back in time. You will explore the Independence National Historic, District, Society Hill, the Betsy Ross House and other landmarks just as you would have during colonial times. The knowledgeable guide provides interesting stories about the people and events that shaped Philadelphia.
  2. Independence Hall is where members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Its tower is where the Liberty Bell first rang out. Park rangers share interesting stories during the daily tours. Historic artifacts include Washington’s chair and the inkwell used to sign the Declaration.
  3. The Liberty Bell once hung and rang in the tower of Independence Hall. Today, it is housed in its own glass pavilion for easier viewing. Learn the stories behind this beloved symbol of freedom from a series of interactive exhibits. You can see the inscription that has inspired generations.

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