Holidays in Philadelphia

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £537
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £490
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £578
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £531
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £331

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New York and Los Angeles are often the first cities that spring to mind when thinking of a USA getaway, but there are many other great places to visit in this vast land. Boston and Chicago get their fair share of visitors, but it’s time that the world also discovered the joys of Philadelphia holidays. Less than two hours drive southwest of New York, Philadelphia has a charm that’s perhaps lost in larger cities, as well as a wealth of history to explore.

Philadelphia Holidays and US History

The city is wisely positioning itself as a destination for those who appreciate a bit of historical interest when travelling, and Philadelphia holidays offer a chance to explore the history of this city that grew out of a combination of Dutch, Swedish and British settlements, beginning in 1623. It was also in this city that the USA became independent of Britain, when the Declaration of Independence was signed here in July 1774. While the actual document is now housed in Washington DC, Philadelphia holidays would feel incomplete without a visit to Independence Hall on Chestnut Street, where the declaration was signed.

Philadelphia Holidays and Eating

Getting around Philadelphia is a breeze, thanks to a well managed public transport system; be sure to take a ride on one of the city’s trams, or trolleys as the locals call them. With more than 1.5 million residents, the city isn’t so large, and exploring downtown on foot is often the best idea. Of course, if you’re walking around, you’ll need energy and many American culinary traditions started in Philadelphia- perhaps most famously the Philly Cheesesteak. The submarine sandwich also has its roots in Philly, although here they call it a Hoagie. You will definitely want to walk around this great city to burn off a bit of weight from those delicious meals!

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