Things to do and attractions in Philadelphia Philly Part 1

There are so many things to do and attractions in Philadelphia! Let’s find out what are the things to do right here in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia is one of our favourite city in the United States. It is really the amalgamation (combination) of all things great for a tourist.

The city is rich in history, with the liberty (declaration of independence), liberty bell and the american revolutionary war as its background. However, a few blocks down you will see modern buildings such as the Comcast Centre, One Liberty Place and Two Liberty Place. There is really a good intertwine between the modern facade and history of the city. Walking in the historic district makes one feels like you are walking back into colonial times as well. For more about colonial USA, click here.

But to a traveller and tourist , a complete coverage of a city comes with its food! (well at least that’s true @ 2bearbear.com) Philadelphia is famous for….drum rolls….Philly Cheesesteaks! We’ll also visit some of the other famous eateries in Reading Terminal Market and of course features from Man VS Food (MVF)!

We started our drive early this weekend once again. The drive was approximately 4 hours and we were able to stop by the Jefferson Memorial (something we missed when we visted Washington DC the last time).

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The man himself - Thomas Jefferson
The man himself – Thomas Jefferson

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was not only one of the founding fathers but also the main author of the Declaration of Independence?

As we approached our hotel (Radisson Hotel Philadelphia), we were greeted by this building and awed by the city hall on the horizon…

Starting to feel the colonial flavour...
Starting to feel the colonial flavour…

Colonial Structures?
Colonial Structures?

City Hall on the horizon!
City Hall on the horizon!

We were somewhat misled by the GPS as we entered the central business district (CBD), the tall buildings must have clouded out the signals. However, we did eventually arrive at our destination – Radisson Hotel Philadelphia!

Elegant Lobby
Elegant Lobby

Intricate paintings on the ceiling
Intricate paintings on the ceiling

Chandlier in the Lobby
Chandlier in the Lobby

We were also pleasantly surprised by the room which was spacious yet had the cosy feel to it…

Comfortable and Inviting Bed
Comfortable and Inviting Bed

Bathtub!
Bathtub!

Dressing table for the ladies...
Dressing table for the ladies…

We quickly unloaded our stuff and headed out towards the city hall and we were greeted by him!

Phillie Phanatic
Phillie Phanatic

All over town we could see many many different versions of him wearing different costumes and designs. We then took several pictures around the city hall area…

City Hall Philadelphia
City Hall Philadelphia

Structures around the City Hall area
Structures around the City Hall area

Intertwining history with modern structures - Philadelphia
Intertwining history with modern structures – Philadelphia

Soon we entered the much talked about Comcast Centre. Not only because it is the tallest building in Philadelphia, but also because of these magical screens…

Comcast Centre
Comcast Centre

Comcast Centre Screen as part of the wall....
Comcast Centre Screen as part of the wall….

The screens displayed images so realistic that without looking closer, you would have thought the screens were part of the wall…(Note that the lines between the screens are also part of the screen) then it happened, it began displayed videos and animation. The smaller screens were integrated as part of a larger screen…

Black Screen...
Black Screen…

Animation...
Animation…

Video...
Video…

In our next post we will show you more of Philadelphia!

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Independence Hall - Philadelphia USA

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