Home of the cheesesteak and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia mixes history and sophistication with down-to-earth spunk. Independence Hall and the cobblestones of Society Hill take visitors back a few centuries, while more modern-day things to do include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the King of Prussia Mall. Despite the city’s admitted obsession with cheesesteaks, restaurants in Philadelphia do serve other things. You can get dim sum in Chinatown, or nearly any cuisine or ingredients imaginable at the Reading Terminal Market. Philly also has a nightlife; check out the neighborhood called Fishtown for funky bars and a music scene. If you’re interested in early United States history, check out the Historic District.
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