Said to have once been the British Empire's second-largest city, it's intriguing that Philadelphia played a huge role in the British Empire's undoing, as this is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the American Revolution gathered momentum. Without a doubt, history breathes through the streets of the City of Brotherly Love. Today, the city is a wonderful mesh of tradition and modernity, offering everything from museums and national landmarks to rowdy sports competitions and pulsating nightlife. Needless to say, your stay in this Pennsylvania city will leave quite the impression on you.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Flights to Philadelphia typically land at Philadelphia International Airport. The airfield is just over seven miles from downtown, which makes staying at one of the hotels near Philadelphia Airport a solid option. You can catch direct flights from most major American cities, as well as many major international cities. All of that makes PHL a convenient option. Additionally, numerous hotels by Philadelphia Airport mean you have a place to rest before or after a flight. Inside the airport, you also find entertainment as you can shop for new pieces of luggage, munch on a tasty burger, sip on red wine, surf the Internet, and more.
Of course, not visiting some of the city's sites would be a mistake. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is just nine miles away via taxi, public rail, or car, is known for its highly rated collection of American and European works. Fishtown—just 10 miles away—is an area known for being an artistic, musical, and culinary hub within Philly, in addition to its working-class roots and fishing industry; here you can also enjoy tea at a cafe, take in views of the Delaware River, and check out the historic row homes.
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