10 Reasons To Visit Philadelphia
Besides the Liberty Bell and a Philadelphia Phillies game, what are the can’t-miss experiences in the City of Brotherly Love? The experts at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia offer their 10 top picks.
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The Franklin Institute: Going to See the Queen!
Step back in time to ancient Egypt at The Franklin Institute with the “Cleopatra: The Search for Egypt’s Last Queen” exhibit, which runs through January 2, 2011.
Citizen’s Bank Park: Play Ball!
Visit the “boys of summer” at a Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizen’s Bank Park. Enjoy the food in Ashburn Alley, and the always-entertaining Phillie Phanatic. Regular season home games run through September 26, 2010.
Franklin Square: A Family Affair
Spend a day in Franklin Square with mini-golf and a carousel. Grab a bite at SquareBurger and try its famous Cake Shake.
First in Line
Discover the “firsts” of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is home to, among other things, the first U.S. mint, first zoo and the first public parks in the United States.
Walk through history at Independence National Historic Park. Visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center. Then wrap up your day with a stop at the Betsy Ross House.
The Historic Philadelphia Center: Liberty Illuminated
The Historic Philadelphia Center, at 6th and Chestnut, treats visitors to a high-tech light show led by Benjamin Franklin himself. Liberty 360 is a state-of-the-art, 360-degree, 3-D indoor light show surrounding viewers with the inspiring symbols of American freedom. And stay tuned for the return of the popular Lights of Liberty show, with updated technology sure to bring history to light in a whole new way.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Renoir’s Legacy
Catch the “Late Renoir” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exhibit includes 100 works of art and paints a portrait of Renoir as an innovator, teacher and artistic statesman. The exhibit runs through September 6, 2010.
Longwood Gardens: A Fragrant Side Trip
Take a scent-filled journey to Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square for “Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance,” which runs through November 21, 2010. Guests will enjoy the lovely and ever-changing gardens of Longwood and learn the history and science of scent in Longwood’s conservatory. Then they will have the chance to create their own personalised scent card for a sweet memento.
Barnes Foundation: Surrounded by Beauty
Established in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts,” the Albert C. Barnes Foundation is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, as well as important examples of African sculpture. And the artistry outside in the Arboretum is just as impressive, thanks to a living collection of more than 3,000 varieties of woody plants from around the world.
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