Welcome to the city of brotherly love!
Perhaps we're biased, but we think you've landed in one of the greatest towns around. There's plenty to keep you busy during your Philadelphia visit.
Great eating? Check. Grab a cheesesteak, hit the Reading Terminal or the Italian Market, or try one of the city's fine BYOs.
Shopping? Check. Head to South Street for funky finds, Rittenhouse Square and adjacent Walnut Street for upscale stores, or Franklin Mills for bargains galore.
History? Check. It's what we're known for, of course. After you make your obligatory pilgrimage to the Liberty Bell, head to the National Constitution Center and the Betsy Ross House.
Off-the-beaten-track, zag-when-others-are-zigging attractions? We have those, too. Mix it up at the Mutter Museum, a treasure trove of medical oddities. (And probably the only way to work a gallery of things swallowed and retrieved into your trip.) Or try the Insectarium, two floors of well - bugs. All kinds of bugs. You can even eat a spice-coated worm!
We've got plenty of transportation options, too. In addition to navigating Center City on foot and SEPTA, the city's public transportation system, there's Phlash, a giant purple trolley, that caters to tourists. From May through November, Phlash runs loops through 20 Center City locations and popular hotels. It's just a buck each time you board, or $4 for an all-day pass, too.
There's much more to see and do, but here's a start to Philadelphia fun:
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - Mutter Museum, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., 215-563-3737. Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave., 215-335-9500.