Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, and a historically significant one as well. As the fifth-largest city in the United States, this east-coast metropolis has a lot to offer the modern traveller. Icelandair offers flights to Philadelphia four times a week, from May until September.
Philadelphia played a significant role in American history, and both the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were signed in “Philly” — as the city is often called. If you’re a history buff, or have a thing for important paperwork, you should grab your wig and take a trip to Philadelphia! From the Liberty Bell, which famously rang in independence, to the Valley Forge National Historical Park, you will have a better idea of how America came to be.
Attractions in Philadelphia
Even if you put history aside, Philadelphia has various attractions. Take in the Reading Terminal Market, billed as America’s oldest farmers’ market, for everything local, artisanal and inventive. Pay the Franklin Institute a visit, a world-class science museum with interactive exhibitions, a planitarium and an observatory. It’s a one-stop shop for all kinds of information and experiences. Looking for a hands on experience? Finish your day at the Philadelphia Zoo or even the Please Touch Museum.
Good to know
Flight Schedule: Flights to Philadelphia will commence on May 30, 2017, and occur 4 times a week until September 20, 2017.
Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is among the largest airports in the United States, with a lot of connection options for those looking to travel on. The airport is about 11 km / 7 mi from the city centre.
Shopping: Try the Macy’s Center City mall, or opt for a more urban experience at South Street or the Philadelphia Premium Outlets for labels at a discount.
Dining: Philadelphia is famous for their tomato pies, so make sure you get your hands on some of those! Marchiano’s Bakery comes highly recommended. Other Philly delicacies include cheesesteak, scrapple, and soft pretzels.