Philadelphia, known as the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ still has that small town feeling. Each neighborhood has its own personality and small local businesses thrive here. For rest and exploration, Philly has over 63 parks and numerous squares in the city offer landscaping, benches and there are more than 2,000 outdoor murals to enjoy. There's no other city with so much American history. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed here, Benjamin Franklin founded the nation's first library in 1731 and it is home to the famous Liberty Bell. You will know you are a local, when you say "One, Whiz, With” when ordering a Philly Cheesesteak and you consider Scrapple, a fried loaf made from pork scraps and trimmings, a breakfast of champions. World-class entertainment, restaurants, top-notch education and health care and employment opportunities are more reasons to move to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia has four seasons, perfect for those who enjoy outdoor adventure and sports all year long. Summers are hot and often humid, spring and fall mild and winters cold. While Philly enjoys an average rainfall, snowfall ranges from light to heavy depending on the year.
Arts and Culture
The Avenue of the Arts on Broad Street South offers the best in concerts, plays, musicals, dance, film, visual arts and more. The iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th St and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy) made famous by Rocky, is a must see as well as the sculptures at the Rodin Museum (22nd St and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy). If you are interested in the super creepy and fascinating, be sure to visit the Mutter Museum (19 S 22nd St) of medical oddities where you can see pieces of Einstein's brain, a malignant tumor, a 9-foot long human colon and so much more.
Unpakt’s Most Recommended
Fairmount Park (1 Boathouse Row)
Open from sunrise to sunset, this 9,200-acre space features woodland trails, a waterfront, a zoo and horseback riding to name a few.
Vernick Food and Drink (2031 Walnut St)
Featuring an on-site wood fire oven, this two-floor venue has something for every palate, including raw options and delectable roasted meats and seafood.
Elixr Coffee Roasters (207 S Sydenham St)
Used as the brew of choice in top restaurants around town, this place also rotates their artwork regularly.
Reading Terminal Market (51 N 12th St)
Skip the grocery store. Offering an incredible variety of foods, crafts, clothing and high-quality, affordable, local groceries and hand-made items.
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