Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, view to Broad Street and City Hall in the evening

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The city of Philadelphia has a lot more to offer than just history (the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Museum of the American Revolution, and Betsy Ross House are only a few examples). When you go beyond the basics, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

The city’s culinary scene is also flourishing, with restaurants like Laser Wolf (one of the world’s best) and Lark (which opened in October 2021) sprouting up all over. A trip through Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will give you an insight into the city’s quirky arts scene.