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Philadelphia


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and the 5th most populous in the United States over all. As of 2005, Philadelphia's population was estimated as 1,463,281, with 5,823,23 living in the metropolitan area.

The city is known as the "City of Brotherly Love" as its name stems from the Greek, philos (meaning "love") adelphos (meaning "brother"). Other nicknames include "Birthplace of America", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", and simply "Philly".

Some of the attractions in Philadelphia include:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Facts


Here is some more information about Philadelphia:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Philadelphia include Cigna, CIGNA, Comcast and Sunoco.

  • The principal airport serving Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in Philadelphia is the University of Pennsylvania, which is coeducational private non-sectarian research university. The university of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740, and is one of the eight members of the Ivy League.

  • Professional sports teams in Philadelphia include the AHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the American football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Major League Baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Philadelphia is home to the "cheesesteak" - known outside of the city as "Philadelphia cheesesteak", "Philly cheesesteak", or "steak and cheese". It is a sandwich made in a long Italian roll, filled with thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese. Optionally, grilled onions, sautéd green peppers, mushrooms and sauces may be added.

  • In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read out in three cities: Trenton, New Jersey, Easton, Pennsylvania, and of course, Philadelphia.

  • Philadelphia's nicknames include "City of Homes", "Filthadelphia or Filthydelphia", "Philly", "Quaker City", "The Athens of America", "The Big Scrapple", "The City of Brotherly Love", "The City That Loves You Back", and "The Workshop of the World".

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Books About Philadelphia


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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-01-12
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is your in-depth guide to the very best of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Discover the best of Philadelphia, from the Old City (known as "America's most historic square mile") encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Venture outside the city to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country for a horse-drawn buggy ride, tiny road-side bakeries, and a true taste of the Amish lifestyle.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (232 pages)

Fodor s Philadelphia (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Philadelphia highlights the best the City of Brotherly Love has to offer:  famous historic sites in Independence National Historical Park, world-class museums along Ben Franklin Parkway, and the ongoing culinary renaissance. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the local cuisine at Reading Terminal Market to Philadelphia’s iconic landmarks like the Rocky Steps, the LOVE Statue, and Boathouse Row in Fairmont Park.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Philadelphia
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as the Independence National Historical Park, Fairmount Park, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Parkway Museums, Old City, and South Street
· Side trips from Philadelphia including the Brandywine Valley, Valley Forge, and Bucks County
· Coverage of Historic Downtown, Center City, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount, South Philadelphia, University City and West Philadelphia, Northwestern Philadelphia, Northeastern Philadelphia, and City Line Avenue


Philadelphia 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania - USA): Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Philadelphia 2016

By 55 Secrets & Philadelphia Travel Guide

Released: 2016-04-20
Kindle Edition (28 pages)

Philadelphia 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania - USA): Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Philadelphia 2016
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about PHILADELPHIA!



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Philadelphia PopOut Map (PopOut Maps)

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Discover the colonial heritage of Philadelphia with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size, yet big on detail, this compact, dependable Philadelphia city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Includes two pop-up maps covering Historic Philadelphia & Center City
  • Additional maps covering Museum District, Philadelphia location and transit map are also included
  • Handy, self-folding tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
  • Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
  • Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included

A handy walking tour of Independence Mall is also marked on the Historic Philadelphia map with short descriptions of the points of interest along the way.

Contents include:
Historic Philadelphia PopOut Map
Center City PopOut Map
Museum District map
Philadelphia Location Map
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By Richard Varr

DK Travel
Released: 2013-07-15
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country will lead you straight to the best attractions this region has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights in this historic area, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Philadelphia, from the Old City (known as "America's most historic square mile") encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shopping for all budgets, while transportation maps and a chart showing the walking distances between sights will help you get around the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Good Night Philadelphia (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

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Released: 2006-10-01
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Good Night Philadelphia features the Liberty Bell, Museum of Art, The Thinker statue, Philadelphia Zoo, William Penn Statue, Reading Terminal, Betsey Ross House, National Constitution Center, United States Mint, Fairmont Park, Academy of Natural Sciences, and more. Welcome to the city of Brotherly Love! This charming board book captures the true spirit of this historic city. Young readers will be overjoyed when visiting their favorite sights and attractions. Cheesesteaks included!

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-05-02
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DO YOU KNOW…

WHAT big celebration drew nine million people to

Philadelphia--in 1875?

(Hint: It was another "Philly first.")

WHICH invention dedicated in 1946 at the University

of Pennsylvania greatly contributed to the birth of the

Information Age?

(Hint: The "baby" weighed 30 tons!)

Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™ Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Moon Handbooks)

By Karrie Gavin

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-05-13
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Journalist and Philadelphia native Karrie Gavin guides travelers around her hometown in Moon Philadelphia. She knows the best way to experience the City of Brotherly Love, whether it's exploring the 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park or sampling the city's renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. With advice on the navigating Philly's nightlife, wandering the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and enjoying recreational opportunities on the Schuylkill River, Moon Philadelphia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Lonely Planet New York New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Regional Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet knows New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. Our 3rd edition guarantees an adventure, whether it’s shopping ’til you drop in Manhattan, wine-tasting your way around the Finger Lakes, time-warping through the small towns of Amish country, viewing Warhols in Pittsburgh, eating funnel cakes on the Jersey shore or winning big in Atlantic City.

In This Guide:

Extensive coverage of New York City and Philadelphia
Itineraries to inspire road tripping, gallery hopping, beach bumming and nature loving
Practical information on getting around by car, bus, plane, antique steam train or horse-drawn buggy
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Explorer's Guide Eastern Pennsylvania: Includes Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Amish Country & the Poconos (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

By Laura Randall

Brand: Countryman Press
Released: 2012-06-04
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From natural areas and historic areas in and around Philadelphia to the Amish markets of Lancaster Countyn, and much more, this guide offers great guidance for this fascinating region.

From natural areas and historic areas in and around Philadelphia to the Amish markets of Lancaster County; from historic battlefields at Valley Forge and Gettysburg to the antiques shops of Bucks County and the leisure resorts and quiet nature trails of the Pocono Mountains, this guide offers great guidance for this fascinating region. Areas covered are all within easy driving distance of most East Coast states.


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