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Philadelphia is a city that is filled with history, art, dining, chic and trendy shopping, and of course the great outdoors. Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of American democracy. The rich history, with places like Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall reflect the heritage of this beautiful and vibrant city.

The central Airport for Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Transportation to and from the Airport includes rail service and bus service. Rental cars are also available, although they must be reached by shuttle bus – many do provide pickup and drop-off.

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Within the city, many transportation options are available. The transportation system in Philadelphia is called SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority). The bus, subway or trolley system is extensive and covers just about every region of the city. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are available. Discounts are offered to senior citizens, people with disabilities, children and students. The SEPTA regional rail line offers transportation into the city from the suburbs. The rail line offers easy access to Center City. The PHLASH serves downtown and stops at South Street, Columbus Blvd, Center City and the Parkway area. . Fares can be purchased online at Shop.SEPTA.org.

Taxis are available throughout the city, but tend to be more expensive than other similar cities. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available through old city and Independence National Park. This is a wonderful way to explore the historic areas of Philadelphia in a very memorable way.

Ferry Rides are available on the River Link Ferry which takes you 20 minutes over the water to the Camden Waterfront attractions – and the Ferry provides a beautiful view of the city from the water.

Driving into Philadelphia is also an option – and the city is not difficult to navigate. Streets are very well laid out in a grid. There is even some free and inexpensive metered parking available, as well as parking garages.

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Philadelphia Interesting Facts

  • The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia in 1784.
  • The first experimental radio license was issued in 1912 to St. Joseph’s College
  • Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.
  • Philadelphia became home to the first computer in 1946.
  • Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first oil well in 1859 in Philadelphia.
  • Johann Behrent built the first piano in 1775 in Philadelphia.
  • Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion.
  • Philadelphia boasts Punxsutawney Phil – the famous weather forecasting groundhog. State College High School was the first school in the country to teach driver’s ed. in 1958 .
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