A Walk Through the Streets of Philadelphia

On Mothers Day one year, my husband and kids decided to take me to the historical and bustling city of Philadelphia Pennsylvania where we toured the city by foot, stopped off to visit The Franklin Institute of Technology, and had an amazing lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack. If you have never been to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, it is an absolute “must” for traveling in the United States.

Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city. It is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”

Welcome to Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Welcome to Philadelphia Pennsylvania

 

As we started our foot tour, I had to stop and get a photo of the beautiful canal. The  canal is actually the Schuylkill River and it’s an important river to central and eastern Pennsylvania.

The Schuylkill River makes up the Philadelphia Canal
The Schuylkill River makes up the Philadelphia Canal

 

Though we could have opted to take the full Tour Bus of Philadelphia, we decided to forego the opportunity in order for me to get better photographs of off-tour road areas.

One of the many tour buses in Philadelphia
One of the many tour buses in Philadelphia

 

So without further ado, we headed off through the city on foot and I’m certainly glad we decided to skip the tour bus.

The busy Streets of Philadelphia
The busy Streets of Philadelphia

 

Beautiful pathways line the streets in Philadelphia PA
Beautiful pathways line the streets in Philadelphia PA

 

At the center median in the middle of Philadelphia
At the center median in the middle of Philadelphia

 

The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

 

The Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia

 

The city has so much to do and see that one trip won’t even cover half of what I wanted to do, but we’ll soon make another trip when my husband gets over his road rage as the traffic is absolutely horrible! And – as much as I’ll probably get some cold stares from this next statement – the people are not as delightful as the movies want you to think they are. Sadly, no surprise there since most “big cities” we have visited have a lot of rushed people and backed up traffic. But the people are proud of their city and they cling to their team, The Philadelphia Eagles, through thick and thin, winning or loosing. So I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because their city certainly does shine!

However, I’d definitely recommend visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (when you’re in a good mood) and enjoying all the sights and sounds this culture-filled and historical city has to offer.

Me and my kids at the Center Fountain in Philadelphia PA
Me and my kids at the Center Fountain in Philadelphia PA

Have you been to Philadelphia Pennsylvania? What was your favorite part about your trip?

For more photos of our trip to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, visit our Philadelphia PA Gallery.

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