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The 10 Most Essential Things To Do
On Your (First) Visit to Philly

The can’t-miss experiences in the first World Heritage City in the U.S.

There’s never a shortage of awesome things to do in Philadelphia— but there are some things you just can’t miss while you’re here.

Whether it’s running like Rocky, refueling with a cheesesteak and then wandering along Boathouse Row, or touring Independence Hall, devouring a roast pork sandwich at Reading Terminal Market and then visiting an amazing museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, these are the experiences that make our city stand out among the rest.

Read on for the 10 most essential experiences to be had in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Pose with the Rocky Statue & run up the "Rocky Steps."

One of the most famous running routes, ending with cityscape views

Since Rocky’s triumphant run, the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art have become an international destination. Travelers from around the world embark on their own jog up the stairs, pumping their fists in the air as they cherish the spectacular view. To finish off the experience, head to the bottom of the stairs and snap a photo with the bronze statue of Rocky, originally created for Rocky III.

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Visit the famous LOVE sculpture in Dilworth Park.

The only way to capture the soul of the City of Brotherly Love in just one photo

Note: The LOVE Sculpture has temporarily moved to Dilworth Park while Love Park undergoes renovations.


The LOVE sculpture from Robert Indiana is one of Philly's greatest landmarks and makes for a perfect Philly-centric photo. You'll currently find the LOVE sculpture at Dilworth Park while its namesake park gets an upgrade through spring of 2017.

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Take in the epic view of City Hall from South Broad Street.

The largest municipal building in the country

The largest municipal building in the United States, Philadelphia's City Hall is an architectural treasure inside and out that's served as the home for Philadelphia’s government for over 100 years. You'll find one of the best perspectives of City Hall from South Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts.
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