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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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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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While the famous LOVE sculpture gets renovated, visit its sister sculpture AMOR.

LOVE is being renovated through fall '17; AMOR is located just down the street

Note: Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture has been removed for renovation while the sculpture’s home — Philadelphia’s iconic John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE Park — gets an overhaul ahead of its re-opening in September 2017. However, just a short walk away from LOVE Park stands the equally grand AMOR sculpture, the bilingual version of the LOVE sculpture, on display at Sister Cities Park.

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