Philadelphia: A city with something for everybody
Students will never run out of things to do in Philadelphia, a large, e
xciting city with a small-town feel. Dubbed "America's Friendliest City" by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Philadelphia offers a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, not to mention tons of possibilities in entertainment, sports, shopping and dining. History comes alive in this city, which boasts America's most historic square mile. You can visit sites that symbolize American freedom such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Carpenter's Hall.
Brimming with parks, gardens and arboretums, Philadelphia has the largest landscaped park in the world, Fairmount Park. The 8,900-acre park is a favorite for sports enthusiasts such as rowers, cyclists, runners and rollerbladers.
The city's world-renowned museums include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum, the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris. More off-beat venues include the Mütter Museum, which displays medical oddities and marvels dating from 1750.
In Philadelphia, a city of neighborhoods, you can experience the lively Chinatown, the cobblestoned streets of Society Hill and Chestnut Hill, hip South Street and the colorful Italian Market in South Philadelphia. Because in the "City of Brotherly Love," there is surely something for everyone!
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Did you know . . .
Philadelphia is the nation's fifth largest city, with 1.5 million people?
The nation's first hospital and medical school were established in Philadelphia? (Pennsylvania Hospital in 1751 and University of Pennsylvania medical school in 1765.)