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Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the sixth-most populous city in the United States. Neatly sandwiched
between Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, it has served as one of the
nation's capitals during the American Revolution in the second half of 18 th century and then served as a temporary national capital. It
was also the place where the signing of Declaration of Independence in 1776
and adoption of Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 took
place in late 18th century. Philadelphia is the city where
United States Marine Corps was formed. Ut is also home to the country’s
first library, hospital, medical school and stock exchange.
Things to do in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to one of the largest art
collections in the US. Housed in a remarkable Neoclassical building, it is
famous for its top-notch art works that comprise several remarkable
Renaissance- and Baroque-era paintings. This museum also features paintings
by some gifted artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec,
Matisse and Monet.
Built in mid-18th century, the Independence Hall is a historic
building that hosted the debate and adoption of United States Declaration
of Independence and the United States Constitution in 1776 and 1788
respectively. This nearly 169-feet high superstructure is built in Georgian
architecture and features a red color exterior.
Independence National Historical Park
The Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia is the place to
an exhaustive amount of knowledge and research data on the American
Revolution and the founding of the US. It is also called ‘America's most
historic square mile’ because it either consists of or is located near many
historic landmarks like the Liberty Bell, the First Bank of the United
States, the Second Bank of the United States and the Franklin Court.
Best Time to Visit Philadelphia
Summer season, the months from June to August are the best to book your
flights from Myrtle Beach to Philadelphia. The extended hours of daylight
hours during this season are best to explore the city’s historic highlights
and to make a day-trip to the nearby attractions. Book your flights from
MYR to PHL during this time of the year because the city island is full of
sports and cultural attending cultural festivals like Philadelphia
International Children's Festival (in June) and Pennsylvania Dutch Festival
(in August). It is advised to book Philadelphia flights in advance to avoid
paying more during peak season.