I'm teaching another travel writing class for Catapult, starting Feb 29

Guest post: Philadelphia

With this week’s guest post, we travel to the city of Philadelphia to view some of the historic landmarks that make the city famous. Our guide is Josh Brown, who has lived in the city for over 25 years. Josh shares a few reasons for visiting his hometown.


I have been traveling my entire life and I’ve seen many cities all over the world but that old saying “there’s no place like home” seems to be right on. I usually travel with the help of a travel agent because it makes the process of booking a trip much easier for me. Today, I will talk about traveling to the city of Philadelphia, the sixth largest in the United States.

After living in Philadelphia for the majority of my life, I realized how much I enjoyed life in a big city. City life fascinates me: the fast pace and the large crowds both make it quite an experience. If you are looking to plan a trip, there are many reasons to visit Philadelphia. It is home to several famous tourist attractions that make the city an important part of American history, often considered the birthplace of America.

Liberty Bell is the symbol of freedom, and reason why many people travel to Philadelphia. It was first delivered to Philadelphia in 1753 but it cracked during testing. This 2,080 pound-heavy bell has since become an important part of history. There are also many replica bells located in cities throughout the United States.

Independence Hall is the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Here you can go on a tour led by historical re-enactors. The hall was where congress met from 1775 to 1783. The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both adopted here.

A few other famous landmarks to visit are the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site. Philadelphia has a great appreciation for art and you can view public art displays all over the city. If you are a cinema fan, you can run up the stairs of Philadelphia Museum of Art like Sylvester Stallone in the 1976 movie, Rocky.

The city showcases plenty of other landmarks so for culture vultures and history hawks, a trip to Philadelphia will not disappoint.

[photo by: flyersgirl4118]

Disclosure: This post has been written and sponsored by a travel company as part of the guest post series on my blog. Hey, a girl’s gotta live – and travel!

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

Related posts

Happy 2014