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Philadelphia


Philadelphia
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the 6th most populous in the United States over all. As of 2007, the city had an estimated population of 1,448,394, with a total of more than 5.8 million living in the metropolitan area.

Philadelphia is home to many historic landmarks, including Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell (which is located in the Liberty Bell Center in the Independence National Historical Park). The city also contains the homes of Betsy Ross who made the first United States flag, and of the author Edgar Allan Poe.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-28
Paperback (208 pages)

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Make the most of your visit to the historic sights and attractions Pennsylvania's capital and countryside have to offer with this guide by your side. Take a relaxed Old City ramble—site of the iconic Liberty Bell—or enjoy a concert at Penn's Landing, then finish your day by dining at the best restaurants. With fantastic photography and illustrations of all the must-see sights, plus detailed suggestions for those who wish to venture farther afield to visit Gettysburg or Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this guide gives you everything you need to plan the perfect trip.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

Frommer's Philadelphia day by day (Day by Day Guides)

By Reid Bramblett

FrommerMedia
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s Philadelphia day by day (Day by Day Guides)
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Portable, up-to-date, and to-the-point, Frommer’s Philadelphia Day by Day is all about maximizing the time you have to spend in this fascinating and historic city. This itinerary-based book, written by long-time resident Reid Bramblett, hits all of Philly’s highlights―as well as hidden gems―with plans crafted for visitors with a variety of needs and interests. Whether you want to immerse yourself in Revolutionary War history, hunt for the best cheesesteak in town, see some of the world’s greatest works of art, or stroll through the city’s buzziest neighborhoods, this guide is for you.



Inside the guide:



· Full-color photos and useful maps, including a tear-resistant foldout map in its own re-sealable envelope



· Best of Philadelphia itineraries for seeing the city in a limited amount of time



· Rewarding experiences for families, couples, food lovers, and those interested in Philly’s rich history



· Opinionated reviews of the best attractions, shops, restaurants, spas, nightlife, and hotels in all price ranges―as well as the ones that aren’t worth precious vacation time



· Helpful planning tips for getting there, getting around, saving money, and getting the most from your trip



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.




Lonely Planet Pocket Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Philadelphia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Philadelphia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Peruse masterpieces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, discover ingenious inventions at the Benjamin Franklin Museum and find the perfect cheesesteak – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Philadelphia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Philadelphia:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over 10 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Old City, Society Hill, Chinatown, City Center, Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square, Fairmount, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, South Philadelphia, University City, West Philadelphia, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Philadelphia is our colorful, easy to use, handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend break.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Fodor's Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

PUBLISHERS GROUP UK
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (232 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Philadelphia highlights the best the City of Brotherly Love has to offer:  famous historic sites in Independence National Historical Park, world-class museums along Ben Franklin Parkway, and the ongoing culinary renaissance. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the local cuisine at Reading Terminal Market to Philadelphia’s iconic landmarks like the Rocky Steps, the LOVE Statue, and Boathouse Row in Fairmont Park. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Philadelphia · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as the Independence National Historical Park, Fairmount Park, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Parkway Museums, Old City, and South Street · Side trips from Philadelphia including the Brandywine Valley, Valley Forge, and Bucks County · Coverage of Historic Downtown, Center City, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount, South Philadelphia, University City and West Philadelphia, Northwestern Philadelphia, Northeastern Philadelphia, and City Line Avenue

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America's Heritage, 1st Edition

By Michael Milne

Globe Pequot
Released: 2015-01-20
Paperback (240 pages)

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America s Heritage, 1st Edition
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Winner of a 2015 Book-of-the-Year award from the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter.

Experience the founding of America in the city where it all began by strolling the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide takes a fresh approach to the historic district; going beyond such popular sights as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, highlighting over 50 attractions and unique spots overlooked by other guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail provides the colorful history of each sight along with practical travel information. Historic tidbits sprinkled throughout engage visitors of all ages:

* Learn the shocking story of Benjamin Franklin's electric turkey experiment.

* Tour the sight of the first bank robbery in America in 1798, and learn how the hapless criminal was captured when he deposited the pilfered funds back into the very same bank.

* Read about the unsung Quaker woman who saved George Washington's army from destruction.

Easy to follow maps break the trail into segments. It also includes suggested side trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin. Complete with lodging, dining, family-friendly options, and practical travel information,
Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses visitors in history right where it happened.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By Karrie Gavin

MOON
Released: 2017-06-13
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See Philadelphia Like a Local with Moon Travel Guides!

As America's first UNESCO World Heritage City, Philadelphia's well-preserved homes and historic churches mingle with modern skyscrapers, restaurants, and galleries. Explore the timeless City of Brotherly Love with Moon Philadelphia!

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps
  • See the Sights: Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to soak up some American history, or jog up the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art steps just like Rocky. Relax in Rittenhouse Square, stroll along the Schuykill River Trail, or catch a concert on the Avenue of the Arts. Tour Edgar Allen Poe's home, hike through peaceful Wissahickon Park, or visit the beautiful Philadelphia Zoo
  • Get a Taste of the City: Centuries-old mom-and-pop eateries share the streets with stylish bistros and Iron-Chef-run restaurants. But don't worry: we've found the top five places for you to grab an authentic Philly Cheesesteak
  • Bars and Nightlife: Beer gardens and upscale martini bars; pubs with fierce karaoke and trivia competitions; and churches converted into music venues and dance clubs: Philly's nightlife has it all
  • Trusted Advice: Philly native Karrie Gavin shares the ins and outs of her beloved hometown
  • Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "Fun and Free Philly," "Top 10 for Kids," and the three-day best of Philadelphia, as well as day trips to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Brandywine Valley, or Bucks County
  • Maps and Tools: Full-color photos and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
  • Tips for All Travelers: Including advice for LGBTQ visitors, travelers with disabilities, seniors, and families traveling with children or pets
With Moon Philadelphia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the state? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Pennsylvania.

Frommer's Philadelphia day by day

By Reid Bramblett

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Frommer's Philadelphia Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. With full-color throughout with hundreds of evocative photos, this invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.


 
 
 

 
 
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