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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 & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By DK Travel

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-01-12
Paperback (208 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is your in-depth guide to the very best of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Discover the best of Philadelphia, from the Old City (known as "America's most historic square mile") encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Venture outside the city to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country for a horse-drawn buggy ride, tiny road-side bakeries, and a true taste of the Amish lifestyle.

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

   • 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 sight 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.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

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 region 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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s
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

Frommer's Philadelphia day by day

By Reid Bramblett

Frommermedia
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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.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By Karrie Gavin

MOON
Released: 2017-06-13
Paperback (400 pages)

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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.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By Richard Varr

DK Travel
Released: 2013-07-15
Paperback (208 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country will lead you straight to the best attractions this region has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights in this historic area, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Philadelphia, from the Old City (known as "America's most historic square mile") encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shopping for all budgets, while transportation maps and a chart showing the walking distances between sights will help you get around the city.

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

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America's Heritage

By Michael Milne

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

Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America s Heritage
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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.

Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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DK Eyewitness Travel: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country will lead you straight to the best attractions this region has to offer. Packed with detailed maps, including a new pull-out map with detailed sheet maps and useful transportation information, this guide explores every facet of this historic area.



Also included are beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all the major sites and suggestions for the best places to visit, from the Old City known as "America's most historic square mile," encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell, to the outstanding museums, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide provides all the insider tips every visitor to needs, with dozens of reviews of hotels, recommendations for restaurants, tips for shopping and all the best places for entertainment in Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.



Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Guide to Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.



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-Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps

-Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights

-3-D aerial views of the city's most interesting districts

-Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues

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-Now includes a new durable, oversized pull-out map with useful transportation information, a distance chart, a street and sight index, and practical information for getting around the city.


 
 
 

 
 
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