8 Things to Do In The Philadelphia
Are you looking for weekend plans, date plans or just something to do with your family and friends? We have you covered. These 8 places will provide some entertainment for you.
1. Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row.
2. Reading Terminal Market
Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.
3. Philadelphia Museum of Art
4. The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth-and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne, and Matisse provides a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum.
5. Bury The Hatchet Bensalem
Competitive ax-throwing is a well known Canadian past time that's becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Simply put, it's like playing a game of darts, except with axes! At Bury The Hatchet you'll experience the thrill of launching an ax at a wooden target in a safe and fun environment. You and your best mates will spend 2 hours becoming intimate with a 1.5lb piece of whirling woo.
6. Battleship New Jersey
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun turrets, learn to explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and educational programs are available for school. Space can be rented aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the overnight program.
7. One Liberty Observation Deck
Visitors to One Liberty Observation Deck get a breathtaking look at the historic Philadelphia skyline from a one-of-a-kind vantage point. See the whole city from above and learn about Philly's rich history and culture with interactive touchscreens and free daily tours. One Liberty is one of the best places to take photos in the city and a great place to start your Philadelphia journey.
8. Adventure Aquarium
The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only Great Hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States.
We hope you enjoyed these 8 places and we suggest you do try them out. Do you know any places we are missing? Let us know! Comment below your favorite places to visit.