Coming from Texas, it can be intimidating to visit a big city. While Philadelphia doesn't necessarily provide the southern hospitality you get in Texas, there's a reason it's nicknamed the city of "brotherly love." People there are insanely friendly and welcoming.
Another aspect I love about Philadelphia is its rich history, including some of the oldest buildings and streets in America. The city has so much to offer from amazing art to delicious eateries to wondrous museums. It's also fairly inexpensive compared to other big cities like San Francisco, and NYC.
Having visited Philly twice already, here are some of the most Instagrammable spots I found...be sure to check them out next time you're there!
1. The Ben Franklin Bridge
Originally named the Delaware River Bridge, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (renamed in 1955) connects Philadelphia to the neighboring town of Camden, New Jersey. The suspension bridge opened to traffic back in 1926 and also features pedestrian walkways, enabling non-vehicle commuters to cross the Delaware River.
2. Independence Hall
3. Reading Terminal Market
4. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
5. Philadelphia Art Museum (Rocky Steps)
6. Eastern State Penitentiary
7. City Hall Tower & Observation Deck
8. Street Art by Jordan Griska
9. Rittenhouse Square
10. Boathouse Row
11. Elfreth's Alley
What are your favorites spots in Philly? Let me know by leaving a comment! And be sure to check out my Philadelphia photo album.