By Kelly Neilson
Philadelphia is a city everyone should visit at least once in their life. With plenty of attractions and entertainment, you’ll never be bored. If you made a bucket list for Philadelphia, make sure you include the following items.
138 Bushkill Falls Trail
Bushkill, PA 18324
Bushkill Falls is known as the Niagra of Pennsylvania and with good reason. It is located in the Pocono Mountains and consists of eight waterfalls with the tallest one over 100 feet. Each waterfall is accessible by bridges and hiking trails. They offer magnificent views and were opened in 1904 by Charles Peter and the falls are still owned by the Peters family today. The admission fee for the falls in $14.50 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $8.50 for kids.
Check Out A Sporting Event
South Philadelphia Sports Complex
Philadelphia has some of the most passionate fans in the country and seeing one of its sports teams in person should be on everyone’s list of things to do in Philadelphia. All of the sport teams can be found in one area at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Head to Wells Fargo Center to catch the Flyers (NFL) or the 76ers (NBA), Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies (MLB) or Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles (NFL). You can pre-game at XFinity Live! at one of its many bars or tailgate before the game, as a true Philadelphian would do.
Walk Across The Benjamin Franklin Bridge
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a bridge that connects Philadelphia to Camden, NJ over the Delaware River. It has pedestrian walkways that run across both sides of the bridge, although only one is open at a time. It offers spectacular views of the city and is also great exercise, as the bridge will take you some time to cross. The bridge is available to bikers, runners and walkers and is set apart from the highway.
525 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Independence Mall is one of the most historic places in America. Here you can discover where our founding fathers congregated, discussed and signed our constitution. From the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, you’ll discover the birthplace of freedom. It is one of the must see spots in Philadelphia and can be enjoyed on your own, during a guided tour or on a horse and buggy ride around the neighborhood. Independence Mall is free to access.
See a Sunset from One Liberty Observation Deck
1650 Market St., Suite 5700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
At One Liberty Observation Deck, you’ll find some of the greatest views of the Philadelphia skyline. After eating in Rittenhouse Square at one of its fantastic restaurants, head to Liberty Place for spectacular views of the sun setting over the city. It is 57 stories high and offers 360 degree views of the city and beyond – you’ll even see parts of New Jersey. One Liberty Observation Deck is open 365 days a year. It also sits above many shops in Liberty Place that you can browse through before or after your visit to the observatory.