Who wouldn’t want to go to Philly after the Superbowl? I’m from Minnesota and we hosted the Superbowl this year. After the Philadelphia Eagles win, I was excited to see what their city was all about.
This was a short trip which did not entail too much for me because i did not pack for the weather. I had a few hours to tour the city which helped me tap into a little bit of America’s history…I would love to go back and see what the rest of the city has to offer.
Philadelphia is the sixth-largest city by population & Pennsylvania’s largest city, it is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall. This is where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.
The most memorable thing for me was the Liberty Bell Center.
I stayed at one of the most beautiful hotels downtown, The Sonesta Philadelphia, Downtown Rittenhouse Square.
The architecture in the city is beautiful
The liberty Bell Center
The Liberty Bell bears a timeless message: “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof”.
The Crack- The narrow split developed in the early 1840’s after nearly 90 years of hard use. In 1846, when the city decided to repair the bell prior to George Washington’s birthday holiday (February 23), metal workers widened the thin crack to prevent its farther spread and restore the tone of the bell using a technique called “stop drilling”. The wide “crack” in the Liberty Bell is actually the repair job! Look carefully and you’ll see over 40 drill bit marks in that wide “crack”. But, the repair was not successful.
Lastly the food was amazing