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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
"Hop on the open-top modern double-decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your ticket and provided map you’ll ride a 1.5-hour loop that stops at top Philadelphia attractions as well as restaurants and shopping and entertainment centers.Visit the Liberty Bell Elfreth's Alley Independence Hall City Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Explore Chinatown
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Private Half Day Philadelphia Driving Tour
"Your private driving tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or any other location in the city. If you have half a day (either in 4 hours or 6 hours) you'll have time to see even more of the most iconic locations and local spots in the City of Brotherly Love - and the sights can either directed by you or by your guide. Your guide will spend some time understanding your interests what you want to see and will give recommendations for the tour. A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the Must-See Spots as well as having time to explore even more famous sights and other neighborhoods - like driving through the colorful Italian Market getting out of the van to go into the Liberty Bell Exhibit
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
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A Visit From William Penn...

William Penn sailed up the Delaware River in 1682 aboard the ship Welcome. Once the ship had been moored at Chester, Pa. he took a barge to Philadelphia. He came onto land at an area that was a tidewater basin called the Dock. This area was lightly populated by Swedes, Dutch and some Indians. This landing area soon became the center for maritime interests.

As people migrated to the Philadelphia area, they had to build homes. While those homes were being built, some dug into the Delaware river banks to make caves in which to sleep. That section of town had a rowdy reputation and some were cited for drunkenness and even for prostitution. Nevertheless, Philadelphia grew and the expansive lots Penn envisioned soon were plotted out--but as very crowded urban areas.

Today, Penns Landing comprises ten blocks running from Vine Street to South Street. Although Philadelphia is still part of the shipping business, the landing has become a riverside park which plays host to music festivals.

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VeronicaG
Jan 07, 2007

You must go to Penn's Landing

While in Philly you must go to Penn's Landing, there is so much to do here. Check out the Tall Ships when there are in town, see a concert, museum, or take the ferry to the Camden Aquarium right on the other side of the Delware River. Give your self serveral hours here, and bring money..

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tpangelinan
Jul 28, 2004

Penn's Landing

While at Penn's Landing go visit the Independence Seaport Museum. Great way to pass the time while waiting for the ferry to the New Jersey Aquarium. Wonderful history and displays of times goen by in the seaports history. All kind of cool nautical things to check out including beautiful model ships of all types. They have a really nice museum store with lots of gifts, prices are pretty good. No cameras are permitted in the museum, sorry didn't know until after this photo.

Cost is
$9.00 adult
$6.00 Children
Included with River link pass at $23.00

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tpangelinan
Jul 28, 2004

Seaport Museum

Down at Penn's Landing, you'll find a lot of activities, including charts that show you what you're looking at across the river on the Camden side, a Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, a great restaurant called the Chart House, a Christopher Columbus Monument, the USS Olympia ship and a the USS Becuna submarine as well as the Independence Seaport Museum which celebrates Philadelphia's maritime history.

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acemj
Sep 11, 2003
 
 
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Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing is a waterfront revitalization area named because this is one of the locations William Penn first landed in 1682. From the 1700s to the s late as the 1800s, this was the city's primary port area, and it was filled with docks and wharves. By the 1960s the riverfront port area was an eyesore, and the area was extensively redeveloped in the 1970s.

Ships at Penn's Landing include barque Moshulu, the World War II submarine USS Becuna, the Spanish-American War cruiser USS Olympia, the barquentine Gazela, and tugboat Jupiter. The Independence Seaport Museum is also located here. The northern edge of Penn's Landing is flanked by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which was the world's longest suspension bridge when completed in 1926.

Plans are underway for two slots-only casinos to be constructed here along the river.

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Ewingjr98
Jun 03, 2009

Walk along the Delaware River

The area today known as Penn's Landing stretches along the Delaware River for about 10 blocks from Vine Street to South Street, and encompasses the spot where William Penn, Philadelphia's founder, first touched ground in his "greene country towne." After Penn's arrival, this area quickly became the center of Philly's maritime soul and the city's dominant commercial district. Today, however, Penn's Landing is a riverside park and the place where Philadelphians gather in the summer to hear music and on December 31 to usher in the New Year.

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bct341
Aug 06, 2003

A view from Penn's Landing

Take in the view from Penn's landing.. you can see the Ben Franklin bridge.. the camden waterfront to include the Battleship New Jersey which is now a museum on the Camden side of the Delaware River.

Penn's landing also has concerts and festivals all year long...especially in the summer months.. from Jazz festivals to events celebrating various culture events.

It is not always the easiest place to get to if you are new to the city or just visiting. But, there are various place where you can walk over to Penn's landing.

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bct341
Aug 02, 2003

An Amphibian Boat Ride??! The DUCK tour!

Philly's fun attraction is the land and water sightseeing tour all-in-one. We saw the DUCKS amphibian car/boat at Penn's Landing part-way through its tour.

Ride the DUCKS tour for 80 minutes of entertainment and information as you tour the Historic District, South Street and Society Hill. You'll see the Betsy Ross House, Ben Fanklin's grave, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, scenes from the movie National Treasure, and Penn's Landing... and then "splash" into the Delaware river for a relaxing cruise - all on board one odd-but-AMAZING vehicle.

Definitely something DIFFERENT to do, if you like new experiences. You'll have to be sure to get your QUACKER whistle to complete your experience.

If you plan to wait to purchase your tickets once you get to the city, you can do so at the ticket kiosk one block south of our boarding location at 6th and Chestnut Streets or inside the Independence Visitor Center. Buy your tickets online or by phone (877-887-8225) in advance to ensure you get a seat on the tour of your choice.

2006 Ticket Prices:
Adults (ages 13+) $24.00
Children (ages 3-12) $14.00
Seniors (55+) $23.00
Infants (0-2) Free

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ringleader
Oct 13, 2006

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"Fantastic Philly! My homebase."
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"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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"PHILADELPHIA--Brotherly Love And More"
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"Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley"
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"City of Brotherly Love"
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When travelling to...

When travelling to Philadelphia you should do the board walk at the Delaware River. If you are mobile, take the time and drive to Atlantic City. That's the Las Vegas of the East Coast...that cold help you to raise your budget. If you're really an adicted gambler, don't drive that far. There's a casino in Delaware, where, if you're lucky, you can make some $$$$

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TanjaE
Sep 12, 2002

Penn's Landing

This is one of Philadelphia's main public gathering places. During summer, something is always happening here. The views of the Delaware River and Camden New Jersey are, well, as good as you can expect. There are plenty of food vendors, and a long walkway along the riverfront.

The Landing is also next to the Seaport Museum (it's on my list of places to visit next time). The historic ships docked there include the cruiser USS Olympia, which was Admiral Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Right now, the old ship is being restored.

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Tom_Fields
Aug 23, 2007

Penn's Landing

It is named after Quaker William Penn who came ashore in this area in 1682. Pennsylvania comes from his name "Penn" and "sylvania" which mean woodland.

The picture captured is a Penn' Landing statue. It is regarding the catasrophe which is impact to Ireland people. Or where it is known as " The Greatest Hunger " where lead them to sail.

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edachsund
Oct 27, 2004

Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing Is One Of The Greatest Parts Of Philly.
It has alot of special events held there, as well as activities.
There are also some stores and hotels that are very close to it.
For Instance Ikea is a great place to shop.
I went to Penn's Landing for a class trip and I took a couple of photos:

CBonilla22
Oct 19, 2007

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