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Philadelphia, located at the mouth of the river Delaware to the
Atlantic Ocean, is the largest city by population in Pennsylvania, and
the sixth in the USA. In colonial times was the second most important
city of the British Empire, after London. It's the place where the
Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, and the United
States Constitution was written. Before Washington was founded,
Philadelphia had been the capital and the largest city in the country.
It is also a well-known academic center with universities, medical
schools, colleges, and has the second-largest student concentration on
the East Coast. Forbes ranked Philly 12th among the top 40
cities for singles. Here are some tips for dating in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is a city with many interesting places worth seeing. One
of the most typically associated with it is certainly the Old
City district with Independence National Park, in which the
Independence Hall is located, the place where Declaration was
signed, and the Liberty Bell. Nearby you can see the beautiful
eighteenth-century buildings: the old courthouse – Congress
Hall, old City Hall, on top of which stands 12 meters tall
figure of Philadelphia founder – William Penn, and Christ
Church with the mausoleum of the signatories of the Declaration.
You can also find here the oldest street in the whole United States
Elfrath's Alley. Philadelphia also has the only home of Edgar
Allan Poe that survived till present day. One of the most important
relics of the city is nineteenth-century prison
Eastern State Penitentiary.
Dating in Philadelphia is easy for history enthusiasts.
There are plenty of museums. The most interesting of them include
Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts (which is America's oldest art school and museum),
with one of the largest collections of works by Auguste Rodin outside
of France and, finally, one of the largest art museums in the country
that is the
Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum is also known for the 72
stone front steps, "Rocky Steps", as a result of their
appearance in the triple-Oscar-winning film Rocky.
Art in Philly
Avenue of the Arts in Center City is a street with
many fine, lavish restaurants, and major cultural institutions. One of
the most famous of them is Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which
houses the theaters (Merriam Theatre, Wilma Theater, and Suzanne Roberts
Theatre), Philadelphia Orchestra and the Academy of
Music. Along the avenue there are also
Clef Club of
Jazz & Performing Arts and the previously mentioned Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts. Worth mentioning is the fact that in Philly there are
more than 2,800 murals (the biggest number in the U.S.), often painted
by well known artists that were created thanks to the
Mural Arts Program.
Philadelphia is a city of many festivals. The best known of these are:
Philadelphia Film Festival, the Philadelphia
International Auto Show, and Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. The latter one
promotes Japanese culture through demonstrations of martial arts,
ikebana flower arranging, as well as live musical and dance
performances. Don't miss the opportunity to attend it. Definitely it
is a great idea for a successful date in Philly.
Cuisine of Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a multinational city, to which many immigrants have
come over the centuries. The whole cultural mix was not without some
influence on the cuisine, which is known primarily from hoagies,
scrapple, soft pretzels, water ice, Tastykake and cheesesteak (you can
try them at Dalessandro's or
Pat's). There are many restaurants in the city,
both the cheaper and more upscale ones
(Le Bec-Fin, Morimoto). One of the most widely liked is
The Prime Rib – ranked among the top five
romantic restaurants in the country. Many chefs of local restaurants
have been honored with nominations for James Beard Awards. The
most widely represented cuisines in the city are: Italian
(Fiorino, Superior Pasta Company), French
(Wedge + Fig, The Pickled Heron), Chinese
(Heung Fa Chun Sweet House, Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House), Indian
(Sitar India), and Japanese
(Sagami Japanese Restaurant, Doma).
It's time to party
Philadelphia is a city that should be associated with fun. Number of
bars full of people all the time, clubs playing different genres of
music, and restaurants serving delicious food are here.
City are the spots where the city's nightlife focuses. If you find
yourself in the area and you want to go to the bar, you should visit
McGillin's Olde Ale House, well known for a great
atmosphere, delicious food and Texas Hold 'Em nights, or Eulogy
Belgian Tavern which boasts of more than
300 brands of bottled beers and 20 straight from the barrel. Nearby
the Lucy's Hat Shop is located which is often full of
students because of its famous happy hours. There are lots of clubs in
the city therefore dating in Philadelphia for clubbing lovers is very
easy. The most popular and, in our opinion, one of the best, include
The Fluid, The 700, and Silk City Diner & Lounge.