Philadelphia City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||143 sq miles|
|Lat Long of Philadelphia||39.9522° N, 75.1642° W|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Area Code of Philadelphia||(1) 215 and 267|
|Philadelphia Zip Code||19019 to 19255|
|Major Religion||Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Museum of American Jewish History|
|Universities||University of Philadelphia, Temple University|
Airports in Philadelphia:
- Philadelphia International Airport
- Mustin Alf Airport
- N Philadelphia Rail St Airport
- North Philadelphia Airport
- Trenton Rail Stn Airport
Tourist attractions in Philadelphia:
- Fairmount Park
- Penn’s Landing
- Rittenhouse Square
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Declaration House
- Liberty Bell
- US Mint
- African American Museum in Philadelphia
- Betsy Ross House
- Carpenters’ Hall
- Christ Church Burial Ground
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the USA in terms of population. Philadelphia played an important role in the freedom movement of America. Philadelphia is one of the largest college/university towns in America. It has among the largest number of colleges and universities in the USA.
Hotels in Philadelphia:
The hotels here offer accommodation option for leisure and business travelers who visit the city.
Luxury Hotels :
Some of the popular five star hotels in Philadelphia are Four Seasons Philadelphia, Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, The Westin Hotel Philadelphia, The Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, Park Hyatt Philadelphia at Bellevue and Rittenhouse Hotel.
Standard Hotels :
Doubletree Hotel, Marriott Philadelphia Airport Courtyard, Embassy Suites Philadelphia, The Windsor Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast, Clarion Hotel And Conference Center, Spring Hill Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott Residence Inn, Morris House Hotel, Hampton Inn Philadelphia, Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport are some of the three star hotels.
Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia are London Grill,Striped Bass,Rangoon Burmese Restaurant and Bistro Romano. Some of the other restaurants of Philadelphia are Sotto Varalli, Amada, El Vez, Zocalo, Capital Grille, Davio’s, Vernick Food & Drink and others.
For gorging on the famous and delicious cheese steaks of Philadelphia, tourists can visit restaurants like Steve’s Prince of Steaks, Geno’s Steaks, Dalessandro’s Steaks, Tony Luke’s and Campo’s Deli, to name just a few.
Shopping at Philadelphia:
One of the well-known shopping areas in Philadelphia is the Chestnut Hill. It is well known for its boutiques and the retail chains. Franklin Mills Mall is located only 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. Located in Woodhaven Road, Franklin Mills Mall is the largest outlet mall on the East Coast of America.
Transportation in Philadelphia:
The transport authority of Philadelphia is called the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority or SEPTA. It runs buses, trains, subways, trolleys, and trackless trolleys in Philadelphia and its suburbs. Amtrak also provides train facilities to the city.
Numerous taxicabs crisscross the roads of Philadelphia. You will find lots of taxis at the airport, but they are expensive. They charge a flat fee of $20 plus tip.
Climate of Philadelphia:
The climate of Philadelphia can be classified as temperate. The summers are hot and humid. Autumn and spring are mild and pleasant. Winters are cold, but seldom experience sub-zero temperatures. Snowfall can be varied. Sometimes winters experience a smattering of snow and sometimes there are heavy snowstorms. The best time to visit Philadelphia would be all year round, but, the time around the 4 th of July is particularly festive. There are many festivals related to America’s independence held during that time, due to the historical importance of Philadelphia in American’s freedom movement.
Philadelphia’s economy is one of the most diverse in the United States. The core area of its economy are manufacturing, commercial, technological activities and tourism. The banking and insurance industries are also an important part of its economy.
Festivals in Philadelphia:
Several local events are organized in the city each year and these events reflect the traditions of Philadelphia in an excellent manner. One such event is the ‘Philadelphia Freedom Festival’. This is organized to celebrate the Independence Day of America and is very famous for its outdoor concerts, fireworks, speeches and much more.The other traditional festivals of Philadelphia are
Philadelphia Folk Festival
, Philadelphia International Children’s Festival and Jam on the River. The annual Folk Festival showcases the best of the traditional folk music, art and crafts as well as dance of Philadelphia.