The City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia’s name was coined by William Penn and comes from the Greek words, philos
which means love and adelphos for brother. He carefully chose this name to instill his beliefs of
equality and freedom for the city. If Philadelphia is too long to say, just call it, “Philly,” like many
of the locals do.
There is no shortage of rich historic and cultural experiences for you to explore in Philadelphia.
Visit the Liberty Bell, the international symbol of freedom or walk through the first library ever
built in the country, “The Library Company of Philadelphia,” founded by Benjamin Franklin. Spot
over 3,000 beautiful murals that give life and color to the unique neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
To truly experience the city, try an authentic Philly Cheesesteak at one of the many restaurants
and delis around town.
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Fun Things to Do
- Find the best authentic Philly cheesesteaks around town
- Check out this endless list of free and affordable attractions
- Roam the many art galleries the first Friday every month for free
- Visit the Liberty Bell, an icon of American history
- Sign up for Funsavers discounts and save on half-priced event tickets
- Take a self-guided walking tour of the largest collection of murals around the city