Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the "Birthplace of America" and the nation's first capital. A rich sense of history pervades the city; you'll notice it everywhere you go. Book a stay in one of the top-quality hotels near downtown Philadelphia, and the nation's past will be right on your doorstep.
Start your visit with a trip back in time at Independence National Historical Park, in the heart of the downtown area. The park is known as "America's most historic square mile" and houses many buildings from the colonial days. It's here that you can see the National Constitution Center, where the Constitution was written and approved, and Independence Hall. Also in the park is Philly's most popular attraction, the cracked Liberty Bell. All the hotels in downtown Philadelphia are within walking distance, as is the rest of the Old City, where there are more historic buildings and museums.
There's plenty to do outside of downtown, too—Fairmont has some excellent museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. While in the area, check out Fairmont Park, the largest city park in the United States. You can walk, run, play, or just relax. No visit to Philadelphia would be complete without sampling a famous Philly cheese steak sandwich, so head to South Street to try the tastiest in town. Philly is an easy city to get around, and most of the attractions are a short walk or bus ride from one another and the best cheap hotels near downtown Philadelphia.
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