The Top 10 Free Attractions in Philadelphia Marco Rubino /

The Top 10 Free Attractions in Philadelphia

 Philadelphia is known as the “city of brotherly love” and is the largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of over 1.5 million. It’s best known for being the location where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Constitutional Convention was held after the war in 1787. It has more outdoor sculptures and street murals than any other city in America and is home to the largest landscaped urban park in the world. If you are traveling on a budget and looking for things that won’t burn a hole in your pocketbook, there are plenty of opportunities in Philadelphia. Here are a few of the FREE attractions that you really don’t want to miss out on while you are visiting.

10. Mural Mile Tour

If you are looking for something to see and do that is off the beaten path, then take a self-guided or guided tour of the Mural Mile.  You can walk this almost 2.5 mile outdoor gallery and take in all the artistic ambiance around you. It will inspire you to reflect and bask in the artistic mastery you wouldn’t normally expect from graffiti. There are two different routes you can take; one north and one south of Market Street. If you take the guided tour, you will hear about the people, places and themes of the murals and learn about the cultures of the neighborhoods and how the murals enhance their environment. The North tour will take you into Old City through Chinatown and around City Hall whereas the South tour will take you down the 13th Street corridor to Lombard Street. If you prefer a self-guided tour, there is still plenty of beautiful art to appreciate at your own pace on your own time. This is a very original art experience and offers a chance to enjoy a different kind of culture.

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