Only a two-hour train ride from New York, Philadelphia makes for a great weekend escape on beautiful September
and October days.
Philadelphia is a must-see city for its rich history and culture, but also for its more laid-back lifestyle. There’s nothing like a brisk walk around Philadelphia the autumn, when colorful trees enchant this lovely city. Here are a few ideas for a two-day trip.
Starting off with a guided tour around the historical center is imperative to understand the important role Philadelphia has played in American history. After having seen the iconic Liberty Bell–symbol of American independance, walk around Old City and Society Hill, the two most historical neighborhoods, which boast charming cobblestone streets and 18th century red brick homes, while discovering the area’s edge art scene and independant boutiques.
Spend a few hours in the Philadelphia Museum of Art with its Greek Temple architecture and discover its impressive collections.
Cross the Schuylkill River to see boathouses, famous for rowing races.