The fifth-largest city in the country, Philadelphia is a place where the excitement of a large city meets the quaintness of a small town. Famous as the birthplace of freedom, the city has many American historical landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and more. Philadelphia offers cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures at every turn. Read more about things to do in Philadelphia.
The restaurant scene, with top chefs from around the world, creates an unforgettable experience for any diner. For those who prefer to cook themselves, markets and grocery stores to appease anyone's taste buds can be found throughout the city. Read more about places to eat and buy food.
Best of all, Philadelphia's compact downtown means all of its attractions are within a short subway ride from Temple University or a brief walk from any downtown hotel. Students who have family or friends coming to visit can find information on places to stay.
A great starting place for an overview of Philadelphia and all the exciting activities available is the Convention and Visitors web site for Philadelphia. Enjoy!