Philadelphia January 02, 2018
9 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is The Most Unique City In America
There’s no city in the world quite like Philadelphia. From our history to our cuisine, and even the unmistakable Philly attitude, you’ll certainly know you’ve made it to a unique city when you arrive in the City of Brotherly Love. Here are a few ways Philadelphia is unique, and why there’s no place like home.
1. Our history is incredible.
The Nation was founded in the streets of Philadelphia! The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were all written and signed in our city.
2. And you can still see it everywhere!
In Philly, you can drink in the same bar where the Federalist papers were argued, you can walk the cobblestone streets that our founding fathers drove carriages down, and you can even run into Ben Franklin in Old City!
3. You'll never meet anyone quite like a Philadelphian.
Philadelphia is full of characters. You can meet strangers who give you interesting unsolicited advice, die-hard Eagles fans, Philly Jesus, or some of the best chefs, restaurateurs, and bakers - all on the same day.
4. One word: Mummers.
Where else would you find a parade like the Mummers, where people dress up in elaborate costumes for the ultimate performance competition, in the freezing cold, on New Years' Day?
5. We love to invent amazing foods.
We invented the Root Beer Float, Water Ice, the Hoagie and the Cheesesteak. What else could you want?
6. There's art everywhere you look.
Enormous murals decorate thousands of buildings in Philadelphia and interesting mosaics are easy to find because Philadelphia has more public art than any other city.
7. We've got a ton of green space, despite being a very urban city.
Philadelphia's park system includes Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Gorge, which combine to make it one of the greenest cities in the country.
8. We are extraordinarily creative when it comes to #savesies.
In Philadelphia, you've got to take a side in the #savesies vs #nosavesies debate. The Philly police will be quick to ticket anyone using a vacuum to hold their parking space, but in some neighborhoods, you'd better not take anyone's shoveled out spot.
9. And also when it comes to finding parking spots.
You can park pretty much anywhere in South Philly... including the median on Broad Street. This is something that throws off out-of-towners for sure.
What’s your favorite place in Philadelphia? What really reminds you of home? And if you think it’s just the city that makes us a little different, read up on these
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