A holiday rental home in Philadelphia will put you in the location of some of the most important events that ever took place in this country including the signing of the Declaration of Independence and many others.
One unique way to see Philadelphia is by taking a Duck Boat Tour. There “boats” start out as busses. After driving around the city and seeing some of the important landmarks, the bus transforms into a boat and you head out onto the water to continue the tour. There are also nearby beaches, walking and jogging trails and other ways to enjoy spending time in the out of doors.
There are so many important and wonderful attractions and historic sites in Philadelphia that there is no way that you can see them all in just one visit. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Ben Franklin’s house are just a few examples of the important historic sites located in this city. You can also visit the United States Treasury and watch the entire process as coins are created. You will also see exhibits on the history of making money in this country. Several art and science museums, such as the Franklin Institute are located here. The Franklin Institute also hosts some of the best traveling exhibits such as Cleopatra, King Tut and many others. Hop on a ferry and in just a few minutes you will be at the Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey. This aquarium offers very hands-on activities such as swimming with and feeding sharks, playing with penguins and more.
Winters in Philadelphia are cold and you should expect lots of snow. Summers are warm and pleasant. During the winter, the average low temperatures are between -3° and 4° C and the average highs are between 4° and 7° C. During the spring, the average low temperatures are between 7° and 12° C and the highs are between 12° and 18° C. During the summer, the average lows are 18° to 21° C and average highs are 28° to 31° C. There is between 70 and 111 mm of rain per month. The least occurs in February and the most during the July.
The closest airport to Philadelphia is right in the city. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is served by most major carriers and has flights to and from many destinations around the world. You will probably not need a car if you plan to stay in the city, but you will if you plan to explore the surrounding area.