24 Hours in Philadelphia
Written by Gregg Henglein
Qatar Airways introduction of Philadelphia to its destination list on April 2 has opened up access to one of the United States great cities, rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence while undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation through ambitious boutiques, top-class restaurants, and an energy buoyed by an influx of transplants priced out of nearby New York City and Washington DC.
Philadelphia is a city of diverse neighbourhoods. While you wont be able to hit all of it during your 24 hours here, if you’re willing to skip sleep and keep moving, you’ll see how much there is to love about the City of Brotherly Love.
The 12-minute RiverLink Ferry ride connects Penns Landing to waterfront attractions, offering sensational views of waterfront highlights and the City of Philadelphia’s spectacular skyline.
A great city to walk thanks to William Penns easy-to-follow grid street design and a Walk! Philadelphia programme providing uniformed goodwill ambassadors serving as strolling concierges.
The double-decker bus made famous in London lets passengers hop on and off at more than 20 stops. SEPTA: A US$12 One-Day Independence Pass allows you to travel on all SEPTA buses, trolleys, subways, and trains.