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You’ve seen the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, even if you don’t realise it. You watched Sylvester Stallone race up them during the Rocky series. Maybe you’ve fantasised about racing up and down them yourself as “The Eye of the Tiger” plays in the background.
Make that “Rocky Run” a reality on your next holiday. But don’t stop there. “Philly” has a lot more going for it than famous boxers and cream cheese; while you’re there, swing by the Independence National Historical Park and try to ring the Liberty Bell, or figure out once and for all which restaurant has the best cheesesteak sandwich.
It’s all up to you, mate. Snag your Philadelphia car hire from Wotif and make it happen.
You’ve been in town for all of two seconds, which means you needed to do the Rocky Run yesterday. Park your Philadelphia car rental in the car park and do the famous jog. Get a snap of yourself with fists in the air and then move on to your next stop (just kidding—check out the Special Exhibits hall before you leave).
Just under 5km east of the museum is the Independence National Historical Park. If you’re interested in the history of the United States (or if you just like looking at old stuff), this is your jam. Wander through City Tavern, a faithful reproduction of an old-timey pub, and get a selfie with the Liberty Bell in the background.
You picked up your car hire in Philadelphia to get around easier, right? Pack up some cheesesteak sandwiches and set out for that other famous city on the East Coast. The Big Apple is about 150km north of Philly, and yes, you will be a changed person when you see that famous skyline for the first time.
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Why waste another minute staring at a computer screen? Mix and match airfares and accommodation and before you know it, you’ve got one of Wotif’s Philadelphia holiday packages. Now make like Rocky and run for it. We’re all cheering for you!