BEYOND WHARTON & CHEESESTEAKS, SEVEN MORE REASONS TO PLAN A TRIP TO PHILLY NOW
Yes, we know there are SO many more reasons to head
up I-95 or by Amtrak back to Wharton, Penn's campus, & many attractions -
These include new ideas from ShermansTravel.com
The ideas below cover a wide range of interests, from the old, such as Valley Forge, to the new: the Ben Franklin Museum.
And if you're a Franklinophile and headed to London, by all means visit the Benjamin Franklin House there. It's the only former residence of his that still stands.
Francophile? Head to the Wharton Global Forum in Paris.......check our Events list for the link to this mid-October event.
Back to Philly: Penn's campus is constantly evolving, and the Penn Museum has a stimulating array of exhibits, many permanent, and some temporary.
For even more info, great deals, culinary delights from the unpretentious Philly cheesesteak to dazzling haute cuisine, check out this website: http://www.visitphilly.com /
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Opening on August 24th, Philly's favorite Founding Father takes the spotlight at his very own museum, all about Ben's life and his extraordinary legacy. click here>
Just across the Delaware River in New Jersey, Adventure Aquarium may be America's most touchable aquarium, with exhibits like Touch-a-Shark, Stingray Beach Club and the KidZone play area for children six and under. click here>
Don't miss any of the action during the Philadelphia Union's 2013 season. Come see the region's first Major League Soccer team light up the PPL park this summer. click here>
Please Touch Museum ®
Kids are in charge here. After marveling at the Statue of Liberty arm replica made completely of toys, pint-sized museum-goers run through play areas such as Maurice Sendak's World, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the River Adventure. click here>
National Museum of American Jewish History
The five-story museum on Independence Mall welcomes all people, inviting them to discover what they have in common with the Jewish experience in America and explore the features that make their history distinct. click here>
Of course there's the 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historic Park, where George Washington and his troops endured the harsh winter of 1777-1778. But don't miss the area's great shopping and art.click here>
The only theme park in the world based on the popular TV show, Sesame Place wows kids with a water park, rides, shows, fireworks, a daily parade and a carousel. Look for the big yellow bird and all his buddies throughout the park. click here>
* National Museum of American Jewish History: "Religious Liberty" sculpture in front of the National Museum of American Jewish History, © Jeff Goldberg/Esto, TM © 2013.
Sesame Place: TM/©2013 Sesame Workshop
Adventure Aquarium: Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC