Culture and shopping in Philadelphia

Trip description

Pennsylvania is a historically and culturally rich state, but it is also the ideal place for shopping. Indeed, there is no tax on clothes and shoes in Pennsylvania, a good reason to move to one of the largest trading centres in the world King of Prussia!

Day 1 : Stroll in Old City and Market Street

If you like shopping malls, go to Macy's in Market Street or at the Liberty Place Center. Then, go to the Old City neighbourhood by Market Street and find charming little boutiques, art galleries in the cobbled streets around. Discover also the historic buildings: Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Constitution Center.

Day 2 : King of Prussia and Valley Forge

Another shopping paradise is the King of Prussia mall, which is located 15 km west of Philadelphia (the largest East coast shopping complex with 365 specialty stores and 35 restaurants) and especially the Premium outlets where you can find popular brands at discount prices. Take the opportunity to discover the Valley Forge National Historical Park to discover the Washington Camp during the War of Independence.

Day 3 : Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rittenhouse Square

In the morning, allow your credit card to rest and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, not to be missed. It is one of the most beautiful in the country, with its impressive steps, the statue of Rocky Balboa. In the afternoon, discover the Rittenhouse Square area and the shopping area Chestnut and Walnut Streets, get off Broad Street and then stroll through the smart South Street to discover the off-beat shops.

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