Bruce Springsteen’s iconic anthem didn’t tell the whole story of “The Streets of Philadelphia”.

After all, he forgot to note how handy “The City of Brotherly Love” was – its central location between two major east coast stopovers, making it an excellent option for travellers to the USA.

Nor did he sing about its History – how “The Birthplace of America” earned its nickname after carefully preserving the Liberty Bell, the first national flag and Independence Hall – the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

And it’s such a shame The Boss didn’t mention it was Hip – after all, the fifth largest city in the United States offers some of the best options for shopping, socialising and sight-seeing. Just ask any of the 1.5 million quick-talking proud locals what they think about cheesesteaks, The Eagles or Rocky Balboa…

Fortunately, our latest guide “Philadelphia: History, Hip & Handy” has filled in the gaps, so you can discover for yourself just how fabulous a trip to Philly really is.

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Length in feet of the world’s largest cheesesteak. A world record set by local Steve's Prince of Steaks and Amoroso's Bakery


The price of a sandwich at Philadelphia’s Barclay Prime steakhouse - home of the most expensive Cheesesteak in the world


Number of outdoor murals in Philly (AKA The Mural Capital of the USA)


Year the Philadelphia Eagles won their first-ever NFL Super Bowl Championship