Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love and it’s rich with American history, so naturally I had to spend a few days there! I visited the Franklin Institute, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin’s grave, and I also saw the Liberty Bell, which luckily I only had to wait about 10 minutes for (sometimes the line can be quite long). Let’s not forget the Rocky Steps—the 72-step staircase leading up to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was hilarious to see other people reenacting the famous scene when Rocky runs up, and yes... I did it too.

Philly has a reputation for being one of the top foodie places in the country, and they didn't disappoint. I had a delicious cheese steak sandwich (Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks are the most well-known) and I also really enjoyed this one place called City Tavern.

Founded in 1773, City Tavern was where America’s Founding Fathers used to drink and eat at! It was partly destroyed by a fire on March 22, 1834 and the building was demolished in 1854. It was completely rebuilt in the 1970s and re-opened in 1976. It was amazing to be dining in the same place that some of founders visited during the formation of the United States.

Being a total history buff, I have to say one of my favorite parts of this trip was seeing a chair that George Washington sat in during important debates and meetings. This trip actually made me want to teach American History at one point but I eventually decided against it.

Daniel's travels to Philadelphia gallery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania