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Business Casual: Taking Philadelphia Road Into Nation's History

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | February 26, 2016

Business Casual: Taking Philadelphia Road Into Nation's History

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Might we offer you a side of history with your corporate trip?

Here we are back with another edition of Business Casual, where we embrace the very idea of bleisure travel.

This week we head out on a virtual tour through Philadelphia, a city overflowing with rich culture and history.

That’s an important note, because what we have below is just a sampling of what can be found in the center city part of town.

But we think leaving your respective meeting for one or two of these trips will greatly enhance your time in Philadelphia.

Bust a Rocky:

Let’s be adults and start where we know you are headed, armed with your smartphone and your best pose.

Just outside a fantastic museum is a beloved set of steps featured in an iconic movie.

Philadelphia Museum of Art:

Luckily, there is far more to see than just the vantage atop this particular set of steps. Just behind you is the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For $20 you have the opportunity to stroll through its halls and wash yourself in culture while you unwind from a hard day.

The Barnes Foundation:

As you meander closer to the heart of the city center and to the nation’s historic roots, you will pass the Barnes Foundation.

Relax amid beauty in either the location’s museum or the adjoining arboretum. Also, the Barnes collection is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Eastern State Penitentiary:

Before we get to some civic history, perhaps you want to take a detour to a popular attraction that delves deep into one of the country’s most historic prisons.

You can take a tour of the haunting and strangely mesmerizing prison. Or, if you like to window shop first, explore the prison online first.

Philadelphia City Hall:

It’s impossible to come away from Philadelphia and not have an appreciation for architecture. The towering city hall accepts visitors and also allows them to step ever closer to the skyline in one of the more remarkable observation decks around.

Just say hi to the William Penn statue for us.

Independence Visitor Center:

By the time you reach the old city part of town, you will be flummoxed in what to see next.

Thankfully, there is a location that will help set you on a path you will enjoy.

Liberty Bell:

You know it well and have seen it in countless books and travel images. However, Philadelphia not only offers an up-close look at the famed bell but a historic perspective that will have you appreciating the symbol of freedom anew.

Independence Hall:

We end our journey to where it all started, the place where our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.

This is the best kind of bleisure stop. It offers an unforgettable experience; it’s quick and, best of all, it’s free.


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