The 7 most Instagrammable spots in Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is rife with stunning, picture-perfect scenery. Rack up the double taps with my 7 favourite spots in Philadelphia for Instagram.

Liberty Bell

1. The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell ranks among America’s most iconic and recognizable symbols and its placement across the street from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall makes the famous bell a regular stop for every city history tour. Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed at Independence Hall. Pose in front of it and let independence ring free.

rocky statue in philadelphia

2. Rocky Statue
Visiting the Rocky statue and running up the Rocky Steps (Philadelphia Museum of Art steps) is a Philly rite of passage. Get a selfie with Rocky and if you’re up for it, run up the 72 steps. Don’t forget the classic Rocky pose as you reach the top.

Love Park

3. LOVE Park
Smack-bang in the heart of the city, the LOVE statue in John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as Love Park, reminds visitors and locals alike of this brotherly city’s motto. This piece offers the perfect place for a romantic photo, a one-person shot, or anything else. It’s an iconic picture at any time of year.

philadelphia magic gardens

4. Magic Gardens
The Magic Gardens anchor South Philadelphia’s street art scene with three building lots-worth of dazzling murals. Isaiah Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed the space out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic knick-knacks.

City Hall

5. City Hall
City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out. The exterior is covered with sculpture representing the seasons and continents, as well as allegorical figures, heads and masks. All of the sculptures were designed by Alexander Milne Calder, including the 27-ton statue of William Penn at the top of the tower. At 548 feet, the tower was the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1987.

Insider tip: Take in a different perspective of the city and head to the observation deck located at the top of the building. Here, 360-degree views allow you and your camera to spot citywide sites such as Fairmount Park, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and all 12 miles of Broad Street, one of the longest streets in the country.

Street art and murals

6. Street art and murals
In Philadelphia, every wall is a potential canvas, and stunning murals can be found on buildings all over the city. Mural Arts Philadelphia has commissioned thousands of stunning murals around the city; to date, more than 3,600 murals have been produced.

Elfreth's Alley

7. Elfreth’s Alley
Step back in time to cobblestoned Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest residential street. Families still live in the centuries-old houses that dot this tiny alleyway and very little has changed since they went up in the mid-1700s. The narrow street — now protected as a National Historic Landmark — will transport you back to that simpler time.

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