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If you want excitement plus a bite to eat, you may visit Olde City, between 2nd and 3rd and Market. There you will find several nice eateries. Just about any type of cuisine a person would like is available in that area, plus you can take in some of the historical sites of the city. No visit to Philadelphia would be complete without a visit to the Liberty Bell. Because of the number of visitors each day, there are guided tours conducted about every half hour. Independance Hall is also open for touring. There, an experienced and informed member of the National Park Service gives the visitor an overview of the historal area and the important role Philadelphia played in the establishment of this country. Some of the sites visotirs fail to see include; Benjamin Franklins post office and printing press and the underground museum located at 316 Market Street. There is an existing courtyard through which Mr. Franklin entered his home which leads to the museum. During the spring and summer months, it's highly probable that visitor's will meet with Ben Franklin himself as he tells stories under the shade tree in the courtyard center.

The Liberty Bell,Independance Hall and Betsy Ross's house are all within walking distance from the 3rd and Market Street area. Food is also no problem in this area of town.If you go 1-2 blocks east to front street you can get a good soulfood meal at Warm Daddy's restaurant while listening to live blues. If you want something a little more upscale, take a visit to Walnut Street. Anywhere between 15th and 19th street on Walnut Street, a visitor is sure to find lovely upscale retail stores or a place for fine dining. If you love the water, Penns Landing is the place to be. There you will find lots of night spots on the pier. There are several boats on which you can enjoy dinner and dancing. Depending on the time of year, live concerts are held at the Landing which, most of the time, are free.

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