Things to do in Philadelphia

You've made it to Philadelphia for the 2015 AMHCA Conference, so now it's time to figure out what do you do when you aren't on the show floor or in sessions. This guide will help familiarize you with what our host city, Philadelphia, has to offer!
Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market: Philadelphia's historic public market where you can shop for locally grown produce and eclectic goods, or stop to have a bite at one of the restaurants in and around the market. 
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Cost: Free admission, $4 parking at garages on 11th and Arch Streets and 12th and Filbert Streets with a $10 purchase and merchant validation. 
Location: 12th and Arch Streets 
Independence Hall:  Visit this historic location where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and adopted then snap a picture next to the Liberty Bell!

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Cost: Visitors can obtain a free timed entry ticket the morning of your visit. 
Location: 420 Chestnut Street 
Chinatown and Franklin Square Park: During your visit, stop in one of the Asian groceries and pick up some green tea, or visit one of the restaurants, like Simply Shabu, that make up Philadelphia’s Chinatown! Close by is Franklin Square Park, one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. Centered around it’s beautiful fountain, Franklin Square also features the Parx Liberty Carousel, a miniature golf course, and SquareBurger.

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Cost: Mini-golf (Adults: $9; Children 3-12: $7; Children 2 and under: FREE); Parx Liberty Carousel (Ages 3+: $3 per person; 2 and under: FREE
Location: 2 blocks N and S of Race Street; Between Broad and 8th Streets
John F. Kennedy Plaza or "Love Park": The park gets it's nickname from the famous sculpture within it by Robert Indiana. The sculpture was erected in 1076 for the bicentennial. Stop by here for some wonderful food truck experiences!

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Cost: FREE 
Location: 16th and JFK Boulevard 
Philadelphia Museum of Art: One of the largest art museums in the United States where visitors from around the world come to explore the museum's renowned art collection. 

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Cost: Adults: $20; Seniors (65+): $18, Students (with valide ID): $14; Youth (ages 13-18): $14; Children under 12: FREE 
Location: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
The Barnes Foundation: An American educational art institution featuring examples of post-impressionist paintings by renowned artists like Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and more. 
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Cost: Adults: $22-25*; Seniors (65+): $20-23*; Students (with valid ID): $10; Youth (ages 6-18): $10; Children under 5: FREE 
*Saturday and Sunday prices for Adults and Seniors

Location: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens: Mosaic art environment, gallery, and community arts center on South Street.
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Cost: Adults: $7; Students: $5; Children (6-12): $3, Children under 6: FREE 
Location: 1020 South Street 
Philadelphia Ghost Tours: Take a candlelight stroll through the streets of Philadelphia to hear tales of the city's ghostly inhabitants. 
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Cost: Adults: $17; Children (4-12): $10 
Location: Tours depart from Singers Garden at 5th and Chestnut Streets 
City Food Tours Philadelphia: Don't just see Philadelphia, taste it! There are a variety of tours to choose from, so you're bound to find one that suits your palate!

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Cost: Varies per tour 
Location: Varies per tour 
Tippler's Tour: Colonial Pub Crawls: Learn about Philadelphia's pub culture while you take a sip of history. 
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Cost: Pricing varies 
Location: Tours leave from the Historic Philadelphia Center across from Independence Hall 
Philadelphia's Neighborhoods: Explore Philadelphia's many neighborhoods, each boasting its own unique personality.
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Philly Cheesesteaks: You can't leave Philadelphia without trying the food that this city is most well-known for...the cheesesteak! You're biggest decision, other than "whiz wit" or "whiz witout", will be which of these delicious cheeseteak shops to try first. 
To learn about Philly Cheesesteaks from the locals, check out this video:

Dalessandro's Steaks
600 Wendover Street

Geno's Steaks
1219 S. 9th Street

Jim's Steaks
Many locations but try...
400 South Street

John's Roast Pork
14 Snyder Avenue<

Pat's King of Steaks
1237 East Passyunk Avenue

Tony Luke's
39 E. Oregon Avenue