The Avenue of the Arts is a segment of Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that includes many of the city’s cultural institutions, most notably the theater and museum districts south of City Hall. The name “Avenue of the Arts” originated in a strategy by former mayor Ed Rendell to redevelop South Broad Street in Center City. The definition has been expanded by city planners under Mayor John F. Street’s administration to encourage further development in North Philadelphia. The Avenue of the Arts is overseen by the non-profit organization Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Philadelphia travel guides.
GPS travel destinations: 39°57’5.90″N, 75° 9’49.71″W
The Rocky Steps is the nickname given to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They appear in the film Rocky, and four of its sequels, II, III, V and Rocky Balboa, in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song “Gonna Fly Now.” Tourists and local residents often mimic Rocky’s famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge. A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly placed at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue is now located at the bottom right of the steps and is a popular photo-op for visitors. Interesting for movie fans travel guides. Go Rocky, go )
GPS travel coordinates: 39° 57′ 53.64″ N, 75° 10′ 48.72″ W
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The Betsy Ross House is generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she may have made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece said that this was the location of the legendary event. The house is located at 239 Arch Street, just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The front portion of the building was built around 1740, with the stair hall (or piazza) and the rear section added 10 to 20 years later. Over the years, various structural changes to the house and general wear and tear left the house in dire need of restoration. Known torist attractions.
GPS travel coordinates: 39° 57′ 7.92″ N, 75° 8′ 43.08″ W
The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a bell of great historic significance. The Liberty Bell is one of the most prominent symbols associated with the American Revolutionary War. It is one of the most familiar symbols of independence within the United States, and has been described as an international icon of liberty and justice for all. According to tradition, its most famous ringing occurred on July 8, 1776, to summon citizens of Philadelphia for the reading of the Declaration of Independence. The bell had also been rung to announce the opening of the First Continental Congress in 1774 and after the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775. Historians today consider this highly doubtful, as the steeple in which the bell was hung had deteriorated significantly by that time. The Liberty Bell was known as the “Independence Bell” or the “Old Yankee’s Bell” until 1837, when it was adopted by the American Anti-Slavery Society as a symbol of the abolitionist movement. Historical spot for vacation trips.
GPS travel coordinates: 39° 57′ 1″ N, 75° 9′ 1″ W