Welcome to Philadelphia!
“Philly” is …
- Dynamic: home to more than 1.5 million people. It’s the 2nd largest city on the east coast and the 5th largest in the United States
- Historic: one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was the first capital of the U.S.; home of the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence
- Vibrant: full of music, theaters, museums, restaurants and clubs, shopping centers, sports teams and recreational facilities
- Stimulating: home to over 50 colleges and universities and a major center for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
- Affordable: less expensive to live in than many other large U.S. cities
- Stylish: featuring hundreds of tax-free designer clothing outlets
- Accessible: about 2 hours by car, train, or bus from New York City and Washington, DC, and only a short drive from New Jersey beaches and casinos, as well as Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and Amish country.
Enjoying all four seasons, Philadelphia’s weather is fairly moderate. Spring and fall have warm days and cool nights with some rain, and winters can be cold, with one or two major snowstorms. Philadelphia summers are usually hazy, hot, and humid.