It’s hard to believe my favorite holiday is right around the corner. The Fourth of July marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and is usually celebrated with fireworks and BBQs. It is pretty remarkable to think about what things would be like if we hadn’t declared our independence from Britain. So in addition to enjoying the long weekend, it’s a great time to look back on history and appreciate our independence and liberties. Philadelphia is a great place to do just that. It was the first capital of our country and home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
I have been to Philadelphia a few times before for work, but never really had time to explore. So we decided to visit Philly back in February for President’s Day weekend, which turned out to be bitterly cold. That was fine though because we planned on spending most of our time inside (more about the art we saw in a later post). We would need to come back another time when the weather was better to see more of the outdoor sites.