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Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation

In the first half of the 20th century, collector and educator Albert C Barnes amassed a remarkable trove of artwork by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and other European stars. Alongside, he set beautiful …
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

To many, this building is simply the steps Sylvester Stallone ran up in the 1976 flick Rocky. But well beyond that, this is one of the nation's finest treasure troves, featuring excellent collections of Asian art, R…
Top Choice Funicular in Pittsburgh

Monongahela & Duquesne Inclines

These two funiculars, built in the late 19th century, are Pittsburgh icons, zipping up the steep slope of Mt Washington every five to 10 minutes. They provide commuters a quick connection and they give visitors grea…
Top Choice Park in Philadelphia

Independence National Historic Park

This L-shaped park, along with Old City, has been dubbed 'America's most historic square mile.' Once the backbone of the United States government, it has become the backbone of Philadelphia's tourist trade. Stroll a…
Top Choice Historic Building in Philadelphia

Independence Hall

The 'birthplace of American government,' a modest Quaker building, is where delegates from the 13 colonies met to approve the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Entrance is at the corner of Chestnut and 5t…
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin Museum

In the courtyard south of Market St, underground, is a museum dedicated to Benjamin Franklin's storied life as a printer (he started the nation's first newspaper), inventor (bifocals! lightning rods!) and statesman …
Top Choice Notable Building in Philadelphia

City Hall

Completed in 1901, City Hall takes up a whole block, and, at 548ft, not counting the 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn, it's the world's tallest structure without a steel frame. The view from the observation deck…
Top Choice House in Laurel Highlands

Fallingwater

This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is south of Pittsburgh in the Laurel Highlands area. Completed in 1939 as a weekend retreat for the Kaufmanns, owners of a Pittsburgh department store, the building blends seamles…
Top Choice Museum in Pittsburgh

Andy Warhol Museum

This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, who moved to NYC, got a nose job and made himself famous with pop art. The exhibits start with Warhol's earliest drawings and commercial illustration…
Top Choice Market in Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market

Among the many highlights at this massive, multiethnic food market: Beiler's doughnuts, Miller's Twist buttery pretzels, Tommy Dinic's roast pork and Amish meals at Dutch Eating Place. On weekends, due to crowds, th…