2014-12-152014-12-15 Philadelphia RV rental – a taste of the east coast
Philadelphia RV rental – a taste of the east coast
A motorhome trip on the East Coast of America must include Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Not only is Philadelphia full of historical reminders of America’s colonial past, it is a vibrant and cosmopolitan modern day city too.
Motorhomes in Philadelphia, discover an RV bargain
Hiring an RV in Philadelphia for an East Coast adventure is a simple process with Motorhome Republic. Visit oursite and enter a few simple details into the search engine. Once you have the city, dates of travel and the driver’s age in the system, you will be able to see all available motorhomes for rent. These range from well-known RV brands that operate across America, Canada and around the world, to the more local, regional motorhome companies. You can compare at a glance the type, size and cost of vehicles, and special deals are clearly marked so you know you are getting value. Complete the booking process online or talk to one of our friendly customer service specialists if you still have questions.
Park up your motorhome – camping in Philadelphia
Suitable RV campgrounds are a little out of town. Village Scene Mobile Home in Hatfield is handy to public transport into the city, as is Philadelphia West Chester KOA Park.
Eat and drink in style, restaurants and bars in Philadelphia
One of Philadelphia’s top visitor attractions is the foodie heaven of Reading Terminal Market. This is America’s oldest operating farmers’ market. While many varieties of food are available, including Asian, Middle-Eastern and Pennsylvania Dutch, two types of uniquely Philadelphian cuisine are on offer: genuine Philly cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. Soft Pretzels are to Philadelphia what crepes are to Paris, and at Reading Terminal market, you can try one made by an Amish Baker fresh from the oven.
Due to the expense of liquor licenses in Philadelphia, over 200 restaurants allow ‘bring your own bottle’ without corkage fees. It is a beer drinker’s haven.Visit Yuengling and Son, just out of town in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. This is America’s oldest brewery, founded in 1829. Another intriguing piece of drinking history can be found at The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co, as this was a front for the biggest illegal drinking ring in city during the prohibition years. It continues to be an atmospheric venue with perfectly mixed cocktails.
Things to see and do in Philadelphia
Philadelphiais known as the birthplace of the nation. This history is celebrated in the Independence National Historical Park, a complex that includes the Liberty Bell Center. The Bell itself has a stirring inscription: ‘Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof’.It has been a rallying point for slavery abolitionists, the civil rights movement and suffragettes. Get educated on other aspects of American history at the many museums in the region: The National Museum of American Jewish History, Betsy Ross House (commemorating the maker of the first American Flag), the African American Museum, the Philadelphia Mint… and there are plenty more.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an astounding collection of works - over 227,000 spread across 200 galleries. But this is not its only claim to fame. The grand steps outside are those made famous in the movie franchise Rocky. Run up and down to re-enact Sly’s training regime and visit his statue.
Philly is a town for sports lovers. The Philadelphia Eagles play in one of the NFL’s finest stadiums, the Lincoln Financial Field. The fans in full cry of their theme song, Fly Eagle Fly, is stirring stuff. Philadelphia hosts a highly rated marathon each November and is home to a Naked Bike Ride event annually.
Where to next? Road trips from Philly
Philadelphia’s outlying counties offer regional parks, wineries and craft beer breweries.Head on a cross-country trip west to Chester County, Longwood Gardens, spanning 1000 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens.
From Philadelphia, you can easily explore the East Coast with cities such as Baltimore, Washington DC, New York and Boston being just a few hours drive away.
Tips and tricks
A tip for Philadelphia is to leave the RV hooked up at the campground, grab a train into town and make the most of one of the USA’s most walkable cities. Thanks to Walk! Philadelphia, the central city is well-served with walk friendly maps and directions.