If you want to see real America away from its tourist hotspots, Philadelphia – where the United States Declaration of Independence was signed – is an excellent choice. Pennsylvania's capital is a proudly authentic city of neighbourhoods, with each district offering something totally unique. South Philly has a proudly Italian heritage, Chinatown pulses with fantastic food and Fishtown is a harbour of artistic, culinary and musical action.
Philly is also fantastically located for numerous day trips – organise hassle-free car hire in Philadelphia with Alamo Rent A Car to see how much you can get out of your holiday.
Having played a key role in the American Revolution, Philadelphia is a fantastic destination for history lovers. The City of Brotherly Love is home to more than 50 monumental sites, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Choose your ideal car from our huge fleet of vehicles and bring history to life by driving to prime locations such as Franklin Court and the Benjamin Franklin Museum before heading over to the Franklin Institute to discover more about one of America's most famous Founding Fathers. After picking up your Philadelphia hire car, schedule a scenic drive down Benjamin Franklin Parkway towards the Delaware river, before parking up and wandering cobbled Elfreth’s Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited street.
Foodies will more than get their fill in Philadelphia. Begin by fuelling up at either of its two famous markets, Reading Terminal Market or the South 9th Street Italian Market. The food here spans a wide variety of cuisines, but make sure you try a classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich during your trip – for the original recipe invented in 1930, drive to Pat's King of Steaks. Kids will love journeying out of the centre to visit the Please Touch Museum, while arty types should see the Magic Gardens, a fantastic collection of mosaics made with everything from bike wheels to china plates.
Did you know that when you organise car hire in Philadelphia, you can go on a day trip to New York, Baltimore or Washington DC? If you're embarking on a historical road trip, drive south through Pennsylvania into Virginia to see many moving battlefield sites. Families should absolutely take advantage of our large, comfortable vehicles and drive across the state towards Lake Erie, one of America's five beautiful Great Lakes. Take in the scenery on a hike and try some water sports before you depart.
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