About Philadelphia and Washington DC
Two of the United States most historical cities, Philadelphia and Washington DC provide an ideal destination for the discerning traveller.Pennsylvania’s largest city, Philadelphia is steeped in history, but it offers much more than cobbled streets and landmarks. There is a fantastic cultural and arts scene, as well as superb restaurants and other culinary outlets.
Washington DC, the capital of the United States, has some of the top tourist sites in the States. Where else can you visit such historical buildings as The White House, The Lincoln Memorial, and the United States Capital Building home to the United States Congress.
Time Difference: GMT -4 hours
Currency: US Dollar
The summer months, between June and August, experience average high temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius. July can be the wettest month with rainfall peaking at just over 4 inches. January is the coldest month when temperatures can fall to -4 degrees Celsius.
Leisure & Activities
The Museum of the American Revolution
Situated near Independence Hall in the centre of the city, The Museum of the American Revolution features 118,000 square feet of artefacts and historical specimens from the most important period of American history. One of the key exhibits is a reconstruction of General Washington’s Headquarters Tent. There’s also a two-storey replication of the Liberty Tree.
Philadelphia offers a fantastic range of shopping opportunities, from street markets to designer outlets. There’s also a superb range of designer outlet shops as well as mouth-watering restaurants and cafés.
One of the great capitals of the world, Washington DC is home to some of the most iconic buildings on the planet. The number one attraction is undoubtedly The White House, the home of the President of the United States. Although entrance to the main building isn’t possible (unless you plan months in advance), there is a visitor’s centre which holds many important artefacts and a scale model of the main building.