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Vacation Destinations: Philly - The City of Brotherly Love

Join us on a trip to Philly as we spotlight some vacation spots throughout the U.S.
by Jennifer Duell

5 Facts about Philadelphia

  1. Philadelphia is the center of the Delaware Valley, which is the 6th largest metro area in the United States with more than 6 million residents.1
  2. The Mural Arts Philadelphia program began in 1984 as an anti-graffiti campaign and has since turned the city into a worldwide leader in publicly accessible street art. Currently, there are over 4,000 pieces of community-based art throughout the city with new pieces commissioned every year.2
  3. The Philadelphia region has 80 colleges and universities and 300,000 students. About 55,000 degrees are awarded every year.3
  4. Philadelphia was home to the country’s first hospital and medical school.2 Today, the region is the second largest medical research and education center in the U.S. with more than 100 hospitals, 150 research labs, five medical schools, the country’s number one children’s hospital, and four specialty hospitals doing research in pediatrics, cancer treatment, and ophthalmology. One out of every six doctors in America trained in Philadelphia.3 
  5. Each year, tens of thousands of people recreate the scene from the legendary movie Rocky by making the trek up 72 steps at the east entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.4 





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