United States Destinations | Pennsylvania
Key Points for Planners
- Philadelphia International Airport is just 7-miles from downtown
- Philadelphia is easily accessible by air and convenient to many tourist sites, business centers, and cultural hubs
Why is Philadelphia called “The City of Brotherly Love?” We were wondering, too, so we looked up the answer: its founder, William Penn was a Quaker who came to the colonies to escape religious persecution. He wanted his new colony to be a place where anyone would worship freely, so he chose two Greek words—philos (meaning “love”) and adelphos (meaning “brother”). Philosadelphos. From there, it was just a short hop to “Philadelphia,” a city now known for its unique fusion of history, youthful exuberance, and cheesesteak sandwiches.