A little American history refresher: Philadelphia hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774, and served as the fledgling country’s capital city in the early years after the Revolutionary War, building a civic culture through residents of legend—including Benjamin Franklin—well before the war broke out. For evidence of the city’s grand history, look no further than the stunning capitol building, which was the tallest habitable building in the world at the time of its construction; or its grand-dame-style arts institutions, like the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Did we mention that all of this rich history (plus ridiculously good cheesesteaks) is but a quick-and-painless ride away from NYC’s Penn Station?

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