Introducing Philadelphia

‘The City of Brotherly Love’ marries industrial  with creative verve. Rippling with history, William Penn founded the city in 1682 to serve as the capital of Pennsylvania Colony. In the 1750s, Philadelphia put Boston in its place to become America’s largest city and busiest port, the second most important city in the British Empire after London. During the American Revolution, it was in Philadelphia that the Founding Fathers would meet and muse; Independence National Historical Park forms the nexus of national historical sites that document and contextualize the founding of the United States government.

After decades of blight and degradation, the future looks bright in Philadelphia. Neighborhood gentrification has ignited an entrepreneurial zeal with a fertile crop of hip bistros, cafés, galleries, and funky independent stores. The art scene is world class. The Pennsylvania Museum of Art features more than 200 galleries including masterpieces by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Rubens, Duchamp, and Monet. An eternal crowd pleaser, the breathtaking Rodin Museum exhibits more than 140 of Rodin’s ethereal and iconic sculptures (including The Thinker and The Burghers of Calais), surpassed only in scale by the Rodin Museum in Paris. Following intensive programs aimed at urban renewal and regeneration, the city flaunts more outdoor sculptures and artworks, notably murals, than any of its big city peers. Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the world; horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and fishing are just some of the pursuits on offer along more than 9,00 acres of rolling hills, trails, woodlands, and waterfront.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Philadelphia:

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
    • Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Philadelphia area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.