If you come to Philadelphia during the spring through early fall, you will witness one of the most beautiful parkways anywhere in the world. In fact, if you can’t get to Paris, France to walk the Champs-Élysées, come to Philly as the Ben Franklin Parkway was modeled after it. That’s right; this picture is Philly, not France.
The parade of flags that line both sides of the Parkway from the Art Museum down to Suburban Station represents over 100 countries around the world. To ensure you soak in the full experience, make sure to take the “inner” lanes of the drive. Drive down on a sunny afternoon for the best experience.
Once you’ve made you way down the Parkway, stop by the Rodin Museum which has one of the original “Thinker” statues. Extend your “France-In-Philly” experience by visiting the Free Library of Philadelphia. Both the Library and the Rodin Museum are on the “outer” lanes of the Parkway.
Image Credit: J. Holder, Parkway Council