The current quarantine situation has made it possible for us to virtually travel to many wonderful places while staying at home. If you are wondering what to do and where to go next, may we suggest these virtual experiences from the sunny city of Philadelphia or Philly as it is more commonly known, that you can enjoy from your home? By Amitha Ameen
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Virtually tour through the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City and immerse yourself in its incredible galleries and 360-degree replicas. For a bit of an adrenaline rush, walk through the world’s most famous and most expensive prison – Eastern State Penitentiary. Explore the historic prison’s several cell blocks, the baseball field, and other locations. For those with an interest in maritime, the Independence Seaport Museum has an expansive collection of historic ships, artefacts and much more available through an online tour.
An ideal Philly playlist will definitely be incomplete without the timeless anthem to the Superhit movie Rocky, Bill Conti’s Gonna Fly Now. Whether you are just looking for lounging around or are looking for a power-packed workout playlist, Philadelphia has churned out some of the best artists of the century. Will Smith, The Roots, and Boyz II Men, Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert, and Freeway for some OG hip-hop. Jazz fans can find solace in John Coltrane albums, while rock and roll fans can jam out to music by Hall & Oates, The War on Drugs, or Kurt Vile. Those with a more classical taste can stream several albums by the Philadelphia Orchestra or view a recent performance at Verizon Hall online.
For a stroll around the city streets’ Silver Linings Playbook, DC comic superhero film, Shazam, action-adventure film National Treasure and many of Director M Night Shyamalan’s thrillers are what you need to watch. Everyone ’s favourite Queer Eye’s upcoming season on Netflix also extensively showcases the city. For food enthusiasts’ culinary shows such as Chef’s Table and No Passport Required will do the needful.