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Situated deep within the city of Philadelphia, PA, the Franklin Institute Science Museum is one of Pennsylvania’s most visited museums. Sitting at the heart of the Franklin Institute Science Museum is the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Located inside the rotunda, this memorial stands a colossal 20-foot high statue of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin was an American writer and statesman who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Plan a motorhome camping excursion to Philadelphia for your next vacation, and cross this beautiful monument off your bucket list.

No matter what time of year you’re visiting, Philadelphia is never short of fun things to do. From running up the iconic Rocky Steps to taking a ‘belfie’ with the liberty bell, the unique blend of activities is what makes Philadelphia special. To history buffs, the city is a dream come true. Philadelphia is home to a whopping 67 National Historic Landmarks, so you’ll be spending quite some time enjoying the city. Book an RV in Philadelphia County and explore the city at your own pace.

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Getting Outdoors

The city of Philadelphia is best explored on foot, so be sure to throw in a good pair of sneakers when packing your travel trailer. If you’re into history and hiking, then The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia will delight you. The 1.75-mile trail takes visitors across more than 20 historic sites, including the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Do you enjoy photography? If your answer is yes, you’ll have a good time in Philly. Start your day by visiting the LOVE sculpture at the John F. Kennedy Plaza for a pose with your better half. Follow it up with a visit to the Rocky Statue, one of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions. After snapping some photos of the bronze statue of Rocky Balboa, head over to the Liberty Bell for a selfie with an iconic symbol of American independence.

Philadelphia is one of the best bike cities in the country, so be sure to bring along your bike when camping with an RV. The city is pretty flat so beginners won’t have any issues with elevation. To avoid a bad day and some potential road rash, keep off the streets with trolley tracks. When you’re feeling confident, try biking to the cities of Chester or King of Prussia.

Camping at Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

After getting your hands on one of the best Philadelphia camper rentals, you’re probably worrying about where to camp in an RV near Philadelphia. Don’t be alarmed, despite being one of the largest cities in the country, RV parks are available just minutes away from downtown Philly.

If you’ll be in town just for a short while and proximity to Philadelphia's historical sites is important, look up Campus Park & Ride RV Park. You’ll have to forego the creature comforts as the park only offers electric hookups. Campers also get access to water, a dump station, and even WiFi.

Should you be around for a week or two and prefer camping further away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then consider Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA in Clarksboro, NJ. Just like most KOA sites, the campground offers water, sewer, and electric hookups. Philadelphia campers also get access to a whole load of amenities, including cable TV, WiFi, and propane. Firewood, as well as propane, is provided. The family-friendly campground comes complete with a playground for kids as well as a pool in case the sun is a bit hot during your stay.

Exploring the Area

When you rent a camper near Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, you’ll be spoilt for choice over Philadelphia’s numerous attractions. Art lovers will feel right at home at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum is one of the largest in the country, and it holds more than 200,000 objects. Some of the highlights include modern artwork of artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

If the kids tagged along, find a parking spot for your rental RV and enjoy a stroll to Franklin Square. The park has a variety of family fun activities, including an 18-hole miniature golf course. The park is also home to the Liberty Carousel, a testament to the city’s heritage in carousel making. The park features a picnic area for young children as well as a burger joint.

Don’t leave Philadelphia before enjoying some tasty cheesesteaks. If you’re a foodie, paradise is waiting for you at the Reading Terminal Market. Did you know that Reading Terminal Market is currently America's oldest farmers' market? Built below a former railroad terminal, the market has dozens of restaurants serving just about anything you can think of.

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