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Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” was once the capital of the United States. Today, it’s the fifth most inhabited city in the country and still unmatched for its architecture, history, museums and universities. The city is home to 1.5 million people, with over 6 million in the surrounding metropolitan area. Founded by William Penn in 1682, Philadelphia was central to the American Revolution, as the place where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.

Philly is also the only World Heritage City in the U.S., making it a popular destination for tourists. Visitors from all over the world come to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall… and maybe get a Philly cheesesteak while they’re at it. There’s a lot to see and do in Philadelphia, and you can see it in air-conditioned comfort from the seat of a charter bus in Philadelphia.

While downtown is the most often-visited part of the city for visitors to Philadelphia, there are a number of other districts with their own attractions, including:

  • Center City East, home to Philadelphia’s Chinatown and the Broad Streets Art Corridor
  • Center City West, which includes the art museum district as well as copious shopping opportunities
  • Old City, featuring the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall, as well as many historic landmarks
  • South Philly, where you can find the Italian Market and the best cheesesteaks
  • Northwest, which showcases many colonial-era homes as well as historic Germantown

Philadelphia is a sprawling city, but getting around is easy when you book a charter bus rental in Philadelphia with Metropolitan Shuttle. Here are some more things to see and do in the city.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

First chartered in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art contains over 240,000 unique pieces of art from all over the world. Its collections include armor, photographs, paintings, and drawings from America, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Turkey, and more. The European collection specializes in the work of Auguste Rodin, while the American exhibits focus on Pennsylvania German art and the work of Thomas Eakins. More modern pieces include work by Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and more. The Philadelphia Museum of Art also contains an extensive armor collection, bequeathed by Carl Otto Kretzchmar von Kienbusch. Grab some friends, book a minibus rental in Philadelphia, and take in some great art.

Independence Hall

The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both adopted at Independence Hall. The Hall was also the place where President Taft announced the formation of the League to Enforce Peace, which would eventually lead to the formation of the United Nations. Independence Hall was also the location of Abraham Lincoln’s funerary procession. The Liberty Bell was once contained in Independence Hall, and now resides across the street at the Liberty Bell Center. All this and more makes Independence Hall one of the most historic sites (if not the most historic) in the U.S.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Once the facility that incarcerated the likes of Willie Sutton and Al Capone, the Eastern State Penitentiary is now a historic landmark and public museum. During the winter, visitors can receive guided tours of the former prison’s unique “wagon-wheel” style architecture, while self-guided tours with headphones are the norm during the summer. Events are also held yearly, such as July’s “Bastille Day” celebration, which satirically reproduces the storming of the Bastille. The tour also includes an exhibit called “Prisons Today” which examines the shortcomings of America’s modern incarceration system.

Reading Terminal Market

The building that houses this massive public market was once a train shed for the Reading train terminal. Today, over a hundred different merchants and vendors offer their wares, from baked goods and fresh meat to books, clothes, and specialty foods. Some of the shops date back to the days of the original opening of the market, which first swung its doors wide in 1893. The Reading Terminal Market’s stated goal is to preserve the historic character of the urban farmer’s market while providing quality goods and a diverse atmosphere to customers. The market has been seen in pop culture many times, from the movie National Treasure to a variety of Food Network programs. Spend a day here and enjoy anything from a fine artisanal cheese to a gourmet corn dog. The Reading Terminal Market is a great way to spend the day, and it’s easy to get there by booking a shuttle bus rental in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Zoo

Want an educational trip students will never forget? Book a school bus rental in Philadelphia and head to the zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo is the first true zoo in America. Though it was chartered in 1859, it wouldn’t open its doors until 1874, thanks to the Civil War. At the time of its opening, it featured a thousand animals. Today, it houses over 2,400 animals of over 300 species, with annual visitors at 1.2 million. Animals on site include orangutans, cheetahs, flamingos, lowland gorillas, lemurs, jaguars, and much more. Among the zoo’s more unique features is Zoo360, a system of four trails that lets visitors explore and watch animals through a see-through mesh. There are also yearly events, such as the Summer Ale Festival and an ongoing concert series during the summer months.

The Most Trusted Bus Rental Service in Philadelphia

Whatever your reason for wanting to rent a bus in Philadelphia — corporate event, family outing, or a weekend with friends — Metropolitan Shuttle can help. We’re a reservation service for charter bus companies in cities like Philadelphia. We can help you plan, organize, and schedule a hassle-free Philadelphia trip. So if you have questions about charter bus rental in Philadelphia, call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote, and let’s get started!


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“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.