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July 10, 2015

Indego through Philly: The ultimate guide to experiencing the city’s history, art, food and shopping by bike

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Indego ultimate guide through Philadelphia Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Explore Philadelphia using the city’s bike sharing program, Indego.

Philadelphia is a city rich with history, food destinations to satisfy any palate, a thriving art scene and world-class shopping. Philly also happens to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in our nation. With Indego, Philadelphia’s bike-share program, riders can easily explore everything the city has to offer.

Tour some of Philly’s must-see destinations using this ultimate guide to experiencing the city’s history, art, food and shopping by bike:

Seven historical must-sees

America’s birthplace, the city of Philadelphia’s historic treasures have long drawn visitors from all over the world. It’s easy to see why. Where else can one see meticulously preserved icons of Revolutionary history amidst the lively cafes, shops, and restaurants of a bustling, modern city?

Now, the Indego bike share program makes it easier than ever to take in all the history that Philadelphia has to offer. Many stations are conveniently situated just steps from the city’s most important historic attractions.

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Five essential stops for art lovers

Philadelphia offers art-minded visitors an experience like none other. Instead of elbowing aside other tourists in overcrowded galleries for a glimpse at a painting, museum-goers in Philadelphia can enjoy masterpieces from all epochs in a more relaxed environment. Since many of the city’s museums are located along the gorgeous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the scenery outside their walls rivals the beauty of the works within.

And with Indego, Philly’s new bike share program, riders easily can cruise along the “most artistic mile in the country,” and take in the creations along the way. For the art lovers, Indego offers easy access to works from antiquity to the post-modern.

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Seven destinations for adventurous foodies

We love cheesesteaks, but Philadelphia has long since moved beyond the legendary sandwich and evolved into a destination for discerning diners and gourmet restaurateurs alike. Some of the country’s best chefs are serving up creative meals at the city’s myriad restaurants. Meanwhile, casual eaters can choose from a near infinite cornucopia of dishes from Philadelphia’s diverse array of eateries, sandwich shops, and food trucks.

One could spend years in Philadelphia and still not experience all the amazing food it has to offer. But the newly launched Indego bike system makes it a little easier for curious epicures to sample more of the city’s food options as they quickly bike from one spot to another.

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Six unique shopping neighborhoods

Earlier this year, Condé Nast Traveler confirmed what Philadelphia residents have always known: Our city is a great place to shop. Ranked the #2 best shopping city in the world by the iconic travel mag, Philadelphia wears this accolade well. From upscale chic to hipster thrift, Philly’s panoply of shops, galleries, and boutiques offer something for all tastes and budgets.

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique flair and retail offerings. And the Indego bike share system conveniently brings these neighborhoods closer together through a network of docking stations around town.

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