Big Savings in Little Philly
They say it all began in Philadelphia, the city where, 236 years ago, US independence was declared as the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall.
Forever linked with the oozingly delicious cheesesteak sandwich, Philadelphia is also known for its tax-free shopping and small-town vibe (it only spans 25 blocks).
But there's more -- tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway houses a haunted 182-year-old prison, the city has more than 215 miles of trails to explore and bohemian Rittenhouse Square has just been named one of America's Most Popular City Parks by Travel + Leisure magazine.
And now's the time to go -- Philly has released a bunch of affordable deals into 2013, from £17 per person.