Lockdown got your travel plans cancelled? Well, who is to say you cannot explore? While in your hometown, you can still explore your city The Road Channel style. With millions of audio stories in the library of The Road Channel App,  you can sign up for tons of infotainment and learn some fascinating facts about your town that skips the eyes of even a native! We’ve curated some of the lesser known intriguing facts about some of these American cities, and history buff or not, you are sure to enjoy the stories behind these places. Just log in to The Road Channel App while in your hometown, and enjoy a rich collection of tales behind it!

Albuquerque

There’s plenty to see around in New Mexico’s largest city, but besides that, there are plenty of interesting facts this city sits on. It might fascinate some of you to know that Albuquerque was once the sheep-herding center of the West! The city was built following the traditional Spanish village pattern with a central plaza surrounded by government buildings, homes, and a church. This central plaza has been in existence since 1706, and is called “Old Town.” The town does not disappoint a true history buff!  Fun fact- One of the oldest holiday traditions in Albuquerque are luminarias, paper bags with votive candles in them. Old Town is known for its display of over a thousand of these bags intended to welcome Christ to the world! This unique tradition is known to be about 300 years old! Tune in to millions of such interesting, historically rich collections of stories on your personal infotainment channel, The Road Channel App

Albuquerque

Mobile 

A beautiful port city in the sweet home Alabama, is Mobile, the birthplace of the Mardi Gras festival. With her many nicknames such as “The Port City,” “Azalea City” and “The City of Six Flags”, Mobile is definitely worth knowing about! It was In 1703, that Mobile became home to the first Mardi Gras celebration in the New World, long before Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Orleans. Besides a vibrant art scene, award winning restaurants and a carnival season like no other, what makes Mobile Really special is the how back in 1963, Alabama schoolchildren were able to raise enough money to have the historic USS Alabama moved from Seattle, Washington to Mobile, Alabama? Amazing, isn’t it? 

Mobile 
Alabama

Phoenix 

Talking about interesting facts, did you know that the city of Phoenix has the world’s largest collection of desert plants at the Desert Botanical Garden? That’s right! There was once a time when Phoenix was reckoned to be the hub of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, which could have been why the Spanish Conquistadors came to explore the place somewhere in the mid-1500s! Explore such interesting facts about your native city on the best travel app online, The Road Channel!

Phoenix

Philadelphia

The last in the list of exploring is Philadelphia.  Know all about Philadelphia? Let’s check out! The City of Brotherly Love  is a city of firsts. On top of hosting America’s first birthday, it also started up the country’s first daily newspaper—The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser—in 1784, is home to America’s first zoo and to the first hospital! Pretty cool, isn’t it ? In case you were wondering, no, Philadelphia isn’t called the City of Brotherly love only randomly, there’s history to it! William Penn named Philadelphia after two Greek words i.e. Philos meaning ‘love’ and Adelphos meaning ‘brother’. Pretty sweet, isn’t it? Here’s a concluding fun fact- The Walnut Street Theater in Philly is actually the oldest continually running theater in the English-speaking world. Interesting, isn’t it?

Philadelphia

Turn a boring lockdown around by exploring some of the most fascinating stories that skip even a native’s ears and eyes, on The Road Channel, the best road trip app out there!