A weekend in Philadelphia is plenty of time to seek out the roots of the city while still enjoying all of the amazing food and fun the city has to offer. If you are looking to escape from New York City, it is especially easy with Amtrak being so comfortable and quick. We love taking a great travel book or magazine and listening to some relaxing music and before you know it you are in Philadelphia in no time. We had lots of fun putting together a Weekender’s Guide to Philadelphia for you so you can check out all the city has to offer.
Depending on the season, your suitcase might vary but not the fun, food, and history our city has to offer. Let’s start with food. If you are looking for casual our favorite is Fat Ham -3131 Walnut St. Kevin Sbraga’s Southern small plates are so clever and unique. If you are looking for something a little more upscale we love Fork-306 Market St. This is the gold standard when it comes to a flawlessly executed menu and the service is phenomenal. The same ownership runs High Street on Mark right next door and the food quality is just as great.
For fun, there are so many things to do in Philadelphia. Watch a game at Citizen’s Bank Park- One Citizens Bank Way, explore Philadelphia’s Magical Garden’s – 1020 South St. The Franklin Institute 222 N. 20th Street, – offers fun for the whole family. Really, no matter what your “type” of fun is, Philly has it.
Finally on the Weekender’s Guide to Philadelphia, we have to map out our city’s rich history. Of course, New York is rich with a lot of great things, but it simply just can’t compete with Philadelphia in terms of history. First, stop at Independence Hall- 520 Chestnut St- if you haven’t been yet. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were adapted in this very spot. When you step foot there, you are pretty much on the site that could be considered the true birthplace of America. Admission is Free. Next, check out Betsy Ross House- 239 Arch Street. Our American Flag maker’s home is a true landmark in Philadelphia. Also, be sure to map out, Elfreth’s Alley- 26 Elfreth’s Alley, Franklin Court- 314-321 Market St., Declaration House- 7th and Market Streets, Carpertner’s Hall- 320 Chestnut St.
This is our Weekender’s Guide to Philadelphia, visit soon!