Just in case option #1 for exploring Philadelphia or option #2 for exploring Philadelphia didn’t really tickle your fancy, here’s a third option. This option is for those of you out there who really like history and museums. Neither one of my previous tours included those items – they mainly included food. Which – hey, can you blame a girl?
One of my friends from the Baton Rouge Chorus, Stephanie, came up from Sunday to Wednesday two weeks ago. And here’s pretty much what the trip looked like:
Brunch at Dandelion with the girls.
Walk the Avenue of the Arts.
Explore the Kimmel Center.
Pregame dinner at Tria.
Compare a Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteak (don’t forget the birch beer).
Stop by Good Karma Cafe for breakfast.
Visit Independence Hall.
Visit the Liberty Bell.
Eat lunch at Amada.
Walk Penn’s Landing.
Get dessert at Franklin Fountain.
Stop by Macy’s (world’s largest working pipe organ is inside).
Visit City Hall.
Visit 30th Street Station.
Explore Drexel University.
Explore University of Pennsylvania.
Enjoy dinner at Ralph’s Italian Restaurant.
Get breakfast from a cart.
Walk the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Visit the Franklin Institute.
Walk through Love Park.
Get drinks and dinner #1 at Tir Na Nog.
Finish with dinner #2 at Chris’s Jazz Cafe.
Explore Reading Terminal.
Stephanie is actually by far the most prepared guest I’ve ever hosted in Philadelphia. She had a list of everything she wanted to do with a time table. This is because she’s a female engineer, I’m almost sure of it. In fact, she actually chose a bunch of the restaurants on her own. Ralph’s was new to me, but I really enjoyed it. It felt like home (says the Italian).
Also, I didn’t take any time off of work while she was here. So I’m SUPER proud of her for getting around the whole city to get to the historical sites and the museums on her own.
Maybe this will get the rest of the Baton Rouge Chorus to come up and visit me, whatdoyathink?
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