Never have I on PS shared where I spend most of my free time. When I am not asleep, I am in Philadelphia, truth is, I really like my ‘current city’. I want to say – this is my oozing adoration of things Philadelphia, just for you, future traveller.
Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love is like a mix of its big city neighbors, New York without the boroughs, and DC without the politicians. Roughly. While I wholly recommend you stop by the city, our tourism board is working harder to make sure you actually do take a trip here. gophila.com is one of the ways we love our city. While you are here, you HAVE to visit the Liberty Bell, and the Independence Mall. And maybe take a Duck tour of the city.
It is highly possible that you find yourself on a stopover from bus/train or air travel. Here are a few things that you should do if you have only four hours in Philadelphia.
– Take any of the two hourly trains into the Center City – Get off the train at Market East Station. Hello! You are in the Gallery – a downtown mall, where you can see shops, and Philadelphians.
– Right next to the Market East Station are the 2 things that you HAVE to try – the Liberty Bell (situated at the Independence National Historic Park(www.nps.gov/inde) , a bite at the Reading Terminal Market(www.readingterminalmarket.org).
Ever newsy in my recommendations, try www.philly.com for ‘anything and everything Philly’
Of course, check out the NYTimes 36 Hours in Philadelphia.
My personal favorite eatery?
Cuba Libre – http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/
Best Stroll and Shop?
South Street – http://www.southstreet.com/
Best Neighborhood You Want To Hang In?
Manyunk – http://www.manayunk.com/
Blogs on Philly You Have to Check Out
The Illadelph is a weblog about the city of Philadelphia… and all the ineffable awesomeness (and, unfortunately, awfulness) that comes with it.
Philly from the Inside Out at Uwishunu http://www.uwishunu.com/
Of course, check out our shining team, the 2008 World Series champs – Go Phillies!