Road Trip Recap continues today with the next stop on our trip…Philadelphia!! We meant to get up really early and leave DC but day 2 wore us OUT and we finally left mid-morning, HA!
We took the usual sign pics…
We went straight to our hotel and checked in before heading out and were just in awe of how beautiful it was. We stayed at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia and I can’t recommend this hotel enough. The customer service was on point and there is a Starbucks in the hotel. Enough said. #BasicWhiteGirl
From our hotel we walked to our first stop of the day, the Independence Visitor Center. I loved the XOXO statue outside!! #visitphilly
I totally took a “Belfie” at the Visitor Center before we got to see the real thing.
I was surprised the line for the Liberty Bell moved as fast as it did but we were totally in and out in less than 20 minutes!
I was mad that we didn’t make it to see the inside of Independence Hall, they gave away the last ticket to the person in front of us. Booooooo. But I did get some great shots of the outside of it.
Confession: I had a total National Treasure fangirl moment when I saw this side of the building!! I kept waiting to see Nicholas Cage pull a brick out and find some glasses!! HA!!
We made our way back to the hotel and I go this shot of the Reading Terminal market…
…and then we boarded a bus for a night time tour!!
I was kind of obsessed with this building right by our hotel. We saw it from several angles on our night time tour.
I also didn’t know that Monopoly was based on the city of Philadelphia and was super excited to recognize a few landmarks from the game! #MonopolyNerd Here is Pennsylvania Railroad…
…and here is the jail from “Go to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.” This is the Eastern State Penitentiary which I really wanted to visit but of course, it was closed the weekend we were there. Boooo.
After passing the Penitentiary we made it to the Rocky Steps!! Most people on the bus ran the steps. Me? I just took a selfie with them.
I also got a shot of Rocky. It was getting dark by this time so my pic looks super grainy. Ugh.
After Rocky we cruised to the inspiration for the Monopoly Water Works. The sun was setting when we got there and it was just gorgeous!!
On our way back to the hotel we saw the coolest clock tower!! Made me want to go to London!! HA!
When we got back from our tour we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe which was right by the hotel and I had the best Bloody Mary of my life. No joke. This thing was off the chain. Do people still say that??
After a fabulous meal we headed back to our hotel and crashed. Hard. We woke up to this gorgeous view from our room…
The next morning we got up bright and early and got back on the road again! Can you guess where we went next??
Have you ever been to Philadelphia??
What was your favorite thing to see or do??