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Something about summertime makes me want to abandon all responsibility and just travel!! If I could find a job that took me all over the world and payed pretty decent I would take it in a heartbeat. Any recs?? LOL!!
Last summer one of my best friends and I took a huge New England road trip and at the last minute threw in a day in Philly. We almost forgot about it but threw it on the itinerary at the last minute. For some reason we didn’t think there was too much to do there…HA! We were so so so wrong…
Since we only had about 24 hours in the city we decided to make the most of it and honestly got to see quite a bit of the city. We got there around lunchtime and walked around the downtown area and then took a double decker bus tour at night that took us all over the city! Philadelphia is truly an amazing city and today I am going to tell you about the top five things to see to maximize your time in the city!!
ONE. The Liberty Bell. First you need to head on over to Independence Visitor Center and take a “Belfie”…
…and then head on over to see the real thing!
TWO. Independence Hall. We got there too late to get tickets to go in and actually tour (the tickets are free) but we did walk all around the outsider taking pics and eating ice cream…yum!
THREE. Reading Terminal Market. One of the oldest farmer’s markets around, you can get anything you want in this underground market!! I’ve heard the food is amazing, we only stuck our heads in for a minute while waiting on our night tour to start.
FOUR. Pennsylvania Railroad. The game of Monopoly was based around the city of Philadelphia, make t a real life game by running around the city and finding all of the sites from the game!!
FIVE. Rocky. You can’t go to Philly and not see Rocky. It was getting dark by the time we saw him but it was still a memorable moment. Run the Rocky steps if you’re feeling frisky!
I saw other things in the city but those were my favorites. Tour buses/hop on hop off tours/double decker buses are the quickest way to get around a city and really see the whole thing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone seeing a new city for the first time.
Have you been to Philadelphia??
What was your favorite thing about the city??