This past weekend we went to Philadelphia for the first time. It’s about a two and a half hour drive up from DC, which makes it the perfect weekend destination.
We were able to see everything that I wanted, but I’ve been trying to be a better travel partner for Ivan. I always try to squeeze in as much as possible and Ivan is a firm believer in relaxing on vacations. I think we found a happy medium this time. Here are some of our highlights.
We made it over to the Reading Terminal Market for breakfast. Guys, this place was amazing. It’s an indoor market stuffed with restaurants and food stalls. It’s just got such a cool energy. Plus, the food was fantastic.
We had breakfast at the Dutch Eating Place. The food was hearty and delicious and came out incredibly fast. If you’re really hungry, get the pancake special. We didn’t, but those plates were huge.
We did try a famous cheesesteak the first day we were there. I have to say, I’m not a fan. We had planned on buying one from Pat’s and one for Geno’s and splitting them both. But after the first one, we decided to throw our $10 at some tacos next door. Much better decision.
So we decided to try a cheesesteak from Pat's and one from Geno's while in #philly. Well we bought one at Pat's and decided we weren't fans. So we ended up getting #tacos from this nondescript place next door. Best decision of the life. I can't even figure out what the place was called, but they were amazing. Way better than any cheesesteak. #noms #phillyeats
We brought Kidd along for the weekend and he loved our air bnb. We were on the first floor, so he could watch all the people walking by from the bed.
We of course had to stop at the Philadelphia Art Musuem.
Here I am being a complete tourist and running up the “Rocky Steps”. Don’t worry about 50% of the people there were doing the exact same thing.
We actually waited in a line for about 10 minutes to take a picture with that statue. Pretty funny.
We did go inside the museum too. We specifically went for the traveling Mexican Modern Art Exhibit. I’ve never seen a Frieda in person before and they had the first self portrait she ever painted on display. Pretty cool.
If you’re ever in Philly, you really should stop to see the Liberty Bell. It’s free to see and the line really moves quickly.
And here we are with the famous “LOVE”. There was a line for pictures in front of this too. We just snapped a quick selfie on the side because I really wasn’t interested in waiting 15 minutes to take a picture.
On the last morning we were there we headed over to the Italian Market. I can tell you this, if I lived in Philly, I’d be there all the time. There were so many cool little shops and markets. We stopped into this great cheese shop, the Di Bruno Brothers, and bought some meat and cheese to take home. Next time I’m bringing a cooler and buying some fresh meat too.
We didn’t get to do everything I wanted, but we had a great weekend. I’m sure we’ll be back soon.