So I really did love Philly - I could see myself living there. I've been to Washington D.C. many times for work and love D.C., and it reminded me of being there - so much history! So unfortunately I really only had that one long running tour and then one measly lunch break to see the city, but I saw as much as I could! I was also very open to suggestions - twitter is the best for getting random travel advice!
Thanks @bentehoule! I did this on my running tour.
Sights seen included:
1) The Hard Rock Cafe, which granted isn't much of a sight, but check out that huge guitar!
2) Some statues of famous people who aren't really that famous since I'd never heard of them:
3) Really old famous buildings:
4) The Old City Hall, where the U.S. Supreme Court met between 1791 and 1800 (thank you sign for actually teaching me something!):
The Old City Hall from the outside. It doesn't really look over 200 years old!
And where the actual Supreme Court met on the inside:
5) And finally, what you've all been waiting for: The Liberty Bell! My phone camera was acting up so you only get the side without the crack.
Since it was my lunch break I stopped to get some actual lunch. And I do what my tweet friends tell me too. Thanks @MarshallOram!
Done. I ate a famous Philly Cheesesteak from a street cart. And it was good. And totally healthy.
@Sallaboutme told me to go to some place called Reading Terminal Market. Lucky for me I happened upon it by accident! What are the chances of that?
And it did NOT disappoint. Too bad I had just eaten that cheesesteak! It was ridiculous - every kind of food you've ever wanted, people watching central, all kinds of interesting things to look at, pretty much Pike Place on steroids, and much more eating centered. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Although I had already eaten lunch I managed to force myself to choke down some ice cream. Ha. They had a PBJ flavor that I was really excited about and I seriously nearly cried when I ordered it and they were sold out. So I drowned my sorrows in some Egg Nog (very timely, but I love me some egg nog) and Peanut Butter Swirl.
And as if I couldn't eat anymore, then I had to follow Shawna's advice.
Okay, so I didn't eat at Pat's or Gino's, but that's some advice for you fellow travelers! But I did have a Philly soft pretzel:
And my lunch break tour was over! So sad. I need to go back to Philly for a real trip sometime. Seriously, look at that view:
Finally - go enter to win a Danskin Triathlon entry from Running, Loving, Living! I STILL somehow haven't done a triathlon and it's totally on my list so I really hope I win!
Have you ever been to Philly? Have any advice for anyone who goes there? HAPPY FRIDAY! What fun weekend plans do you have? I have been going nonstop and am so happy to spend the weekend at home.