Dec 23, 2019
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Fun Things To Do in Philadelphia
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In this episode, we are going to dive into some of the awesome activities you can do while you are vacationing, conferencing or laying over in Philadelphia. There is so much history, fun places to eat and interesting places to visit, you'll always have a full fun-filled agenda when you are touring around Philly.
Bus tours I would definitely recommend grabbing a bus tour if you have more than three days in Philadelphia. Check out my Travel Deals page to get a Bus Tour at a discounted price.
Art Museums in Philadelphia
You may not know that Philadelphia boasts some very cool art museums. One you may know about is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is home to the famous Rocky statue. You can relive the complete run from the Italian Market all the way to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Barnes Foundation is a collection from Philadelphia art collector Albert C. Barnes (1872–1951) chartered the Barnes Foundation in 1922 to teach people from all walks of life how to look at art. Over three decades, he collected some of the world’s most important impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, including works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. He displayed them alongside African masks, native American jewelry, Greek antiquities, and decorative metalwork.
Philadelphia also hosts a large collection of Public Art which you can see while strolling along the streets of central Philadelphia. Included in these works of art is Rodin’s “The Thinker” Clothespin, LOVE and AMOR sculptures, Rocky Statue.
Notable City Buildings in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a town which has a varied and distinguished history of buildings. From the historical Betsy Ross House to the tallest USB Comcast building, Philly has a variety of extraordinary buildings spanning a significant range of history. Find the tallest buildings on this list from Curbed Philadelphia.
Fun Areas to Visit
Take the advice of Visit Philly with their guide of fun things to do on South Street in Philadelphia. You’ll find the best nightlife at my old stomping grounds here, including Jon’s Bar and Grill.
I talked about Rittenhouse Square with Michael Saevett from Gluten-Free Philly. You’ll find the best gluten-free tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room & Garden inside the Rittenhouse Hotel. Additionally, hang around this area for great restaurants and experience the ritzier side of Philadelphia.
Historical Sites under National Park Service
From the LIberty Bell to Edgar Allen Poe house, you’ll find a myriad of historical places to visit. Find out which attractions need passes, which are free, and others which you can simply walk through, such as the Liberty Bell. Get your passes well in advance by going to the National Park Service Website under the state of Pennsylvania.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruins, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious lawbreakers, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.
You can find tidbits of history in the many historical markers dotting Philadelphia streets.
13th street - Mother's Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, the first official day was in 1908. Honored motherhood and family life at a time of female activism. John Wannamaker was an early supporter. given federal recognition in 1914. Across from the Wannamaker Department store on 13th street in Philadelphia.
Oldest photograph on Market East. America's earliest surviving photograph was made at this location Sept. 25, 1839 using a cigar box and crude lens. Joseph Saxon of the US Mint created an image of central high school (now demolished) shortly after Daguerre had announced his process in France.
Reading Terminal Market is located in the heart of Philadelphia at 12th and Arch Streets. RTM is an authentic Philly experience and offers a variety of dishes that are not only gluten-free, but the eating establishments are also from many different food cultures, which I love! When you're there, definitely check out Fox & Son - the only dedicated gluten-free restaurant at Reading Terminal Market. The owner, Rebecca Foxman, created a dedicated gluten-free restaurant that features such delicacies as funnel cake, fried Oreos, gluten-free corn dogs, and white birch beer. Birch beer is a northeastern beverage, similar to root beer, but on a more mouth-awakening level.
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