Thursday, April 18, 2013

End of Winter Exploring: Philadelphia, PA

Peking Duck in Chinatown, Philadelphia


Chinatown, Philadelphia


When you become the tour guide of the very city you live in, things can get a bit stressful.  So much to see, so little time.  Then to consider what your tourists want to actually see and do may not be what you usually like to do.

Sometimes these situation can lead to stress and anxiety, but this time, a few months ago, the situation led to an exploration of places I rarely ever set foot near.  And I liked it, hopefully my guests did to.

So I thought to mention some places I like in Philly, and places I would like to go...after the jump:

Disclaimer*:  This is a small list of some things I currently enjoy and places I've been wanting to check out lately.  It's by no means a complete list of EVERYTHING there is to do in Philly, just some places I thought to mention.  Feel free to add to the list!  Or tell me about your experiences!


1.) Drink (of the alcohol variety):
-North Star Bar
-Frankford Hall
-Nodding Head
-Ranstead Room
-Dos Segundos Cantina
-Village Whiskey

2.) Coffee
-OCF Fairmount
-Shot Tower

3.) Parks/Places
-Fairmount Park
-Wissahickon Park
-Rittenhouse Park
-Race Street Pier
-Longwood Gardens (outside of Philly) here & here
-Franklin Square

4.) Clothing/Boutique
-Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
- Art Star

5.) Brunch
-Honey's Sit 'n Eat
-Morning Glory

6.) Museums
-Philadelphia Art Museum + Perelman Building
-Barnes Foundation

Would Like To See/Do:

1.) Drink (of the alcohol variety):
-Hopsing Laundromat
-Talula's Garden

3.) Parks/Places
-Fairmount Park: Cherry Blossoms and Japanese House
-Valley Forge:  Bike from PHL->VF->PHL
-Yards Brewery Tour
-Philadelphia Brewing Company Tour
-Victory Brewery

4.) Clothing/Boutique

5.) Brunch
-Federal Donuts

Losing some steam, but feel free to send any additions to the list!

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