My girlfriend and I are in Philly Sunday/Monday. What shouldn't we miss?
Sorry so long, already did a lot of research. My girlfriend and I are planning a little one-year anniversary
retreat to Philadelphia this weekend. Driving in early Sunday, staying at the Hyatt Regency
(which we got via Priceline for $70) and leaving whenever Monday afternoon.
What should we not miss? What are the most interesting, fun (cheap!) things to do in Philly this Sunday/Monday? For reference, we spend a lot of time in Coney Island throughout the year, we love cemeteries and historical sites, anything mysterious, not-so-well-known, etc. We also need cheap. I looked through previous threads and came up with the following.
- Mutter Museum
($14) is a must - is it worth trying to hit a second museum maybe on Monday (which is a holiday, so museums open)?
- Philadelphia Museum: Main Building $16 / Perelman Building: $8 - What's the difference between these two in terms of interesting things to see? Is it even worth going to either? What about the Park Houses and the Rodin Museum?
- Magic Gardens
: ($5) In our price range. Is it worth a visit?
- Eastern State Penitentiary
:($12) I'm assuming this is awesome?
Late night fun (lgbt-friendly!):
- Spend $20 at the SugarHouse Casino
? (I'm so conservative on my betting that I can make $20 last two hours at the slots. ha.)
- Bowling? From previous threads, Lucky Strike and North Bowl look kinda fun. Are they worth the price?
- Any other fun spots to play air hockey/pool/skee ball while drinking a beer?
- GOOD cheesesteaks recommendations (I ate at the two famous ones across the street from each other years ago, and wasn't impressed. Was it simply my unrefined palate??)
- Dinner for two for a $100, including tip. (We tend to eat spicy food, mexican, modern fair, fish)
- Breakfast options for Monday - We love cheap diners, breakfast burritos, etc. Nuthin' fancy.
(Still making my way through this thread
Parking/Getting around the city:
We're driving a car into the city. Is it worth parking the car somewhere for the duration and then taking mass transit? Or is parking easy enough on a sunday? Are meters in effect on Sundays/Holidays? Would love to not pay for parking - any tricks? I have used bestparking.com in the past here in NYC for cheapish paid parking.