All Philly in a Day
June 25, 2012 9:13 AM Subscribe
[PhillyFilter] You have a day to explore the city. What do you do?
posted by xenization to Travel & Transportation around Philadelphia, PA (12 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I've lived close to Philadelphia all my life, but I'll soon be moving to New England for a grad program. A friend suggested taking a Saturday and checking out the various things I've missed out on.
We're both bibliophiles, unconventional, into cultural attractions and learning new stuff than, say, good beer (so recommending Eulogy or the Belgian Cafe wouldn't go over so well). I know I want to hit Sabrina's for brunch (I've been to Green Eggs and Morning Glory already) and at some point visit the Magic Gardens. Beyond that, our agenda is a blank. Do you have any places to check out? (Center City, University City, South Philly, and the general environs would be best.) A killer dinner spot? And if anyone can recommend good photo ops, so much the better. Tourist-y or off-the-grid, it's all grist for the mill.
Been there, done that:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary
Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia AIDS Thrift
Independence Mall/Liberty Bell
National Constitution Center
UPenn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Book Trader, Mostly Books, Bookhaven, The Last Word Bookshop, Big Jar Books, Wooden Shoe Books, Garland of Letters