Philadelphia: A Great Place to Spend the Weekend
Published: Mar 28, 2016
Here are a few tips to make it a great weekend in Philadelphia.
Don't leave without: While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the art museum's steps or at Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly (aka “cheesesteak Vegas”) will probably generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, snap up a sundae from Old City’s Franklin Fountain and stroll around the historic district. Or, head to Rittenhouse Square and read that book you’ve been meaning to finish while the city hums in the background.
Weekend highlights: Philly is more than Wing Bowl insanity, Rocky nostalgia, and gooey cheesesteaks; it's a vibrant, unpretentious, blue-collar town and a perfect three-day destination. Between the world-class museums -- the Barnes Foundation is a must-see -- the gorgeous parks, peaceful walking trails, rockin’ live-music scene, and excellent food and drink, you will have a blast (even on a tight budget). In fact, with a little insider knowledge, you can find all kind of fun on the cheap. If you like a little culture mixed in with friendly comfort, Philly is the perfect place to visit. -- Anna Goldfarb, Thrillist Philadelphia contributor