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Old 01-08-2019, 09:01 PM
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Wife has a couple domestic airline tickets must be used by June. Never been to Philadelphia. Probably go in April or May. Take in a Phillies baseball game.
What else to do and see? Where to stay. We are the richest people on earth, so money is never any object. (So says you know who...)
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Visit the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. Beautiful campus and lots of history.
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Tell us if Pat, Kim, Steve or Geno have the best steak sandwiches. Pro-tip from a lawyer in the candy industry there, carry a fat wallet and wear lots of jewelry if you want to fit in, especially in south and west Philly. Just kidding, he says concealed carry is the way to go.
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Toured the battleship NJ, visited the liberty bell, walked through Reading market and had lunch at Dibruno Brothers. Two days is more than enough.
FYI, watch yourself in Philly. We walked into a flashmob during our visit. I won't be back.
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Art Museum area. Boat House Row. West River Drive.

Real Cheese Steak at https://dalessandros.com/
Just go to Genos or Pats for a picture But I wouldn't waste the time.

I'd stay at one of these 2 hotels, minutes from each other.
Hilton is on the river by Penns landing.
Lot of History in that area by the hotels.

https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pe...GMB-HI-PHLPNHH
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...5-54ba596febe2

Let me know if you have any questions.

And if you do go to Phillies game, Go to Chickie & Pete's before the game for dinner.
Walking distance to & from the Stadium, get the Crabby Fries.

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Old 01-09-2019, 05:02 AM
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Reading Terminal Market, Rent a car and head to Valley Forge. Mutter Museum, Franklin Institute
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:19 AM
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Only thing to do in Philly is to LEAVE. All the city neighboorhoods have major crime issues.....I would not even bother stopping. Atlantic City is a SLUM be the sea. You're MUCH better off going to Annapolis or Newport.
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Eat a bunch of cheesesteaks, get drunk, and pretend you aren't in Philly

I lived in Philly for 2 years its truly just a gross city with not much to offer.... the only thing worse than the city is the people that live there (in general, I know there are exceptions!)

I'd rather spend a weekend in:
- Denver
- Austin
- Seattle
- San Fran
- Chicago
- Anywhere that is Warm (Florida)
- New Orleans
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Eastern State Prison. One of the coolest tours I have ever taken. (one of my all time best first dates)
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:28 AM
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Drive around Rittenhouse square.



Get lunch near "the oval" where the Ben Franklin parkway splits in front of the art museum and walk up (or at least to) the are museum steps. Behind the art Museum is Fairmont Park - not expecially interesting except that boat house row is there about a 1/2 mile walk from the art museum.



The "historical" district is between 5th and 6th streets and is 4 of 5 blocks long. In about an hour you can see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross' House, and other founding of the nation stuff.


Across the river in Camden NJ (in the tiny part of Camden you can visit without getting robbed) the Battleship NJ is interesting but plan on spending at least half a day there. It's not a quick in and out stop.


Get a cheese-steak at Gino's or Pat's for lunch. Read up on how to order so you'll know if you want it "wit or witout".
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Today's news in Philly..........Now how would you know where to go to avoid being in these type of areas? You don't...and you will NOT be out after dark.....

https://6abc.com/philadelphia
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Originally Posted by D.M.D. View Post
Only thing to do in Philly is to LEAVE. All the city neighboorhoods have major crime issues.....I would not even bother stopping. Atlantic City is a SLUM be the sea. You're MUCH better off going to Annapolis or Newport.
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Today's news in Philly..........Now how would you know where to go to avoid being in these type of areas? You don't...and you will NOT be out after dark.....
https://6abc.com/philadelphia
Damn dude, Didn't realize Boston was crime free.

Its called being "street smart".

Still pissed we beat you in the Super Bowl last year?
Get over it and get out some more, in the City!
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If the weather is nice, take a walking tour. Some, like this one, are free. You tip based on how much you enjoy the tour.

if wife enjoys shopping, the 2nd largest shopping mall is about a 20 min ride in King of Prussia. You could also visit Valley Forge 5min from the mall.. There is also a hotel and casino there.

the zoo is pretty good. If it’s not too windy, you can go up in the hot air ballon and get a cool view of the city.

Reading Terminal market for an awesome roast pork sandwich.

some really good restaurants and theaters in Center City.

stay out of North, West, and Southwest Philly..
everything you will want to see is in Old City, Center City, and South Philly.

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First of all, everyone that wants to put down Philly GO TO HELL. I am sure there are bad section of your town also.

Cool things to see and do:
Reading Terminal Market
Penns Landing
Philly Art Museum
Liberty Bell
Independence Hall
Mutter Museum
Independence Sea Port Museum
Cruiser Olympia
Submarine Becuna
Elfreths Alley (Old Residential street in nation)
Watch the movie National Treasure - then go check out some of the places the show in the movie.
South Street
Barcade (Bar with tons of arcade games, PacMan, Tron, Pinball etc)
Franklin Institute
Urban Axe (Axe Throwing, like playing darts BYOB)
Eastern State Penitentiary
City Hall
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Philadelphia Zoo


Food
Reading Terminal Market (Yes on list of things to do, but a ton of great places to eat there as well)
Pat or Gino's Steaks (Even though I prefer Jimmie's Steaks on South Street)
Las Bugambilias (Mexican)
Cuba Libre
Apricot Stone (Armenian BYOB)
Fette Sau (BBQ)
Jack's Fire House
Dinic's (Best Roast Pork Sandwiches - Reading Terminal Market)
El Vez

Drinks
Philadelphia Distilling Company
R&D Bar
Assembly Rooftop Lounge ( Awesome view of Logan Sq down the Parkway to the Art Museum)
Goose Island Brewery
Federal Distilling Company


And that is just a sample of great places to go, eat and drink. Let me know what type of things you like to do and I can refine the list. I live on my boat in Philly from November to April, let me know if you want any more information, I will be glad to help. If you stay in the Hilton Penn's Landing or that area everything I listed is either walking distance or a short Uber ride away. No need for a car!

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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Damn dude, Didn't realize Boston was crime free.

Its called being "street smart".

Still pissed we beat you in the Super Bowl last year?
Get over it and get out some more, in the City!
Yup

for sure every major city has crime. Stay out of the “bad” neighborhoods and you won’t have a problem. I feel completely safe in Center City and have no issues bringing my kids for a day trip.
If you are strolling around in North Philly flashing your wallet. iPhone X,, and gucci bag..well, that’s gonna be a problem..
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Rittenhouse Square and the Liberty Bell.
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If you have any interest in impressionist art the Barnes has the best collection in the world.
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It's hard to beat Philly for US history and restaurants, especially Italian food. If you like history, you might consider a rental car and a day trip to Valley Forge (close) and/or Gettysburg (about 2.5 hours away from Philly). I used to travel through Gettysburg on my way to visit family in VA, and I always got a eerie feeling as I passed through. They do say it's haunted, after all! You can also drive up the Delaware river to Washington's Crossing, and if you and/or your wife are artsy types, go a little further up to New Hope for a little shopping

The Philadelphia Art Museum (you can run the steps and get a photo with Rocky), the Barnes and Rodin museums are impressive as well, and within walking distance of each other. You can "art" yourself to death in Philly.

As far as crime is concerned, it's a big city, what would you expect? I commuted into the city for years, walked the streets late at night after business dinners many times, and never had an issue. I lived 30 miles north of there, and hit restaurants in South Philly every few weeks - again, without any issues. Sure, there are places you don't want to go, but how is that different from any big city?
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Philly revolution war museum, small but great if the right displays are there.

We went when the "ancient order of surveyors" was set up. Fascinating what men could survey with a rope, compass, and scope.
Washington was no dummy.
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The Constitution Center
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