A Taste of Philly

Published August 21, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_5757Eastern State Penitentiary

The past couple days my husband and I spent some time relaxing and sight seeing in Philadelphia, PA. For our privacy, though we’ve taken hundreds of photos we decided not to share with the public, but rather select a few cool highlights. One was the Eastern State Penitentiary where Al Capone stayed. We spent over two hours on a guided tour that was absolutely awesome. Definitely worth checking out: http://www.easternstate.org/

Of places we ate, the favoriteĀ  was Fare Restaurant (www.farerestaurant.com) — all organic, local and sustainable. The service was excellent. Even a waitress who wasn’t taking care of us kept looking toward our table and smiling. I asked for sweet potatoes in replacement of white and we weren’t even charged extra. And the food was just perfect! Definitely a place I’d love to go back to.

We stayed at a lovely hotel at a waterfront, with a pool and sauna. So in addition to sight seeing, relaxing was in the picture as well.

On the last day we checked out the Liberty Bell and where the Declaration of Independence was signed, as well as many gift shops. So much to explore and definitely worth going back. It was only my second time in Philly.

SAM_5832View from our room

One comment on “A Taste of Philly

  • We just saw the Liberty Bell 57 years ago in 1957 and was wondering if the crack in the Liberty Bell is larger now than in 1957. Also saw my first major league game at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia in 1957. Phillies played in that stadium for 67 years, then played in Veterans Stadium for 34 seasons and now play in Citizen’s Bank Park and have played there for the last 10 years.

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