(Closed) NWR: Visiting Philly-Where should we stay and visit?

posted 7 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The AKA Rittenhouse is a great hotel in a great area.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well you kinda have to go to Pats/Genos to have cheesesteak (I prefer Pats). I took Fiance to Distrito this weekend for his Bday and it was really good (upscale Mexican).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you have the money, stay at the Sofitel. I love their rooms. There is a lovely creperie on 5th and bainbridge, called Beau Monde, everything is good but I love their cherry compote desert crepe the best. Also there is french restaurant called ZINC (ZINK?), their food is delish chocalate pot de creme is to die for, I live in Boston now, but I miss ZINC the most. It is downtown on 11th street, great food. Have fun!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oooh! Go check out the art museum and the Franklin Institute if you can. Then, sneak BEHIND the art museum. There’s a tiny gazebo overlooking the Waterworks – it’s totally romantic. One of my favorite “hidden” places in the city πŸ™‚

There’s always independence hall and the liberty bell if you want to get your history on!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@bunnyfoofoo: oooo i miss the gazebo…

the mutter museum is fun too if you are a science/biology geek like me.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club

We’re big fans of Capogiro gelato. If you like Anthropologie, the flagship 4-story building is located on a corner of Rittenhouse Square.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I second nearly everything people mentioned above (but especially Capogiro!!!). 

There’s a nice, concise overview of Philly stuff to do at http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/04/27/philadelphia.travel.tips/index.html. 

Also in spring/summer there tend to be a lot of special events and festivals – check http://www.uwishunu.com which is a nicely done blog run by the tourism agency and it gives the scoop on what’s happening.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I always stay at the Westin a block from Rittenhouse Sqaure, the price is great and the place is clean and nice. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Dining:

Buddakan or Morimoto for dining and amazing food.

Jones for great mac and cheese.

Aqua for good Thai cuisine.

Rouge for a mighty delicious burger.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just a heads up, May & June are usually crazy expensive times for the area hotels because of all the college graduations. You’ll probably have to shell out a pretty penny to stay in one of the better parts of the city. Rooms are also filling up fast — my family is coming out in June and had a heck of a time finding a decent available room two months in advice.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Also, there are sure to be a lot of great festivals and concerts at the pier at Penn’s Landing. You might want to google the Penn’s Landing calendar and plan around some of those events.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Must check out Market Street.  πŸ™‚ I prefer Jim’s Steaks on South Street though. No Pat’s or Geno’s for me.

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