Post # 1
We are thinking of taking a long weekend and checking out Philadelphia next month. We have never been and Mapquest says its a 5 hour drive from home 🙂
Any recomendations on hotels? Places to see? Restaurants? Thanks!
Post # 3
The AKA Rittenhouse is a great hotel in a great area.
Post # 4
Any other recomendations ladies?
Post # 5
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
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
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 🙂
There’s always independence hall and the liberty bell if you want to get your history on!
Post # 8
@bunnyfoofoo: oooo i miss the gazebo…
the mutter museum is fun too if you are a science/biology geek like me.
Post # 9
- 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
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
I always stay at the Westin a block from Rittenhouse Sqaure, the price is great and the place is clean and nice.
Post # 12
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
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
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.
Post # 15
Must check out Market Street. 🙂 I prefer Jim’s Steaks on South Street though. No Pat’s or Geno’s for me.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Check out my post on Philly food and nightlife: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/11/23/philadelphia-honeymoon/