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Old 10-06-2021, 10:35 AM
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I am hoping to have suggestions of places to visit in Philly. Will be there two days in November. Thanks so much.


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Old 10-06-2021, 11:04 AM
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So much to do! I loved visiting Eastern State Penitentiary.
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Old 10-06-2021, 11:12 AM
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Go to the Philadelphia Visitors Center downtown to get tickets for Independence Hall. They will have lots of coupons and brochures. See the Liberty Bell and the Constitution Center. My favorite museum downtown is The Museum of the American Revolution. You can see George Washington’s original meeting tent there. Rent the players for the best experience, We also enjoyed The Eastern Penitentiary tour. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market. We took the trolley tour and also a bus tour of Philly at night. The art museum with rather Rocky steps is very cool. The bus tour stopped there at night for pictures. I love visiting Philly! We enjoyed eating at Con Murphy’s Irish Pub near the Embassy Suites downtown.
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Old 10-06-2021, 11:40 AM
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Stop at the Reading Terminal Market
Absolutely go there! Great food and many choices.

A few other favorites:

- Art museum
- South Street for cheesesteaks (Patís or Ginoís )
- Zoo
- Chestnut Hill (off the Schuylkill) cobblestone roads, little shops, pubs)
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Old 10-06-2021, 12:10 PM
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I’m just coming back from Philly and wish I would have had another week.

Forget Pat’s and Geno’s. Go to DiNic’s in the Reading Terminal Market and get an Italian roast pork with broccoli rabe.

The Philadelphia Mint is free and interesting.


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Old 10-06-2021, 12:31 PM
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When you go to the Reading Terminal don't forget to get ice cream from Bassetts The Consitution Center is fun to visit. Betsey Ross's home is something to see although its was too enclosed for me to go down the steps. My cousins loved it though. The African American Museum is interesting. There is much to see and do. Have fun and enjoy your visit.

https://www.visitphilly.com/
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:00 PM
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Oh yes, so many lovely ideas! I enjoyed Reading Terminal Market and all of the historical places. The Liberty Bell. Independence Hall. Max Brenner's. Philly Cheeseteaks.
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If you love Impressionist art
Old 10-06-2021, 02:50 PM
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I would suggest the Barnes Museum. It was a private collection until Barnes died and then it was opened to the public. It has recently been moved to a location where there is more parking. It is sometimes overlooked because of all the other larger museums.
https://www.barnesfoundation.org/

Don't forget to enjoy a Philly Cheese steak while you are there!
My grandson claims Gino's never Pat's!
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Old 10-06-2021, 03:59 PM
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If you like classical music, the excellent Philadelphia Orchestra is a must see. They play at the Kimmel Center and tickets should be available as the arts took quite a hit with Covid and are just starting to recover.
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Old 10-06-2021, 04:02 PM
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Next time you go add a day just to go to the King of Prussia Mall. I would even make a trip home just for a weekend of shopping there.


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Old 10-06-2021, 04:46 PM
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Our leadership team got to go to Philly for a conference that was held during the Super Bowl parade! What an experience!!!

There is a small, cool Rodin museum there.
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:43 PM
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I went over the summer. I enjoyed the Museum of the American Revolution, the Constitution Center, and Reading Terminal Market. Of course, Independence Hall is a must, too. The food was good at Ralphís Italian.
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:47 AM
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WOW!!! Thanks for the many wonderful suggestions. Can't wait to go..
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:42 PM
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Forget Patís and Genoís. Go to DiNicís in the Reading Terminal Market and get an Italian roast pork with broccoli rabe.
^^^ This. 100%. There is great food all over in philly.

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I would suggest the Barnes Museum. It was a private collection until Barnes died and then it was opened to the public. /
My absolute favorite museum there was the Barnes.


We walked and walked and loved looking at the neighborhoods.
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