A few months ago I went on a work trip to Philadelphia. I knew my work days were going to be long so I flew in early Sunday morning to explore the city. Below is what I was able to fit into one day plus a few restaurants I ate at during my trip!
Places to See
The Liberty bell is one of the most iconic symbols for American Independence. It is free to see so definitely check it out if you are in the city.
Independence hall is across the street from where the Liberty Bell is stored. This is where the declaration of independence was approved – so you know.. lots of history. Tickets are required to get a tour of the building and I’m not much of an American history person so I decided to skip this and just check out the outside.
Fun fact – I don’t think I’ve actually ever watched the Rocky movie, but when in Philly right? I walked here from the Liberty bell and I’m not going to lie it was quite a hike. Philly is a walkable city in my opinion but make sure to bring comfy shoes. Also – they don’t have cross walk signs. I’m guessing it’s because a lot of their streets are pretty narrow, but you can just walk if the street is free which was a really weird feeling for me.
Philadelphia Art Museum:
I LOVED this art museum. Definitely worth exploring if you’re a museum goer. It’s free to walk around and it reminded me of a lot of the museums I went through in Europe.
Places to Eat
Super cute little pub. I got a salad and the girls I was with got the shepherd’s pie which looked and smelled amazing!
Green Eggs Cafe:
This breakfast place is Instagram heaven. I tried the cookie dough stuffed french toast and the red velvet pancakes! If you order the pancakes – make sure to get the smaller size. The regular portion is HUGE!
The decor of this restaurant was super cute! Highly recommend the charcuterie board with the truffle honey!
Where I stayed
The Sonesta hotel is the perfect place to stay for a quick trip. It’s located in a great spot downtown – close to lots of shopping, restaurants and bars!
Have you ever been to Philly? What were your favorite spots?
Thanks for stopping by!