Exploring Philly in 24 Hours

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

Liberty Bell:

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:

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.

Rocky Steps:

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.

Rocky Statue:

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

The Dandelion:

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!

Butcher Bar:

The decor of this restaurant was super cute! Highly recommend the charcuterie board with the truffle honey!

Where I stayed

Sonesta Hotel:

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!



  1. Robert
    November 5, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Looks like a great place to visit. Food looks delicious. Take care.

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      November 13, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      It was! I had so much fun in Philly!

  2. November 5, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I love that you only highlight the most interesting things and find so many delicious destinations! Beautiful pictures and content; really makes me want to book the flight and explore <3

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      November 13, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      You are way too sweet Gena! Thanks for reading 🙂

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