Road trip this weekend with my 16 year old )daughter. Besides the obvious ( to me, anyway) places (Liberty Bell, Indepedence Hall, Betsy Ross house, Franklin Institute, etc.), any other suggestions ? Nighttime activities that are local/special to the area?
Any ideas for food-Reading Market a must??
How about for Cheesesteaks? Many years ago I used to go to Jim’s, Abner’s, and Larry’s (home of the Belllyfiller-near Temple University if I recall). Staying at Hampton Inn near the Convention Center-City Center.
USS Olympia: Dewey’s flagship, training vessel for a number of WWII senior and flag officers, transported the remains of the Unknown Soldier from WWI
SS Becuna: Launched late in WWII but still seeing action. We have all seen WWII submarine films, but those do not come remotely close to conveying what it is like to actually be on board a sub from that era. VERY enlightening.
Schooner Diligence: Under construction. An 18th century sailing vessel. Haven’t seen it, so cannot comment.
Laurel Hill Cemetery - More notable interments including one that caught me by surprise: Charles Mercer - A man who fought in both the Battle of Culloden (Bonnie Prince Charlie’s ill fated attempt to regain the Scottish throne) AND the American Revolution.
Larry’s is near St. Joe – not Temple and it is still there. The steak sandwiches in the Reading Mkt are good enough – no need to travel more.
If you like impressionist art – the Barnes is probably the best place in the world for a collection. Very worthwhile.
It is very, very hot – so indoor things.
There is an interesting Chinese Lantern display not far from the Convention Center – might be fun to walk over in the evening. And just strolling around Rittenhouse Sq. is fun – there is a Capogiro nearby:)