Philadelphia Journals

Taking a break from it all

An April 2003 trip to Philadelphia by Daveland

Saturday by the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: It was the first "real" spring day after a long, hard winter in the northeast. We took a short drive down to the Schuylkill River to see close to 1000 Japanese cherry trees in full blossom. Fairmount Park is like paradise in the middle of a big city!

Taking a break from it all

Overview

Saturday by the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Manayunk is a small neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia with many four-star restaurants, shops, boutiques, and cafes. Here you can stroll down Main Street window-shopping, or take a walk along the Manayunk Canal. The nightlife on Main Street Manayunk begins around 10:30-11pm, when all the clubs and bars come to life. You will find places suited to all walks of life: college students, young professionals, over 40s, etc.Quick Tips: Go to south Philly to 9th and Passayunk to Geno's or Pat's for the famous original cheese steak. Stay out of north Philly unless you are going with someone who knows the area. Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around in Philadelphia is b...Read More

Valley Green Inn

Restaurant | "The Valley Green Inn"

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During your visit to Philadelphia, if you happen to take a walk through Fairmount Park's Wissahickon Valley, you might chance upon the beautiful, historic Valley Green Inn. The inn is situated a stone’s throw from the Wissahickon Creek and right next to Forbidden Drive, a gravel road forbidden to vehicular traffic. It is not unusual to see hikers sharing the patio with well-dressed diners. Attire ranges from very casual to very formal without conflict.

The Valley Green Inn is open year round, and during the cooler months, don't forget to ask for a table by the fireside for a beautiful and warm dining experience.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2003

Valley Green Inn
Valley Green Road and Wissahickon Creek
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
+1 215 247 1730

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The building that houses the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a piece of art in itself. Opened in March 1928 it was designed by Architects Horace Trumbauer and Zantzinger, Borie,and Medary. The interior square footage of the museum measures up to 633,825 square feet and houses a collection of over 300,000 objects of art. It looks like something off the set of a Cecil B. DeMille movie like Ben Hur for example. The grounds surounding the museum are meticoulously kept. It is not uncommon to see people lounging in the park like setting, cycling or roller blading by on Kelly Drive or even running up the front steps like Sylvester Stalone in the movie Rocky. Make sure you give yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2003

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street And The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 235-7469

Philadelphia Zoo

Attraction

Philadelphia Zoo Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Philadelphia Zoo is a great place for the whole family and for people of all ages.

They have different ticket packages and membership offers but the basic price of addmision is $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids (2–11 years old). Parking is $6.00

Spend the day. You will have a great adventure.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2003

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 243-1100

Freely Flying

Story/Tip

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Philadelphia is a city of many faces. It is not hard to find something to suit your needs. Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage in Historic Olde City Philadelphia or ride your mountain bike through Fairmount Park. Dine street side with cheese wiz dripping down your arm at Pat's Steaks or partake of the meticulously prepared five-star cuisine at Le Bec Fin. You might want to hang on South street and listen to a street musician blowing a soulful tune on his saxaphone, or hear a world-renowned musician perform at The Kimmel Center on the Avenue of the Arts Center City. There is something for everyone. I came here for a visit six and a half years ago and I have never left. See you soon.