Philadelphia Journals

A Day in Philly

A June 2006 trip to Philadelphia by mre16

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: A short day in the state of Brotherly Love.

A Day in Philly

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Philadelphia Skyline Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The highlights of Philadelphia are the architecture, the ease of navigation, and the plethora of museums and attractions. The city is neatly organized and maps are readily available at the visitors center to help guide you along the way.Quick Tips: We only live 2 hours away from Philadelphia and didn't take into account that a toddler would drag us down so much so we bought a Philadelphia Pass for the Day to the tune of Adult, Child (total of ). Our child is 2 years old. Let me just say that this was TOTALLY not worth the investment for us. For one thing, a 2-year-old maximizes the time you spend at every attraction by about four. We originally thought we would be able to see at least three...Read More

Pat's King of Steaks

Restaurant | "Pat's"

Pat's King of Steaks Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Two local Philadelphians recommended Pat's or Jim's as having the best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia. Each had a line wrapped around the building so we chose Pat's because it was the only one of the two where we could find a place to park. The cheesesteak wasn't what I'd dreamed of but it was good (or maybe I was just starving to death). Anyway, it's a Philly tradition that I'm glad I'd taken part in.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2006

Pat's King of Steaks
1237 East Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
(215) 468 1546

Please Touch Museum


The Please Touch Museum was the perfect treat for our 2-year-old. I think any child under the age of 5 or 6 would thoroughly enjoy it. There's a chance to play with boats in the water, push your own shopping cart around the grocery store (and select items for your basket), a tree house slide, a rocking boat, a reading room, Alice and Wonderland scene complete with characters, a construction site, housekeeping activities and a farm for 3 and unders. Everything is touchable (which is a nice change for them) so keep that in mind when you're leaving--you may want to wipe your child's hands etc upon leaving.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 6, 2006

Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue Of The Republic
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
(215) 581-3181

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a vast collection (one of the largest in the US). We lingered in the Impressionist Era and were in awe of their Monet’s, Manet’s, Degas’ and The Sunflower painting by Vincent Van Gogh.Here’s the clincher about the museum - we bought the City Pass (for one day only) and as I mentioned before, it just wasn’t worth it for one day. The City Pass includes admission into the Museum yet when I presented it to the cashier, they acted as if they’d never heard of such a thing before, let alone held one in their hand. They let us in the Museum, but for general admission only. Special exhibits are an additional charge.We found ample parking (no charge) in the "ba...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2006

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