Philadelphia Journals

The CIty of Brotherly Love

A June 2001 trip to Philadelphia by dietsoda

Quote: This trip to Philly was mainly a business trip but I did fit in some sight seeing time and had a chance to sample some of the great food in the city. I will be visiting Philadelphia again!

The CIty of Brotherly Love

Overview

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Walking around the city is one of the best things to do. Any building in the city that receives city money has to spend one percent of the money on art for the building. This results in some of the most fascinating sculpture that can be found just walking the streets of PhiladelphiaQuick Tips: Spend on a ticket for the Philadelphia Trolley and experience a fantastic tour through the city. The guides know great stories and the trolley stops at all of the major sight seeing interests for the city. You can get on and off the trolley as much as you want and a second day ticket costs just .Best Way To Get Around: If you are staying downtown walking is the best way to get around. If n...Read More

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Hotel | "Philadelphia Marriott"

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If I had not been on an expense account I never would have stayed at this hotel. It is your basic Marriott with rooms set up for business travelers with anything you could need for your computer of business meeting. The walls are very thin and be prepared to hear what your neighbors are doing.

The Philadelphia Marriott is in a great location. It is across the street from the Redding Market, as well as several superior restaurants. You are withing walking distance of the liberty bell and several sight seeing services stop in front of the hotel.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 25, 2001

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
215-625-2900

Maggiano's Little Italy

Restaurant | "Maggiano's"

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Maggiano's is right across the street from the Philadelphia Marriott and adjacent to the Redding Market place. This is a great place to go for a family or a large group of people. The dishes are served family style in large bowls and one salad and entre can easily feed three people. Sharing is recommended.

If you have a party of four or more check out the family dining deal. For about $20 each you can dine on all you can eat selections. You can choose two items from everything on their menu from Appetizers to Desert. No one will go away from the table hungry. Remember that everything you order, you can get seconds!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2001

Maggiano's Little Italy
12th and Filbert Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
215/567-2020

Betsy Ross House

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Attraction | "Betsy Ross's House"

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This is a quick visit but Betsy Ross's house is a wonderful window into life of colonial America. The house shows where Betsy Ross lived and allegedly created the American Flag. The rooms are very small as are the hallways and staircases. Children should enjoy seeing how families had to cook with open fires as well as learn about the role Betsy Ross played in the American Revolution. There is a lovely courtyard outside that is perfect for a picnic near the fountain. Throughout the day performers appear in period costumes. Betsy Ross's house is a quick walk from the Franklin Mint and you will pass the graveyard where Ben Franklin is buried. Don't forget to toss a penny o...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 25, 2001

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
215/627-5343

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is probably best recognized as the steps that Sylvestor Stallone runs up in Rocky. Even though native Philadelphians will make fun of you don't miss out on walking or running up the steps and doing your Rocky dance at the top. It is very fun.

The museum itself holds some wonderful treasures including sculpture from Picasso and Rodin. There is a fabulous collection of Pissaros with several lovely Monet's and Renoir's. Take several hours and explore the museum. If you are there in the summer it is a great place to be in the afternoon! Also there is an excellent view from the back side of the museum of the river.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 25, 2001

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

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