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Philadelphia

A travel journal to Philadelphia by Cindy Grant

Eastern State Penitentiary Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: The City of Brotherly Love, a great foodie and history town.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Attraction | "A Dark Part of Philly History"

Eastern State Penitentiary Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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For those looking for something a little different, take a tour of Eastern State Pen. A self guided tour will show you the cells the inmates lived in, and give you an idea of what their lives were really like. Don't forget to check out Al Capone's cell; image the difference between that one and all the rest! My tour was a specially arranged one - I got to go in some private areas that you can't see on the regular tour. They included the chapel, the operating room, and Cellblock 11! These areas are not as restored as some areas, and you had to wear a hardhat in one cellblock; the experience was great!ESP also does Halloween tours.Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2012

Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 236-3300

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Get some pictures of the Philadelphia skyline: try from the South Street Bridge, after having a cheesesteak at Rick's, or from the Spring Garden Bridge where you can also see Boathouse Row.No visit to Philly would be complete without spending some time in South Philly. Somewhat impossible to find a parking space though. It's worth it to taste for yourself who has the best cheesesteaks: Geno's or Pat's. I personally prefer Geno's; but you have to order correctly: one wiz with, please (or maybe 2 :-) I always visit the shops a little further up 9th St. Sarcone's will have your bread order ready for you if you order by 2 the day before; Isgro Pastries; Claudio Specialty will vacuum seal yo...Read More

Via Napoli

Restaurant | "Great Italian Food"

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This restaurant has an extensive menu; they use little newspapers to give you news stories as you try to decide from the many selections. We dined on chicken parmigian, pizza cooked in a wood fire oven, tortellini, and tiramisu for dessert. The food was expertly prepared and the wait staff was very attentive. Also does take out.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2012

Via Napoli
2500 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152
(215) 934-7700

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For most of our visits, the Sheraton was the Doubletree Philadelphia Northeast. While I do miss the Au Bon Pan Bakery and the Doubletree cookies, the hotel is still in a great location for exploring the city. The hotel has wifi, fitness center, inside pool, and restaurants, and is convenient to restaurants, shopping, and the outlet centers.
www.starwoodhotels.com

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 14, 2011

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast
9461 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
(215) 671-9600

Nifty Fifty's

Restaurant | "The Best Diner"

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Nifty Fiftys is one of our favorite diners to visit. This is a great place to take the kids and the adults. The food is great, and there are so many choices. If you order a milkshake, they have such a big shaker, that they fill your glass, and leave you the shaker to finish too! Fries are hand cut, burgers are 100% beef and hand formed, you can pick your own flavor to put in your drinks! My favorite is cherry coke. Many other things on the menu, but we always get burgers and fries. Well worth the wait, there is always a full house.

215-676-1950 open Sun - Thurs 6 am - 11 pm; Fri and Sat 6 am - 1 am

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 14, 2011

Nifty Fifty's
2491 Grant Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-1004
215-676-1950

Tiffany Diner

Restaurant | "Huge Portions"

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Tiffany Diner is located in northeast Philadelphia. The outside may not look promising, but inside is a large restaurant with great food. The portions are huge here, and we have never been disappointed. They have Jewish favorites; best corned beef hash I've had. Burgers and salads are also good. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are open 24/7. I think breakfast is my favorite meal here. They take credit cards.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 14, 2011

Tiffany Diner
9010 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
(215) 677-3916