Sightseeing in Philly

After a week of solid work, I was finally able to get out and about Philly on Monday and Tuesday to check out some of the sights the city has to offer. I was also able to take advantage of my free time to taste some of the local cuisine – the best being Alma de Cuba, a cuban restaurant on Walnut Street that was delicious! On Monday I ate lunch at the Reading Terminal Market which is much like the Lexington Market in Baltimore, full of food stands with yummy goodnesses from all over the world. And on Monday night, Ryan and I hung out at Monk’s Cafe on 16th Street, which has an amazing beer menu (hundreds to choose from) and mussels which you can pick to be made in a variety of sauces. Yum.

Here’s some photos from sightseeing Monday and Tuesday in Philadelphia.

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Ben Franklin's Grave

Ben Franklin's Grave

The Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Love Park

Love Park

The Thinker

The Thinker

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia is a very cool city with so much history and so much to do. It is the kind of city, like New York, which you could come back to again and again and still not see everything. It is also filled with great neighborhoods, restaurants, cafes, bookstores and theaters. This city, like Baltimore, has definitely made my list of cities that I could live in.

Along with all the sightseeing and restaurant-going, has also been quite an exploration of the local bars, the highlight of which was the Spamalot South Street Pub Crawl last night…but those photos warrant their own post!

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