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Philadelphia, PA

Pit Stop in the little sister's home base.

A long weekend in Philadelphia with the girls! We spent 3 nights and 4 days and follow along on how to break up the best spots to hit along the way with a sprinkled baby shower for my sister.

Day 1

We flew in to PHL after some minor delays due to weather (typical summer in Florida). We arrived at our cute Airbnb which was a townhouse located in the Graduate Hospital just outside of Center City in Philadelphia. Townhome | Patio | Parking | Hosted By StayRafa - Townhouses for Rent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Airbnb

Due to our delays my best friend Alexis was already settled in and stocked the place with wine and snacks! My sweet sister brought over amazing Italian food from Pastificio Deli (Home - Pastificio Deli ( Definitely recommend if you are visiting south Philly! The night was spent catching up with everyone around the large table at the Airbnb with lots of wine.

Day 2

Once everyone was up, we decided to walk down the street to Sabrina's Cafe for breakfast as a group. A variety of brunch options are available, and everything was amazing. Sabrina's Café ( The day was started with coffee of course but also a bloody Maria (tequila bloody Mary).

Following this we walked up town to the Rittenhouse Square. A massive park near Center City which was great for dogs, picnics, walk around shopping the various stores and lucky for us the Saturday's Farmer's Market. We snagged some fresh fruit and cookies from a local farmer and continued our way down the shops.

Next stop was to the Independence National Historical Park. Here you can find the National Park's Independence Visitor Center which has a small museum, a short film and various items to look at.

Crossing the street, you can walk through an arch way that was once part of George Washington's house. Surrounding the courtyard here is the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. First stop of the National Park was Independence Hall, I definitely recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time they are only $1 a person. Independence Hall Tickets - Independence National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service) ( After clearing security we were welcomed by our tour guide who took us through the facilities and told us the stories of all that happened within Independence Hall that helped form the United States.

After completing our tour we crossed the courtyard to the Liberty Bell. This exhibit is free and is a great way to learn about how the bell (previously hung in independence hall) stand for liberty not only here in America but also across the world. At the end of the exhibit the bell stands where you can take photos and look out onto Independence Hall through the glass.

Next stop was the famous Reading Terminal Market (Reading Terminal Market is Open Daily! - Philadelphia, PA), a must do when in Philadelphia! This market is a great stop for all as its located in Center City. It has shops, various food vendors, drinks, and much more. I definitely recommend walking the isles first before deciding where to eat. Don't miss the famous Philly cheesesteaks and pretzels.

We finished up exploring the market, grabbed some snacks and headed back to our Airbnb. We left the parents at the house and the girls got ready to head down to Barcelona where we had a variety of tapas and drinks (make sure to try the Sangria).

Day 3

For some reason the whole house was up early so we got ready and headed over to Fish Town to have breakfast at Honey Sit n' Eat. A cash only locals spot but biscuits and French toast to die for!

Since we had some time before setting up for the shower, we made our way over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also knows as the famous Rocky Steps. The statue was moved to the lower street side, but we crossed off a bucket list item and ran the steps up. The view at the top of downtown Philly did not disappoint and if we had more time, we would have spent some time in the museum in which I have heard lots of good things about. We opted to walk our way back to the townhouse and explore the various shops of the other side of Rittenhouse Square.

The shower was held at Louie Louie (Louie Louie), a chic little bar and restaurant. This can be found in University City and is a great recommendation either for just drinks or food and drinks. The whole restaurant is filled with various Instagram able spots.

To finish off our final night we visited Chickie & Pete's a great sports bar where we had some dinner and drinks and enjoyed our final night together before we all were heading out in the AM.

Day 4

Fly Home

Other Recommendations:

4th Street Delicatessen

Betty's Ross House

Explore the Historic Town

Cheesesteak Taste Testing

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