Over the past few hundred years, Philadelphia has served as a Quaker colony, a meeting place for the Founding Fathers, the long-ago capital of the newly formed United States and, more recently, the birthplace of one very beloved cheese-drenched steak sandwich.
If I had to describe Philadelphia in 1 word, I would
Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philadelphia is the oldest indoor farmers market in the country. First opening its doors in 1892, today the historic market has over 80 vendors and sees around 17,000 visitors each day. Inside, a sea of people await--- some brazenly shoving their way through the crowd, others politely squeezing through and many
As the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been delighting visitors from all over the globe since 1829. Smartly running during the bleakest time of the year, the show attracts a staggering 260,000 attendees each year with promises of vivid color, of spring-like fragrance
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton
Are you thinking ahead towards next year's travels and looking for some inspiration a little closer to home? I've compiled
It's Day 10 of Local Travel Month, and I sure have been busy!! Here's a round-up of what I've been up to so far!
Brunch at the historic Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria, Virginia -- 24.3 miles away
[caption id="attachment_2997" align="aligncenter" width="480"] George Washington ate here![/caption]
Dinner at Oyamel -- 10.9 miles away
(One of José Andrés' restaurants...
I've been talking about doing a Philadelphia Cheesesteak Taste Test for years. Living right outside of Washington, DC (a mere 2 1/2 hours away) it should have been an easy weekend activity to do. But year after year has gone by, and no Philly cheesesteaks.
As part of October's Local