The Best Weekend Getaway in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an awesome city for the best weekend getaways with the girls.   Philly has so much to offer.  The city is rich in art, culture, diversity, entertainment, history and we must not forget the famous Philly Cheese steak sandwiches. You can’t go wrong by choosing this as your destination of choice for your girlfriend getaways.

Remember the “Rocky” movies and how Sylvester Stallone ran up the steps to the Museum?   Put your running shoes on and recreate this iconic scene for yourself.  Run up the “Rocky Stairs” to entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the victory of getting away from it all.  No need to worry about looking silly, many tourists each year come to recreate the scene for themselves. When you reach the top of the stairs, take in the beautiful overview of the city to get the full experience.

Ready to experience the history of the making of our nation?   Take guided walking tour to retrace the footsteps of Ben Franklin and his fellow comrades as they founded our nation.   The tours highlights covers Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Carpenter’s Hall, these places are where the Continental Congress met to discuss issues regarding England.   If you aren’t up to walking, you can take the tour via big bus, trolley or even a carriage ride.

For the ladies who love art, there is plenty to see here.  From the painted murals along the city streets to the festivals on the First Friday of the month and the famous museums.   A good starting point for art lovers is the Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Exploring this museum could literally take all day.  One awesome section to check out is the Asian Wing, There are installations of a Japanese tea house and an Indian temple.  After you viewed this museum, it’s time to check out the Rodin Museum.  This has the largest public collection of works from Paris, such as the “Thinker.”

Ready to get some shopping in?   The 500th Street district has some of the most eclectic and urban fashions.  If you are looking for more upscale fashions, then Walnut Street is the place to go for designer names.   Manayuk is known for more charming fashions and styles.

There is something for everyone in Philadelphia.  This is truly one of the best weekend getaways for you and the girls. Experience the vast diversity Philly has to offer.

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