i (jane) am in philadelphia ! i got here in the afternoon and was able to spend a few hours downtown touring around. we made the most of our only evening here and ended up walking 8.3 miles but enjoyed every step.
we started at independence park and the liberty bell. obviously a must for first timers to philly. it was a sunny, beautiful day and the history and significance behind the buildings was very interesting and meaningful.
we drove by the rocky steps ! (it would’ve been fun to run down them if we weren’t on a crunch for time.)
next was the spruce street harbor. amazing. colorful, comfortable hammocks hung between all the trees for anyone’s use + a gorgeous view of the delaware river + gourmet food trucks (with delicious water ice!), outdoor games, and more = the highlight of my day.
then we walked down south street and eventually to macy’s center for some shopping. we ended the day with dinner at the oldest italian restaurant in america (100 years old) – ralph’s italian restaurant.
thank you philly for a great few hours; i’ll be back someday.