A couple of weeks ago, one of my girlfriends and I squeezed in a quick weekend trip to Philly. Neither of us have visited the historic city, so we were both excited to see the sights and eat our way through downtown. It was a refreshing getaway and I can’t wait to go back to visit more places!
Let’s just say this is my favorite part of every travel post. I mean, who doesn’t love eating your way through a new city?
The first night of our weekend trip, we headed to Jimmy G’s! When in Philly, right? The cheesesteaks were so delicious! Chanel tried one that had Cheez Wiz as a topping, which is a Jimmy G’s specialty. Nomnomnom.
The portions are generous and I ended up saving half of my sandwich to take back to our hotel. There’s a super cute dining area that is left open during the summer months and enclosed during the winter. It was nice and cozy and the little outdoor eating area was adorable!
You guys all know BRUNCH is my jam. Louie Louie’s brunch menu was nothing short of delectable. And the entire place is gorgeous! I loved the decor and ambiance most of all. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but this is definitely one of my favorite brunch spots I’ve ever visited.
We ate a late lunch at Mission Taqueria and the food was unbelievably good. The tacos and corn salsa slaw did not disappoint. We ordered tapas style and shared our dishes, which is my favorite way to dine!
While we were there, we met a Philly-based street artist, Amberella, who was there installing a new piece of art! She was so sweet and we loved seeing it all come together.
Much like my post about my Nashville trip, our typical spots to “play” are much different in my thirties versus a decade ago. When visiting a new city, I’m all about checking out museums, local (tourist) spots, and other special areas in/around town.
A must visit when you come to the city of brotherly LOVE, right? I loved that we got to visit during the holidays. Downtown is lit up with lights on every block. And LOVE Park and the surrounding square is filled with pop-up shops, local vendors, an ice skating rink and other fun little places to visit.
Surrounded by skyscrapers are some the oldest and historical museums in the US. We walked around Logan Square and eventually made our way to the infamous Rocky Statue, twice, during our visit. The buildings of today and the historical sites in Philly are truly a must-stop during your visit.
The cutest little street in Philly! It is the oldest street in Pennsylvania (if not the US, too). The homes were decorated for the holidays and seriously, as a history major, I was so geeked to be able to walk the steps of the cobblestone streets that have been around for centuries.
Head over to Chanel’s blog for a full review of our amazing hotel stay. But, just wanted to mention a few highlights of The Windsor Suites. The location is at the heart of downtown Philadelphia. With easy access to all of the places we visited during our stay. It is within walking distance of Logan Square and LOVE Park. And the longest Uber ride we took was ten minutes.
The suite we stayed in was so spacious and accommodating for all of our needs. It had a huge living area with an open balcony and a full kitchen.
Head over to Chanel’s post to see the top five most Instagram-able spots in Philly!
Have you been to Philadelphia? Where are you off to next?
Thank you to The Windsor Suites for hosting us during our weekend trip to Philadelphia.
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