I have been to Philadelphia, the closest big city to me, a number of times and it is amazing how much I still haven’t seen. So, while in the City of Brotherly Love next weekend, I hope to visit multiple sites.
The photo below is one I took during my last visit into the city, which was fairly short; just to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Other times, I have only gone to Penn’s Landing for fireworks and stadiums for concerts. It has been years since I visited the zoo and major museums of the city. As for what I would like to see / do in and around Philadelphia for the first time, the list includes:
- The Betsy Ross House
- Old City Tavern
- The Mutter Museum
- National Constitution Center
- Elfreth’s Alley
- Fairmount Park
- Boathouse Row
- Laurel Hill Cemetery
- Museum of Art
- Dining on the Moshulu
- Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia
- Carriage ride
- Ride the Ducks
- Double decker bus tour
With all of those things to see and do, I probably couldn’t get it all done in one day’s time and I’ll only be in the city for one day.
I’m actually not much of a big city person, although I do like day trips into the city. One other trip into the city, by train, was for a job interview years back. It was the first time I went into Philadelphia by myself and I was so nervous, but only half of that was because of the interview. I didn’t get that particular job in the end, but everything else went well. One thing is for sure though; it is somewhat hard to believe that I ventured into the city by myself back then. Only the job prospect made me do so, but it was a moment of adventure for me when I think about it.
That adventure is still in me, only for the sake of travel itself…although fulfilling travel goals has been difficult what with the economic situation these days. I think about all of the places I want to visit, local or not. I hope I get to see as many of them as possible because of the inspiration that these places give to people.
Being in a big city for just a day is exciting to me, with so much going on and so much to check out; definitely a source of inspiration. So I’m looking forward to next weekend and how many sites I’ll cover while in Philadelphia this time around.