an afternoon in philly

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.

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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.

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we drove by the rocky steps ! (it would’ve been fun to run down them if we weren’t on a crunch for time.)

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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.

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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.

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thank you philly for a great few hours; i’ll be back someday.

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