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Let’s set out on foot to see what makes the City of Brotherly Love tick. Philadelphia’s streets were laid out in a simple grid during the late 17th century and are still very walkable today. There is something for everyone:
- Historic buildings that played a prominent role in the birth of the nation
- Parks galore
- Museums – big and small showing some prominent collections.
- Markets and restaurants to awaken your inner foodie.
Cost: Pay as you go. See estimated costs below.
Transportation: Via subway tokens.
Monday August 22nd, 2016
Historic Loop Day
Let’s start the day in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers:
- Independence Hall ($0)
- Congress Hall ($0)
- Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing ($0)
- Liberty Bell ($0)
- Ben Franklin House / Museum ($5)/ First Post Office
Lunch in Washington Square
- Walking tour Old City followed by
- Lounging in the hammocks at Spruce St Harbor Park
Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
Park and Museum Day
- Spend the morning enjoying just a small piece of the 9,200 acres of park land in the city.
- Rent bikes ($4 / 30 mins)
- Ride to Phila Art Museum, Water Works and along Kelly Drive (Boathouse Row)
- Rodin Museum – the largest collection of the sculptor’s work, outside of Paris. (pay what you wish – $10 suggested)
- Late lunch at Reading Terminal Market (to avoid the lunch crowd)
- See the city from above – city hall observation deck (if available) ($8)
Wednesday August 24th, 2016
Walking Tour / Museum
- Barnes Foundation ($25)
- See one of the world’s leading collections of French impressionist and post impressionist paintings
- Picnic in Rittenhouse Square
- Spend the afternoon in Midtown
- Work our way back to the hotel.
- Discover the greenways pioneered by famed city planner Ed Bacon (father of Kevin Bacon)
Thursday August 25th, 2016
- We’ll play this morning by ear and do something close to the hotel.