Holiday Shopping In Philly
Terminal Reading Market
A market that has everything! If you go, be sure to eat a cheesesteak, the typical Philadelphia dish. I don’t remember which diner I bought, but they all look perfect!
The most relaxed city hall you will probably see in your life! What a beautiful building !!! And now in winter, there is a Winter Garden (with native plants only), craft fair, merry-go-round, ice skating, and snacks!
I ended up not exploring this neighborhood much, I just walked by. But I noticed that there are a lot of Asian restaurants in general that add diversity to the place.
Prepare your breath because the staircase is massive, and you will want to run up too!
Museum with works by Rodin and is very close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This region is full of museums to visit; it is worth leaving a day just for that!
Independence National Historical Park
Where the whole thing happened, the United States declared independence. It is there that you will learn a little more about the formation of the country, customs, a tour full of history!
It is the old part of the city; it has existed since the British colonial era. I recommend going to visit the Betsy Ross House, home of the girl who sewed the first American flag. It is a museum with the things of the time, genuinely a journey through time!
Bridge over the Delaware River super cute and with that very classic design, almost a Golden Gate, only blue! Kick Take the opportunity to stroll along the banks of the river, as there are plenty of cool things to do: shows, bars, restaurants, ice skating (in winter), etc.
A charming neighborhood that I recommend for strolling, shopping, and going to cool restaurants!
In addition to Rittenhouse, I suggest three streets that are great for shopping: Market Street, Walnut Street, and Chestnut Street. The three are parallel to each other and are home to all the famous stores you’ve heard of, so I won’t give you names. I suggest walking these streets and entering the stores you want for a day of shopping without a script!
I confess that visiting restaurants is not my family’s focus on trips like this; we end up in the fast-food of life. This time I met the famous Shake Shack.
The best pizza I’ve ever eaten in my life. I met the first time I went to Philadelphia and fell in love !!! Simple place, nothing tourist, with pizza made to order and by Italians. It makes your mouth water to remember!
Marino Bros Cheesesteaks
A place specialized in cheesesteaks and very tasty !!! It is in Old City; it is a good tip for lunch or snack when you are strolling there.
In Philadelphia, there is an 8% shopping tax, which will be a little more expensive than the initial price, but nothing excessive. The city is 2 hours from New York, and it’s super quiet and cheap to go there by bus if I’m not mistaken; I bought a ticket for $ 10! As with any international trip, the tip I always give is: unlock and take your credit card for emergencies! We never know what can happen, and there are places that no longer accept cash payments, just cards! Stay tuned to that detail!