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What to do in Philly in one day?

Work is sending me to a seminar outside Philadelphia for the first week of October. I got them to delay the flight back by one day, so I have Friday night and Saturday to do tourist stuff in Philly. I saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in 1976, and I don't know any reason to see them again. My tastes run more towards museums and unique things than towards sports and bars.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

Eat some good local meals and relax.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

Well, sounds like you have to see the Mutter Museum.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

Get a Philly cheese steak sandwich. I'd probably want to go see the famous "steps" from Rocky.
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Keep in mind Philly Cheese stake the real deal has freaking Cheeze whiz in it.

Liberty bell is worth seeing and they have some cool ships in the harbor. Have been to Philly a lot for work over the years but I rarely do tourist stuff. There is a park near the boats that has hammocks and that was kind of neat. Its a nice historical town analogous to Boston if you have been there. There are a number of museums Betsy Ross and Independence hall. Its not the nicest city and a lot of parts of it I wouldn't want to be in at night.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

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Well, sounds like you have to see the Mutter Museum.
Oooooo!

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Oooooo!
Please go! My brother lives in Philly and in almost 40 years of visits I still have yet to make it myself ...
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

The Mutter Museum was the first thing I thought of too. I've also never been to it.

And get whatever you want on your cheesesteak. I get Sharp (provolone). Also, the roast pork is very good too.
And get soft pretzels from a street vendor.

Too bad (if you're into Marvel), this ends at the beginning of September:
The Franklin Institute has the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes:
https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/marvel-universe-super-heroes
A couple of my friends went and loved it.
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I donít think Nick Danger does enough psychedelic drugs to warrant such a suggestion.
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If youíre going for a cheesesteak I recommend Jimís on South Street.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

Yes do the Mutter museum, I love it there. Eastern State Penitentiary, Wagner Free Institute.

Reading Terminal Market is good for food.
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Second Reading Terminal Market. While there, stop at Termini Brothers for some cannoli. The one in the market is not as cool as their original bakery, but that is further from the center of town. Isgro Brothers also makes terrific cannoli.

Offbeat, but if you have any interest in woodworking/wood art: https://centerforartinwood.org/. I had a piece displayed there briefly.
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Make sure you wear a Cowboys jersey, it's guaranteed to at least triple the fun!
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The Philly Museum of Art is one of the best art museums in the country/world. It will take you a full day and it is amazing. 100% worth seeing.
The Barnes Foundation Museum is legendary as well. Houses the most Renoirs and Cezannes of any museum in the world. 100% worth seeing.

Mutter Museum is cool too, but won't take more than an hour and is pricey for how small it is.


Check the music calendar, there might be a band you love on touring near the area right now.

If you have never been to any of those 3 mueums in order:

1. Philly musem of art
2. Barnes








3. Mutter

You can pull off Barnes and Mutter in the same day though.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

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If youíre going for a cheesesteak I recommend Jimís on South Street.
As someone that's lived here my entire life, I'll never understand people's fascination with Jim's, as there are MUCH better cheesesteaks in Philly. My suggestions - Pats, Dalessandro's, or Tony Luke's (they're known for their roast pork sandwich, but they make a mean cheesesteak as well).
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Haven't been to Philly enough to make strong recommendations, though you might be mindful of who you shoot b-ball with there.
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Eat. Eat, and possibly Eat. Philly has some amazing food that doesn't end with the word "cheesesteak"

I also like wandering around the place, it's pretty cool.
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Re: What to do in Philly in one day?

Smoke some weed and bang ho's.

Just kidding.

I never been there. Have fun wherever you go bro.
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Oh if you want a beer, hit Monk's Cafe.
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As someone that's lived here my entire life, I'll never understand people's fascination with Jim's, as there are MUCH better cheesesteaks in Philly. My suggestions - Pats, Dalessandro's, or Tony Luke's (they're known for their roast pork sandwich, but they make a mean cheesesteak as well).
Iím still laughing about a place called Tony Lukeís, and imagining some guy with a Philly accent telling me to go there. ďYo, you gotta check out Tony Lukeís!Ē
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The Philly Museum of Art is one of the best art museums in the country/world. It will take you a full day and it is amazing. 100% worth seeing.
The Barnes Foundation Museum is legendary as well. Houses the most Renoirs and Cezannes of any museum in the world. 100% worth seeing.

Mutter Museum is cool too, but won't take more than an hour and is pricey for how small it is.


Check the music calendar, there might be a band you love on touring near the area right now.

If you have never been to any of those 3 mueums in order:

1. Philly musem of art
2. Barnes








3. Mutter

You can pull off Barnes and Mutter in the same day though.
Jeez. The Philly looks overwhelming large. It has a separate museum just for the Rodin collection.

Southwest just rescheduled my flight home to an earlier time. I chose a flight that let me have all afternoon to do stuff. Southwest says, "Nope!" And Philadelphia museums don't open until 11 AM.
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I'm not sure what's going on there, but I've watched Pink Flamingos.

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