Cory and I recently took a day trip to Philadelphia. We're trying to get in a better habit of exploring our immediate surroundings and Philadelphia is surprisingly close to Jersey City. It was only about a 1.5 hour car ride and is about the same by train.
Where to Eat & Drink:
- John's Roast Pork - the ultimate cheesesteak. It's super small so plan to get it to go and it's cash only!
- Barcelona Wine Bar - A cute wine bar with lots of offerings
- Vesper - A cocktail bar with great seafood and a hidden speakeasy
- Sabrina's Cafe - Delicious for brunch and BYOB!
- Reading Terminal Market - One of the first public food markets before they were trendy with lots of food options!
- Root Restaurant & Bar - The trendiest little spot in Fishtown (reminded me of Williamsburg in Brooklyn) that was delicious. Great for a date night.
- Weckerly's - the cutest ice cream spot in Fishtown with home made ice cream sandwiches and artisan flavors.
What to do:
- Liberty Bell - Sort of disappointing to be honest, but quick and easy (and free) to do so might as well check it off the list.
- Rittenhouse Row - A cute little street with beautiful townhouses.
- Elfreth's Alley - The oldest residential street in America.
- Fish Town - The Williamsburg of Philadelphia, a little hipster and young with some solid restaurants and bars.
- Rocky Steps - Enough said.
- City Hall - Right near the Liberty Bell
Tips & Advice
- We were surprised by the number of restaurants in Philadelphia that were cash only so be prepared.
- Philadelphia is a walking city but honestly it was way more spread out than we expected and ended up driving places more than we planned.
- So much great food! Beyond the Cheesesteak.