It’s that time of year again where I start getting itchy feet. I want to go places and see things and eat new foods. I want to explore new areas and just have a good time, traveling. It really doesn’t matter where. I just want to go. I have been looking at things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this week. It’s mostly because I have never been there before.
Fabgrandpa and I spent 11 months working in ‘Gettysburg several years ago. The countryside was amazing–I don’t know why but I always thought of Pennsylvania as being ultra urban. It turns out that a lot of the state is rural, with rolling hills, giving way to mountains. It is a beautiful state to visit. We went to several cities close to Gettysburg, like Chambersburg, Hanover, York, and Lancaster. We never got to Philadelphia, though.
Some of the things I would like to see in the Philadelphia area are, of course, The Liberty Bell. Once I have seen that, I would head over to the Betsy Ross House. You know Miss Betsy was the woman who sewed up the first American flag, the Stars and Stripes. I feel a little connection to her because I do a bit of sewing myself. She must have been so proud to have been chosen to make that flag!
After seeing those two things, it would be a toss up of whether to go to the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, or the Museum of American Revolution. It would certainly depend on whether or not it was a hot day because the zoo would be outside. If it was raining, I would probably choose to go to the Museum of American Revolution. It might also be fun to go on the Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour. Getting a glimpse of the life of Benjamin Franklin would be really neat, I think.
After all of that, I would look for a couple of really good restaurants and try out some of the local food. I’m always in for the food! What would put on your list of things to do in Philadelphia?