A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of coordinating a girl's getaway weekend with some of my favorite chickas to a city I hadn't yet to explore in my adulthood - Philadelphia, PA.
A short 3-hour ride from the DC area, this is a gem of a small city if chock full of artistic charm, great food, welcoming inhabitants, and amazing value. So many films take place in this amazing city - Philadelphia, Rocky, Sixth Sense, In Her Shoes, Trading Places...not to mention the murals and art all around us. Not just fine arts, but real life street art that makes you feel alive - saxophonists in the atrium of city hall, bucket drummers outside of Reading Terminal Market, massive mosaics covering a whole side of a building that showcase our nation's past struggles and strength of minorities. One of the most LGBTQ-friendly places I've ever frequented - they even have a neighborhood downtown by Center City called the Gayborhood! That's where the most fun dance parties happen at the bars by the way...
Bucket list: run up the Rocky steps (the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art), selfie with the Liberty Bell, shopping in Rittenhouse Square, see a unique art exhibition, eat something super "Philly" (grilled cheese from Meltkraft at the Reading Terminal Market), get some history lessons and see where our forefathers lived ( Benjamin Franklin, James Madison), and overall have an adventure of a weekend.
Special thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and our Philly friends for showing us the best of the best experiences for our getaway. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your next weekend trip - I always have some great adventure ideas up my sleeve!