This trip is a mix of history, gardens, great food, and city life. Plus, a quick day trip to NYC.
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North America4 days / June 2022
Highs & Lows
Philadelphia has so much history and charm.
It hit 92 degrees one day.
This is my favorite itinerary for 3-4 days in Philadelphia. It includes history, art, incredible gardens and a short side trip to New York City.
Q & A
How was the food?
Philadelphia: Parc, The Love, a.kitchen + bar, and Barclay Prime, are all upscale near Rittenhouse. Morimoto, Talula's Garden, and Buddakan near Old Town. Suraya is incredible and located in the Fishtown neighborhood. Reading Terminal Market has lots of great affordable food options.
What tips would you give a friend?
I would suggest hiring a guide for a historic tour of Old City. Their storytelling and knowledge really enhance the experience.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat if it's warm/sunny. Plan to dress up a bit for the nicer restaurants.
The city of Philadelphia (and NYC) is very walkable, and it's easy to get an Uber/Lyft. You will need a car to get out to Longwood Gardens. I rented a car for the day via Turo.
I booked the Hyatt Centric City direct. For tours, I've used GetYourGuide and Tours By Locals.