Our last visit to Philadelphia wasn’t too long ago but when our friends invited us for Memorial Day weekend, we just couldn’t resist.
We made new friends, reconnected with old friends, ate lunch at Reading Terminal Market, enjoyed libations at Tattooed Moms, shopped around on South Street, ate dinner at The Latest Dish, partied with old people, slept at Le Meridien, ate brunch at The Continental, aaaaaaand made it home without traffic. We did all that, in that order.
We had a blast during our twenty-four hour stay.
How was your Memorial Day weekend?
Side note: Yes, I’m aware that my blog still looks like poo. For some reason, I don’t feel a nagging urgency to fix it due to being a busy bee at work and a sudden warm weather-induced social life. It shall get done, I promise you. In the meantime, please bear with me and my eyesore of a blog.
Last Sunday, ST and I took advantage of the long weekend and hung out in Philadelphia for a night as part of his birthday celebration. Living in NYC, Philadelphia is a great getaway option since it’s only a two-hour drive away and it’s a bustling city with lots to see, eat, and do.
We LOVE traveling anywhere for any length of time. To us, as long as we’re getting away from NYC, it doesn’t have to be exotic or international for us to get excited about it.
I used Priceline to book a night at Embassy Suites in downtown Philly. It would have cost us $168 per night to book through Expedia but thanks to the magic of Priceline’s Name Your Own price, we booked it for $83. The hotel charges $45 per night for parking, which is bananas, so we parked it in the street for free.
For a one night stay, Philly has lots to offer. The first thing we did was get lunch at the Continental. We’d eaten there two years ago and remembered it being awesome. While still yummy, it was a bit pricey for the small portion size. After filling up our bellies, we walked over to Independence Square and saw the Liberty Bell and other exhibits for free. ST is a history nerd so he really enjoyed this part.