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I have one day left in Philly, what am I missing?

Asked by Spargett (5343 points ) August 25th, 2008

I’ve got one day left. What are somethings that I should see/do that wouldn’t be obvious?

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JackAdams's avatar

That depends.

What have you already seen?

August 26, 2008, 2:59 AM EDT

babygalll's avatar

Have you eaten a Philly CheeseSteak Sandwich?

@ JackAdams: Why do you date and time your answers?

JackAdams's avatar

To alibi what I was doing at the time/date shown, in case I am ever falsely accused of first degree murder.

I learned a lot from Dr. Richard Kimble of Stafford, Indiana, regarding such things…

August 26, 2008, 3:22 AM EDT

simone54's avatar

Run up the Art Museum steps like Rocky. Then go into the Art Museum.

hearkat's avatar

I second the Art Museum.

The weather is gorgeous, so you could check out the zoo.

There’s supposedly a tour that takes you around and shows you some of the amazing murals that are all over the city… I’ve always wanted to do that.

PhillyFunGuide.com lists events and activities. Enjoy your last day!

JackAdams's avatar

You DID stop and see the Liberty Bell, right?

It was supposed to be replaced by the Brits, because it was under warranty, you know.

August 26, 2008, 7:53 AM EDT

wundayatta's avatar

If you’re in the mood for something bucolic: the sculpture garden and Japanese tea house in Fairmount Park, or the walk along Wissahickon creek up in Mt. Airy. Hmm, Chestnut Hill is also cool, at the top of Germantown Ave, and just drive around the neighborhood there and see some way cool houses.

JackAdams's avatar

The south section of the city, where “Little Italy” is located, is fantastic. They have “Mom & Pop” grocery markets there, with tons of Provolone hanging from the rafters, and neat hand-lettered signs that read, “SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE KILLED!”

No trip to “Philly” is worth it, without visitng “JENO’S,” where the world-famous Philly Steak Sandwich was created.

On the tombstone of actor/comedian W. C Fields (1880–1946) is printed, “On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.”

August 26, 2008 11:12 AM EDT

wundayatta's avatar

Figures that JackAdams would be a Geno’s fan. Nope. Pat’s, across the street. Or better yet, Rick’s in the Reading Terminal Market. It’ll be gone soon. Geno is a jerk, anyway, and holds neanderthal political views.

However, I do endorse the Little Italy idea.

JackAdams's avatar

My apologies for misspelling “GENO’S,” which I confused with the Duluth MN packaged pizza rolls maker.

His political viewpoints, such as they are, have no effect on the taste and quality of his Philly Steak Sandwiches, which are terrific, if you include melted Cheddar Cheese, green peppers, sliced mushrooms and onions.

Forgive me; I’m drooling…

August 26, 2008, 11:24 AM EDT

wundayatta's avatar

@JackAdams: the cheesesteak wars are famous in Philly. I’ll meet you anywhere, anytime, to show you who’s best! ;-)

JackAdams's avatar

OK, as long as I get to BUY…

August 26, 2008, 11:44 AM EDT

hearkat's avatar

@Daloon: I love Reading Terminal… there is too much to eat in there, though, so it’s bad for someone like me because it takes forever to choose what I want to eat!! I have never had cheesesteaks from Pat’s or Geno’s, either!

marinelife's avatar

You could take a tour of the sites of various famous mob hits.

I like the museum at Penn (great Egyptian collection and small enough to do in an afternoon).

If you have never seen it, go downtown to Macy’s to see the Wanamaker Organ. It is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. It is has been designated a national historic landmark. You can hear it at noon or 5:30 P.M. today.

If you have a car head for the Pine Barrens in Jersey.

We will miss each other in the city of brotherly love by one day. I arrive tomorrow.

wundayatta's avatar

Hmmm. So many folks here, so much food; seems to me we should organize a lunch.

Has anyone been around long enough to have belonged to one of the local dial-up BBSes we had, before the internet connected everyone so easily?

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