If you’ve seen the “places to travel” list that tout Philadelphia as a worthy destination for your next vacation days, let me be the first to welcome you and show you how to see Philadelphia like a local. That's what the cool kids are doing these days, right? There is so much to see and do in the city, and my love has definitely blossomed over my last seven years of living here. I put together a list of things I would do with my friends to show off the city - so, friend, here you go!
I fell in love with travel blogs when I stumbled upon this post and this post while planning for my trip to San Francisco. I obsessed over these posts and had such an incredible time while I was there. I don’t talk about Philadelphia too terribly much on here, so it’s about time for that to change. I’ve been here for seven years now, so I’m confident that I know what I’m talking about.
Welcome to my Top 10 Worthwhile Tourist Attractions in Philadelphia.
Sometimes you just have to get something off of your chest, you know? Last Sunday I set the intention that I would get back to writing and interacting with all of my friends on social media. I missed it, after all! Then the election happened and I didn’t know which way to turn. Posting my suggestions for Philadelphia seemed too shallow and unimportant anymore. But I was so confused and feeling 1000 different emotions so nothing was coming out.
Was I supposed to talk about this election on my travel blog? Was I supposed to swallow all of my feelings and move on?
I've been working on a guest post all about Philadelphia lately. And I've realized that I don't really do a fantastic job of highlighting my own dang city! Or at least things in the area. Being a travel blogger is fantastic, but I can't forget that I am very much a part-time traveler. The rest of that time, I need to remember where I live.
I am digging my bicycle right now. Like, a lot. It is such a good feeling to be out on the roads with the sun warming your skin. I can bike by myself and be perfectly content, but biking with friends is pretty fantastic too. I can talk about leaving Philadelphia all I want, but one thing I LOVE about the city is how easy it is to find people to ride bikes with. As long as you put yourself out there, I think you can find somebody you like to ride with. Sounds great, right?
Now add drinking beer and eating lunch to the mix and you have an even better time. I know, a lot of other places in the United States seemingly have more accessible options for outdoorsing and beering. But Philly can hold its own when it comes to biking and beer!
If you read any big city-dwellers’ fitness blogs, you have heard about Classpass by now. Basically, you get access to all participating boutique studios for a month. You can take up to three classes at each studio in that time. I have a couple of classes under my belt, so I want to give my first impressions for a bit of a Classpass Philadelphia review.