Thursday, October 22, 2009

Go Phillies!

Last night the incomparable Philadelphia Phillies won the National League Pennant for the second year in a row. Can another World Series win be far behind?

Living just forty miles from the City of Brotherly Love, I can't help but be a fan. If you're planning on being in town for this year's World Series -- or at any other time, for that matter -- here are a couple quick picks for touristy things to do while in Philly.

1. Visit the Liberty Bell. This symbol of liberty is not just something cutesy for school kids to visit on field trips. Staring at it and its jagged crack, you can imagine the blood, sweat and tears (Sorry Winston) that went into the founding of this country.

2. Check out the Philadelphia Art Museum. OK, run up the steps like Rocky if you so desire, but the true treasures are INSIDE the museum. Personally I love the French tapestries that date to the early 1600s. And the replica of a Moorish-inspired Spanish plaza is a favorite.

3. Last but not least, you gotta visit South Philly for an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Mentally travel back in time and imagine Frankie Avalon and Fabian singing on a street corner.

Enjoy your visit!

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