Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Impromptu Philadelphia: Day 1

Flip, flip, Flipadelphia! (Anyone else an Always Sunny fan?). Chris and I went on a very mini vacation last month to Philadelphia. We originally planned to go for a day trip, but turned it into an overnight stay instead. I've only been there once, and he had never been there so it was fun to explore and see some new things together.






We started the day off with a little sightseeing in the neighborhood of our hotel. We were right in the Rittenhouse Square area, so we visited that park. It was very nice, though they were doing some sort of construction on it while we were there.



Dress: ModCloth (Gift from Chris years ago)//Shoes: Thrifted//Lipstick: LORAC Cosmetics
We walked around that area a bit and then eventually ventured to some of the more touristy spots like the LOVE Statue and City Hall. I love tourist things, so I get excited when I see famous landmarks and whatnot. After a while, it got a little too hot and we went back to the hotel to change and figure out where to eat.









Chris was determined to have a really amazing Philly cheesesteak while we were there. After doing some research, he decided on a place called John's Roast Pork. It was about a half hour walk or so from where we were, and they were closing soon so we speed-walked there and made it with about 15 minutes to spare. We even had time to stop and admire some of the cool stuff along the way. I got a meatball sub because I'm not a huge fan of cheesesteak, but I had a bite of Chris's because I at least had to try it. Both of the sandwiches were really good. (Excuse the iPhone pictures. I didn't feel like lugging the camera around that night!)



On the way back, I wanted to stop at Spruce Street Harbor Park. I had read about it online, and it sounded AWESOME (and it was, but more on that in a bit). Anyway...we were very full and hot and sick of walking when we happened upon a kiosk of bicycles. Apparently in Philadelphia, there are kiosks of about 12-15 bicycles all over the city and it's only $4 a half hour to use one. I'm pretty sure they are spaced pretty well where you wouldn't need to pay more than that between kiosks, but I am definitely not certain.


Spruce Street Harbor Park is probably one the coolest places I've ever been to. I am not exaggerating. It was so simple, but so amazing. What makes it cool is that it has everything you need, plus more. They have food trucks, they also have drink stands where they serve beer, wine, and cocktails. There's lights in the trees, it's right by the water, and there are hammocks for anyone to lay in. HAMMOCKS, PEOPLE. So cool! You do have to wait a while for someone to finally give up their hammock, though. They also have giant Jenga and giant chess to play. This place is awesome, and I wish I had a park like this near me.




After we were done with the park, that was pretty much the end of our first day. We explored some stuff on the way back to the hotel, but we were pretty pooped from the day. I'll share day two with you soon! :)


  1. Great photos! Looks like so much fun! Your summer dress is so dreamy!!


  2. Aw, these photos are so sweet! I'm glad to hear you had such a fine time roaming about, bikes and all!