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How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

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How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Hi!

My boyfriend and I will have 1 day/night in Philadelphia early Feb 2015 between travelling from New York to Washington.

I know it's not much time but we would like to visit the Rocky steps/statue and try out a Philly cheesesteak. Is there much else we could squeeze in?

Where's the best place to eat?

Any answers welcome!

Thanks

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1. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

For a first time visitor, these are the highlights of Philadelphia tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i21731-Philadel…

Please see the FAQ top right about cheesesteaks. I would recommend eating lunch at Reading Terminal Market.

For restaurant suggestions check the FAQ Favorite Restaurants.

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2. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

You should be able to fit more in. The central part of Philadelphia is more compact than NY or DC, and while you can't see everything you can get a good feel of the city on a short visit. In February, as you may know, weather and short daily hours can limit outdoor sightseeing.

Given your interests, I would definitely make a stop in Reading Terminal Market, an old railroad station turned into a food market.

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3. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

The Reading Terminal Market is a foodie's dream, but it is not a train station turned into a market. It's always been a food market (since the 1890's), but there used to be the Reading Railroad train station above it, on the second floor, where you now have the grand ballroom of the Convention Center.

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4. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Sorry for the misinformation.

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5. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

I'm glad you recommended the Market.

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6. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

As a transplant I'm still learning the city's history!

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7. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Thanks for your replies guys!.

Reading terminal market sounds like my kinda place... We will definitely check it out!

I will also check out the Cheesesteak forum , I can't wait to try one after constantly hearing about them when watching Guy Fieri and Adam Richman repeat :)

Than you

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8. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Many of us locals prefer roast pork with provolone and greens (or roasted peppers) to a cheesesteak. You can get a great roast pork sandwich at Dinic's in the Reading Terminal Market.

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9. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Thanks Lynn, that sounds delicious!

I am afraid that I am going to be spoilt for choice at the reading terminal market!

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10. Re: How to make the most of 1 day/night in Philadelphia?

Happily so.