Memorial Day in Philadelphia

For Memorial Day Weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to spend it in Philadelphia. My boyfriend has never been to Philly, so we decided to take advantage of the long weekend and visit. We stayed at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar. I loved the location since it was right in Center City and we had a great city view from our hotel room.

We got there on Friday afternoon and went on a Constitutional Walking Tour. We explored the Independence National Historical park area and visited more than twenty of the most historic sites in Philly. We saw Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Declaration House, National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, and much more. The last time I had a historic tour of Philadelphia was when I was in the fifth grade so it was nice to be able to learn again about America’s Birthplace.

For dinner on Friday night, we went to this cute little Italian restaurant called Dante and Luigi’s. It was established in 1899 and is Philadelphia’s oldest italian restaurant. It felt like I was dining in an early 1900s dining room. I tried their famous lasagna and it was delicious. Also – the white wine I had was the best wine I have ever tasted! I’m mad I forgot the name of it.

On Saturday, we had brunch at a French restaurant called Parc. It is right across the street from Rittenhouse Square so I recommend getting outside seating so you sit facing the park view. We ordered a basket of pastries for appetizers, which were soooo good! For my main course, I had an egg-white omelette with goat cheese and ratatouille. There was so much flavor! It was amazing. We spent the rest of the day walking around Philly. We walked around the different piers and hung out at Morgan’s Pier. The weather was perfect.

Before we left on Sunday, we went to get cheesesteaks. Obviously we couldn’t leave Philly without trying their cheesesteaks. Pat and Geno’s are two famous cheesesteak spots and it’s funny that they are right across the street from each other. We got one from each and split it. It was the best way to end our Philly trip.

With lots of love,

Dee

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