Destination Domestic: 10 Reasons Why Philly Makes a Great Weekend Getaway

The city of brotherly love is also the perfect weekend getaway. Here are 10 reasons why you should plan to visit Philly for your next weekend getaway.

Rondel Holder Jul, 08, 2016

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The city of brotherly love is also the perfect weekend getaway. Here are 10 reasons why you should plan to visit Philly for your next weekend getaway.

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We made ourselves at home at the AKA Rittenhouse Hotel which offers sophisticated, spacious apartments in Center City. The location can’t be beat as we were steps away from Rittenhouse Park which happened to be hosting an international art show upon our visit. Nearby shopping and dining at top restaurants are icing on the cake. Not to mention the service is undeniably the best.

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Live jazz and upscale soul food in a premiere location makes South Restaurant a must when visiting Philadelphia. Besides the melt-in-your-mouth cornbread, Some of our favorite dishes from the inspired menu include Shrimp & Grits and Berkshire Pork.

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Rescue Day Spa is a modern oasis in the middle of the city that allows you to unwind amongst luxury décor, top-notch products and the most pleasant staff. We were pampered to perfection in our side by side pedicures.

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Wedge & Fig is known as the Philly’s best BYOB bistro. With fresh produce and cheeses from local farms, the food was literally mouthwatering. We brought our bottle of wine and dined under the stars in their outdoor seating area.

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You’ve got to check out this famous indoor farmer’s market that’s been around since the 1800’s. Walk around and indulge the aromas from some of Philly’s top restaurants, locally grown and exotic produce, Amish specialties and handmade goods.

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I’ve never stepped into a museum exhibit with more vibrancy and culture than the Creative Africa Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Celebrating the fashion and culture of West and Central Africa, the Vlisco exhibit not only shares some jaw-dropping pieces and patterns, but also tells a story about the history of fashion in these African countries that share a sense of pride that can be felt throughout the exhibit.

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Café La Maude in the Northern Liberties area of Philadelphia will give you a quaint and delicious brunch experience. This European style brunch café touts some of the best pastries, French dishes and coffee.  

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Center City Philadelphia literally lights up at night. On a beautiful, crisp night, go for a romantic stroll or a nightcap and be engulfed in the love of Philly.

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Take in amazing 360 degree views of the city at the new Philadelphia Observation deck.

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About 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia is Longwood Gardens, an enchanted place that consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. We spent a day exploring the exotic, vibrant flower displays, Spanish fountains and more.

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