I know I live in Pittsburgh, and I have been slow to admit that Philadelphia is a cool city, but it is. I am not going to say that it is better, just cool.
I will say this: Philly is a pretty easy road trip from the ‘burgh and a great place to head on a getaway with kids of any age. The boys loved the sights, sound, and FOOD on the other side of our state. We also dragged our baby cousin, Em, around quite a bit and she loved it all, too. So, our motley crue ranging in age from 1&1/2 to 45 was all happy with The City of Brotherly Love (how appropriate with my 2 boys).
Thanks to the Four Seasons Philly, we had a prime location to stay where The Franklin Institute, The Rocky Steps, Rittenhouse Square and Shake Shack (a fav of ours from NYC) were all within walking distance. Word.
We were only a quick car ride from everything else including The Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal and The 76’ers at the Sports Complex.
Don’t worry, we still bleed black and gold, we just think Philadelphia is a fabulous road trip (except for during football season?).
Check out our quick tour of the City of Brotherly Love – Who is ready to go?
edited to add: here is my post on Four Seasons, Have Family Will Travel on our Philadelphia escape. Top Family to-Do’s –