Last week, I decided that I needed to get out of the city. So I hopped on a bus to Philly for the day. Due to bus schedules, I was only able to spend about 8 hrs in the city. Luckily, I had been to Philly a few times before, so I knew where everything I wanted to see was located. I started by checking out Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. I came back at the end of the day to see the Liberty Bell when the line was shorter. Afterwards, it was off to get a Philly cheese steak from my favorite place, Jim's on South, but the line was too long and I was short on time. I continued walking around and ended up on harbor and was amazed at what the city had done with it. They had set up lights, hammocks and chairs, and food stands along the water! The pictures I took don't do it justice!
a little coffee before I hit the road
The day then took a turn towards brewery mode. I won't lie, this was not the best brewery day. At my first stop, 2nd Story, I didn't even get to try their beer because it took too long to get seated thanks to the hostess who was nowhere to be found and the waiter who took forever to even come to my table. I ended up just getting up and leaving. I then headed over to Yards Brewing, which was basically the brewery highlight of the day. Their beer was so good. Feeling in a good mood, I went on to to my next stop, Philadelphia Brewing. Unfortunately, they only offer beer during their tours, which was from 12-3 and I got there at like 4. Fail. Luckily, I was still able to buy some singles and get a pint of their beer across the street. It was delicious so I couldn't even get too mad. The last beer stop of the day was City Tavern, a historic tavern dating back to our Founding Fathers. This place is so special to me because 4 years ago, it was in this place that I discovered craft beer. It was nice to come back and actually appreciate the beer ha! After dinner, I began to walk back to the bus station and along the way, I came across the LOVE sign and the newly rainbow painted streets of Gaybrohood, the perfect ending to a day in the City of Brotherly Love.
The National Constitution Center
Stacks on stacks on stacks... of law books that is
Deep discussions with some of the Founding Fathers
The Gay Rights Exhibit at the National Constitution Center. I thought this was a cool picture because the day before, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality and I thought welp... they've going to have to change this
Walking on cobblestones will be the death of me
Spruce Street Harbor Park! I just love the lights and the hammocks, it makes for a great place to sit and relax
More pictures of Spruce Street
As a Bob's Burgers fan, I couldn't help myself
First Philadelphia brewery! Their Pynk and Snorri's Awakening were amazing.
Super bummed I didn't get to tour this place and try all of their beer, but at least I got to try one beer (Fleur de Lehigh) at the bar across the street and it was amaze balls
Let freedom ring
Ben Franklin's grave
Had to finish off my day in Philly at the place that introduced me to craftbeer and my first beer flight
Love how Philly is celebrating marriage equality
One of the most beautiful train stations I've ever seen
Hugs and kisses Philly, until next time!