Philadelphia: Worth a Visit

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    I came here a couple days ago to see the Museum of the American Revolution. It alone makes Philly worth a visit. Among many other things, teaching a lot about the Revolution, they have Washington's Tent. No shit. It is cool.

    But I have found a lot of other stuff around here. The Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Jewish Museum, African American museum, Eastern Penitentiary, Independence Seaport Museum (better than I thought it would be), Christ Church, etc., etc. Lots of "Ben Franklin-focused" stuff. I went on a tour called the "Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia" and it was outstanding.

    The heart of the City is relatively compact, walkable, and it is both attractive and safe. Lots of great architecture to see, good restaurants, WaWa...what more can you ask.

    My ONLY gripe is the abundance of panhandlers. I think I was hit up about once every block while I was walking the City. I gave away about $10 and ran out long before I got back to my room. Maybe I look like a soft touch.

    Seriously, if you are in the neighborhood, you could spend some very enjoyable and informative time here in Philadelphia.
     
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    If you are in Philly, and you don't get a cheesesteak from Geno's or the other place across the street from it (both claim to have invented it), then you have wasted your trip.

    Or...................do what I did, and get one from each and decide for yourself which is better. There is a lot of dissent on that particular subject in Philly.
     
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    I'd like to visit Philly. I've been through the airport so many times, yet never gone into the city.
     
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    You’ve seen the best of it.
     
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    My son moved there a number of years ago so I've gotten to know the city pretty well. It is great city, gritty maybe but with lots to see and do and eat and a really nice mix of trains, buses, and, yes, old-time trollies. Getting around is easy. Also a very affordable city.
     
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    How do you know, Mr. Cynic?
     
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    How do you think, Dora?
     
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    I don't know. I never asked her.
     
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    mutter museum
     
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