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A day in Philadelphia!

I might be biased, but Philadelphia is a beautiful city – one that is often overlooked, judged & misunderstood. I’m very proud to be from this place, and love to flaunt its best aspects any chance I get. When my cousin Kelly visited from Texas last weekend, we spent a day enjoying the last of the fading autumn colors and bearable weather while strolling the streets of Center City.
IMG_9462IMG_9463IMG_9439Rittenhouse Square showing off. IMG_9436How cute is Old City?
IMG_9464IMG_9441Elfreth’s Alley is America’s oldest continuously inhabited street. Though it’s one of Philly’s historic attractions, I’d never visited before and I was KIND OF obsessed with it. The doors were so tiny and I could just imagine Ben Franklin-types bustling through back in the day.IMG_9466Helloooo, nachos! This place, Monkey Bar, was amazeballs. My favorite sushi restaurant was right across the street before it closed its Philadelphia location a few years ago (RIP Haru), but I had never thought to check out the yellow bar on the corner with the white twinkly lights. I’m glad we did this time, though, because our waitress was so fun and the bartender was not bad to look at and our nachos were delish. IMG_9424IMG_9465IMG_9467Have you been to Philadelphia? Would you like to visit?

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18 Comments

  • Reply Margie

    I love your pictures of Philadelphia. It makes me want to visit it again!

    November 12, 2014 at 8:08 am
    • Reply Kristen

      Tonight? LOL you make it sound like it’s a far-fetched daydream that would require extensive planning. Let’s get brunch in Center City soon!

      November 12, 2014 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Hannah Myer

    A piece of my heart will forever lie in the streets of Philadelphia. <3

    November 12, 2014 at 8:11 am
  • Reply clarkreanna

    It looks beautiful! I have never been to the States, let alone Philadephia! I would love to travel to the US one day, though it is so big I would have no idea where to even state.

    November 12, 2014 at 8:19 am
    • Reply Kristen

      Definitely make the trip to the US! A lot of people from other countries are obsessed with New York and like to start there… so if that’s the case with you, Philly is only about a 2hour train ride from NYC! Check it out, you will be surprised by it 🙂

      November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am
  • Reply seanf81

    Great blog! Definitely adding Philadelphia to my must see list!

    November 12, 2014 at 9:11 am
    • Reply Kristen

      Thank you! Philly is definitely worth a visit 🙂

      November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Single Girl

    Love this girlfriend 🙂

    November 12, 2014 at 10:06 am
  • Reply papict

    We moved to the Philly suburbs from Scotland just over a year ago and – though we’ve not explored the city anywhere near as much as I would have liked to because life’s been busy – I am thoroughly enjoying playing tourist in a new city.

    November 12, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Isabel

    BEAUTIFUL!
    You’re not biased this is breath-taking!

    November 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
    • Reply Kristen

      i’m glad you think so! 🙂

      November 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Jodi

    Though I live in Mars (suburb north of Pittsburgh, I’ve never considered Philadelphia a place to visit until you’ve shown it through these amazing photos! It’s only a hop, skip, and jump, so I am going to add it to my never-ending list of places I want to visit and explore. Haven’t been there since I was a child. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for finding my blog so I could discover you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    November 26, 2014 at 10:18 am
    • Reply Kristen

      Hi Jodi! I was actually in Mars last year for a conference. Philly has so many hidden gems! Check it out! 🙂

      November 26, 2014 at 10:19 am
    • Reply Kristen

      & Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

      November 26, 2014 at 10:19 am
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