Exploring The City of Brotherly Love

Good morning! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! This past weekend Adam and I took my mom to Philadelphia for a Phillies baseball game. This was her Mother’s Day/birthday present combined. We left after work on Friday to head down to Philadelphia. Its about a 4 hour drive, so to save time we packed dinner for the road. We arrived at about 10:15 on Friday to the Air BnB that I had booked. It was a cute little row house. I loved this place! It was so nicely furnished and had everything we needed. It was also really conveniently located. The area is called Brewerytown.

On Saturday I woke up nice and early per usual. I made coffee for everyone when they woke up and relaxed looking at attractions to visit before and after the game. Adam woke up shortly after the coffee was ready. We decided to run to the transit station and buy day passes for the public transportation system. It was so much easier getting around with those passes. They allowed us to ride the bus, subway, trolley and tram all day. When we got to the transit station it was relatively quiet due to it being so early on a Saturday. It was really easy to buy the passes. The inside of the build was beautiful! Then we simply ran back to the row house we were staying in to have breakfast and start our day. We ran 4.5 miles total, and it was really great!

Running in a new area is one of our favorite things to do! It’s a great way to explore the area and see things. You just have to remember that it’s okay to stop and take pictures and take in the scenery around you. So, you’re not necessarily going to have the best pace. While running to the transit station we went by the Museum of Art, aka the Rocky Steps! I wonder how many people per day visit the museum but just to see the steps and don’t even go inside. We took a bunch of pictures and really enjoyed taking in the area around the museum. We ran through a couple of parks, saw some of the city, enjoyed the Rocky steps at the museum and ran along the Delaware River.

After showering and breakfast, we began exploring the city with my mom walking. We walked back to the Art Museum so my mom could check out the steps and then went to the Reading Terminal Market. There were so many vendors there selling all different types of food! Everything looked and smelled amazing!

From there we began our trek for the best Philly cheese steaks in the city at John’s Roast Pork. The sandwiches were delicious! Next we went to Victory Brewing Company. They have a location directly across the street from the Phillies Stadium. We got a beer and played some bags. By this time, the sun had come out and it was pretty hot out! However, once we got to the stadium things slowly started to change. A little while after getting to our seats, it started raining. We went and looked at the merchandise shops to escape the rain for a bit. The game was delayed about 30 minutes due to the rain.

I really enjoyed being at the game. I like seeing baseball live so much better than watching it on TV. The Phillies lost against the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-5.

After the game was over we had a late dinner at Flying Fish Crafthouse. They had a Blueberry Braggott which was delicious! Mom and I split a seafood flatbread pizza which had crab and shrimp on it and was seasoned with Old Bay. I never would have thought to put seafood on a pizza before, but it was amazing!

After dinner, we were ready to head back and hit they hay! I got in over 30,000 steps walking and running around the city of Philadelphia exploring.

This sandwich board was outside a bar on our walk. I thought it was pretty amusing! 🙂