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Old 12-30-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Hi everyone!
My husband I are from San Antonio, Texas and looking to visit Philadelphia as tourists for a few days. My question was concerning if there was any Hurricane Sandy damage in Philadelphia. Not sure if some places might be closed to construction? My apologies, I feel really out of the loop. We plan to visit in the Summer. We wanted to visit the usual downtown spots and welcome any feedback on any other places that may peak the interest of an early 30s, offbeat kinda couple. Restaurant suggestions, attractions, etc. I looked at the Visit Philly page but wondering if any local residents have any ideas to share. Thanks in advance everyone!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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There was no real damage in the city. Maybe some minor flooding in the places that normally flood whenever we have heavy rains. The suburbs just north of the city did have some more serious wind damage but that was mostly from trees falling down and crushing cars/taking down power lines . . . but all of that stuff was fixed awhile ago.

Philly is a big city that can entertain diverse tastes - you can follow here for things going on in town
Uwishunu - Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More

Bourdain visited some pretty good spots when he was here - even though he barely scratched the surface.
Philadelphia Episode: The Layover With Anthony Bourdain
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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I think Irene hit Philly harder than Sally did. No real damage that I'm aware of.

For dining, drive carephilly is spot on. Start with the Anthony Bourdain mentioned places. The original Morimoto is in Philly, which I've not been able to get to yet, but it looks amazing. Anthony Bourdain intentionally skipped it, because it's a "Steven Starr" restaurant, so not unique enough for his interest.

http://www.morimotorestaurant.com/
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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Some things to do:

48 Hours in Philadelphia - YouTube
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Yes the hurricane actually bypassed us pretty much except for right along the beach at the NJ shore but it should be all fixed by next summer. Atlantic City came through ok if you want to go there for a day. There is a wealth of information for visitors right here at Citydata. Play with the search tool it works good. A question like yours pops up at least once a month.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Play with the search tool it works good. A question like yours pops up at least once a month.
I did a search but I typed in tourism as the search word. That was probably my mistake! I poked around a few pages previous and didn't see anything. Thanks Bryson!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Thanks for the video. Good link. I like visual information.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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There was no real damage in the city. Maybe some minor flooding in the places that normally flood whenever we have heavy rains. The suburbs just north of the city did have some more serious wind damage but that was mostly from trees falling down and crushing cars/taking down power lines . . . but all of that stuff was fixed awhile ago.

Philly is a big city that can entertain diverse tastes - you can follow here for things going on in town
Uwishunu - Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More

Bourdain visited some pretty good spots when he was here - even though he barely scratched the surface.
Philadelphia Episode: The Layover With Anthony Bourdain
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I think Irene hit Philly harder than Sally did. No real damage that I'm aware of.

For dining, drive carephilly is spot on. Start with the Anthony Bourdain mentioned places. The original Morimoto is in Philly, which I've not been able to get to yet, but it looks amazing. Anthony Bourdain intentionally skipped it, because it's a "Steven Starr" restaurant, so not unique enough for his interest.

Morimoto
Thanks for these links. I will sure to keep busy this evening.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Use "visiting Philadelphia" as a search term in the forum search box.
Also check out our photo thread if you haven't yet. It should still be on this page.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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That's a decent video to whet your appetite.

It always makes me cringe when voiceover people need to get "hooked on phonics". Dude can't pronounce the letter "e".

Git, rintal, Indipindince, Kinnith Cole, park binch
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