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Old 09-17-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Ok, we arrived in Philly (driving from OH) Sunday late afternoon. We stayed off the expressways so we could see a bit of the local streets. Stayed at the Alexander on Spruce and 12th in West Washington Park or Midtown Village, whatever that is.

Some of the activities we did were a "Sex, Vampires, and Ghosts" walking tour, dinner at City Tavern, lunch at Monk's, going through Reading Terminal Market, and a lot of walking around. We left Tuesday morning.

We had a blast. The short visit solidified the decision to move to Philly in the next few years. People were considerate without being overly familiar, and everything (except parking) was really affordable - breakfast at a nearby diner was $10! In OH where we live now, it would have been nearly twice that.

Philadelphia - our next hometown! Looking forward to another short visit next year to check around another neighborhood, but I must say, where we stayed, that was nice. We saw seniors, every ethnic stripe, middle-aged, same-sex, a variety of nice restaurants, pubs, and wine bars. We loved it.
You absolutely chose the right places to visit!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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I walked right by McGillin's when I was doing a little solo walk. I made a note of it then, and now it's on my list of places to go the next time we're there. Yep, the next trip is in the works, sometime in early December 2014. We want to see what kind of holiday activities go on in Philly.
Ahhhh, Christmas in the city. So if you go to McGillin's on your next visit, you MUST take a little time for Macy's Christmas Light Show...a hop, skip and a jump from McGillin's.

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Here are a few more holiday activities. (Note that this site does not have their 2013 dates up yet.) Can recommend the Comcast Holiday Spectacular and the Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker. Have not yet been to the Christmas Village (it's set up right near City Hall, not far from Macy's), but have heard good reviews.

Christmas In Philadelphia, Holidays in Philadelphia — visitphilly.com
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Thanks, we usually see the Nutcracker every couple of years, so that would fit right in.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Ahhhh, Christmas in the city. So if you go to McGillin's on your next visit, you MUST take a little time for Macy's Christmas Light Show...a hop, skip and a jump from McGillin's.

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ

Here are a few more holiday activities. (Note that this site does not have their 2013 dates up yet.) Can recommend the Comcast Holiday Spectacular and the Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker. Have not yet been to the Christmas Village (it's set up right near City Hall, not far from Macy's), but have heard good reviews.

Christmas In Philadelphia, Holidays in Philadelphia — visitphilly.com
The show in the Comcast building is fun all year long and only takes about 15 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSRcDrCse7c

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