Begin your day in the City of Brotherly Love with a stop at Federal Donuts, the donut and chicken chain currently taking Philadealphia by storm. Start at the several locations closest to you – South Philly, Center City, West Philly or North Philly. Fancy donuts – think chocolate sea salt – are $2 a donut; the hot and fresh options – flavors like vanilla spice – are $1.25 or $6 for six. Grab a coffee to caffeinate for the day ahead. Breakfast for $6.
Get to know the nation’s birthplace by wandering the city’s historic sights. Some of the free attractions include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the United States Mint, Carpenter’s Hall, President’s House, Elfreth’s Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Wrap up the morning with a visit to the Constitution Center; adult admission is $14.50.
For an afternoon break, grab a Philadelphia staple at Center City Pretzel Co. Soft pretzels are three for $1; another $1 for dips and some money for a drink, and re-energize for around $5.
After wandering Rittenhouse Square, head to Reading Terminal Market and check out more flavors of Philadelphia. Another $8 will get you a cookie from The Famous 4th Street Cookie or a yummy treat from Termini Brothers.
($15); Barnes Foundation ($22); or Philadelphia Zoo ($20).
With $45 left (depending on your afternoon activity) start your night at Pat’s or Geno’s, Philly’s rival cheesesteak vendors. Across the street from each other, the choice is yours. For around $15, dine on a cheesesteak (practice your wiz with or wiz without order), fries and a drink.
Attending a sporting event is a must for getting to know the city. Purchase standing room only tickets for a Phillies game for $17; wander the stadium and enjoy nighttime views of the skyline while taking in some baseball.
With $13 left (or a little more), cap off your day with a beer (or two) at any of the city’s iconic bars. A few suggestions? Abbaye, The Belgian Cafe, Eulogy, Monk’s, McGillin’s Old Ale House, Standard Tap, City Taphouse or Bridgid’s.
The idea of secret pockets in travel gear was once about waist wallets lying flesh on your stomach and awkward inner pockets. The location not only made it impossible for pickpockets to get to but also travelers trying to access their passports and cash. Other travel clothes promise to deter pick-pocketers but are also difficult to manage the bulky inner pockets while exploring.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
The TSA's ever-changing rules of shoes on or off, liquids and more are confusing to even savvy travelers. The rule of thumb is to stay flexible to anything reasonable the TSA asks and avoid bringing anything obviously off-limits like sharp objects including nail clippers and nail files. However, the TSA is relaxing its hands-on stance on laptops and liquids with the help of new scanning machines.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.