FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
" "

Under $100: Old City, Philadelphia

by Audrey Lee

Jun 14, 2021

© James Kirkikis | Dreamstime.com

Under $100

Wake up feeling like a local at Lokal Hotel, located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, on 3rd Street. Take in the sounds of the busy, yet still fairly quiet street below and head next door to Café Ole for coffee and breakfast. This Moroccan café has arguably the best coffee in the area with an abundance of styles and rich, bold flavors. Best known for the homemade shakshuka dishes for two at $16, Café Ole also offers omelets, sandwiches, bagels and French toast.


Once fueled for the day, stroll up 3rd Street toward Market Street, and enjoy some shopping. Art, clothing, furniture, shoes, antiques, trendy knick-knacks and even wedding dresses can be found along this small section of shops. Once to Market Street, turn right and head two blocks to Independence Hall.


Once at Independence Plaza, the Liberty Bell can be viewed from outside of the building for free with anecdotes of historical happenings that can be read along the walls with informational videos that play on loop. Skip the line to see it inside so you can spend more time on a walking tour through 20 of America’s most historical landmarks with The Constitutional Walking Tours. For roughly $20, enjoy a 75-minute guided tour past The First Bank of the United States, Christ Church Burial Ground where Ben Franklin has been laid to rest, the Betsy Ross House and more. Dogs are welcome to join as “pawtriots” as long as they are well-behaved.


After the tour, stop at The Bourse for an array of different foods to choose from. Poke bowls, tacos, chicken, ice cream, coffee and a classic Philly cheesesteak can all be found in this food hall with quick service. Lunch will cost $10–18. Take your food to go and walk a short distance to Washington Square Park. This shaded park is a go-to for locals to hang out with friends, get a quick workout in or just relax solo with a book making it a great people-watching area.


Next, meander around the historical cobblestone streets and read about the interesting events that took place on these very roads. Continue walking toward the river to visit Spruce Street Harbor Park. This park is fashioned with first-come, first-serve hammocks and twinkling lights that light up the trees as the sun sets. Kick your feet up and relax while enjoying a CBD-infused water ice or Southern-style sweet potato pie ice cream from Dre’s Homemade Water Ice and Ice Cream.


Insta Feed
May 23, 2022

Work from Paradise with The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives’ Stowaway Package

Many companies adapted to working remotely brought on by COVID-19, and hotels and resorts around the world now take advantage of this new work approach by offering promotions for remote workers. The Standard, Hirivalhi Maldives recently launched the newly designed Stowaway package, giving guests the opportunity to live, work and play with an extended stay.

Celebrity Cruises’ Spring Sale

There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*

May 20, 2022

The Beach Caves Launch at Six Senses Ibiza

Slated to open this month, The Beach Caves of Six Senses Ibiza brings a unique and fun approach to music, dining and entertainment. The Beach Caves, located on the oceanfront and overlooking Xarraca Bay, will feature a restaurant and bar embracing Ibizan produce and culinary influences from Latin America.

May 20, 2022

COCO Bahamas Seaplanes Expands Service

COCO Bahamas Seaplanes expands its offerings in the Bahamas. Visitors to the Bahamas can take advantage of an expanded fleet of state-of-the-art seaplanes and exciting experiences offered by the new Seaplane Safaris and Adventures.

Los Cabos Sets Your Vacation Apart from the Rest

Whether you prefer an ultra-luxe resort or a cozy villa on the beach, you’ll find balance again in Los Cabos.

Top 5
May 20, 2022

Top 5: Cool Hotels with Pet-Friendly Perks

Traveling with Fido this season? Don’t think you have to sacrifice style to bring your pet along on your journeys. Plenty of trendy, unique hotels offer pet perks. Book a stay at one of these cool hotels to see what awaits.