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
Jul 17, 2024

This Hawaiian Hotel Offers Tailored Experiences to Your Zodiac Sign

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa introduced a new offer for those interested in astrology and zodiac signs. The new Written in the Stars package offers experiences tailored to each zodiac sign, including an individualized spa treatment, birth chart readings, astrology cocktail menus and a Tour of the Stars experience with the hotel’s NASA ambassador.

Sunflower Accessibility Program Featured at O’Hare and Midway Airports

Travelers with invisible disabilities passing through O’Hare and Midway International Airports can now discreetly signal they need assistance thanks to a new Chicago Department of Aviation partnership that helps create more accessible and inclusive spaces.

Jul 17, 2024

Chefs Fabio Trabocchi, Michael Mina to Curate Concepts Aboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s “Ilma”

The highly anticipated second ultra-luxury superyacht in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s fleet just got more eagerly anticipated with the announcement of culinary concepts from Michelin-starred chefs Michael Mina and Fabio Trabocchi.

Jul 16, 2024

Book These Ultimate Romantic Getaway Offers in Hawai’i This Summer and Beyond

Hawai’i is on many travelers’ bucket lists for honeymoons, anniversary trips or really any romantic getaway. These hotels and resorts throughout Hawai’i present couples with exclusive offers perfect for a romantic trip.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Destinations / North America
Jul 16, 2024

See Louisville’s Historic Side with These Tours

Don’t just come to Louisville for the bourbon. While you’re in town, also explore the city’s historic side. Louisville Historic Tours can help.