I prefer great experiences over gifts any day, and Patrick decided to treat me to a fun afternoon in Philadelphia. I wanted to make sure it was wonderful since this most likely would be one of our last “date days” before baby Mason arrives. Since I am 9 months pregnant now, I get tired pretty easily, so we didn’t spend the entire day up in Philly, but a nice afternoon. Here are all of the wonderful places we went.
- Brunch at High Street on Market– Besides the awesome atmosphere, the food is amazing. I had the Beet Cured Salmon, and it was delicious. Be sure to take home some of their fresh made bread to enjoy.
- 2. We walked down to the Riverfront to see the Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest– I personally can’t go ice-skating right now, but if I could, I would go here, this looked like a whole lot of fun for the entire family.
- Buffalo Exchange– This is one of my favorite consignment shops, and the one in Philadelphia has a great variety of items at awesome prices. I purchased an adorable pair of polka dot Croft and Barrow pants for $13.00!
- Di Bruno Brothers Market– I have their book, Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings, so it was wonderful to check out their world famous market! I have to admit I’m pretty envious of the city-folk that have the best of both worlds-amazing fresh food, and entertainment at their fingertips.
- One Shot Cafe–One Shot Coffee was one of the first coffee shops to opens its doors on Philadelphia’s Liberties Walk in 2005. In 2011, One Shot expanded to a new, larger location on the corner of George & American Streets, where wife-and-wife owners Melissa and Rebecca Baruno offer New American cafe fare, delicious brunch, and artfully crafted coffee drinks. One Shot proudly serves Stumptown Coffee, and regularly features pour-overs from locally roasted coffee purveyors such as ReAnimator and Rival Bros Coffee. The cafe menu features New American dishes that a showcase some decidedly international twists, as well as everyone’s classic brunch favorites.
I enjoyed the “butter beer” mocha inspired by Harry Potter and a delectable homemade donut. I will certainly be back.
6. Jinxed Antique Shop– just a very short walk from One Shot Cafe, this little antique shop is packed full of unique treasures at very reasonable prices.
All in all, this entire trip was only 4-5 hours long, but it was packed full of fun. I hope this helps you on your future travels to Philadelphia. There is so many wonderful places to discover! What is your favorite place to go in Philadelphia?