Philadelphia Eagles stadium plastered in solar panels and windmill thingys is almost self sufficient energy wise.
So I get through security and hang out at terminal C- I see a sleek looking Japanese lounge so I decided to stop in for some snacks and a Saketini (vodka and sake). I finish up and talk to Thomas for a bit.
I started walking around and leisurely said hey this is pretty far south for a Legal Sea Foods. I proceeded to walk towards shopping and saw there was an almost full size GAP store in the airport. I bought a cute hot pink and grey shirt for $10. So then I walk by the Body Shop and realize my lips are a bit dry so I walk in. I got a smokey eye kit, lip gloss, and a full sized pressed powder all for $10 total!
So as I kept walking it finally dawned on me- holy shit there is a Legal Sea Foods here! I stopped in and had a cuppa chowdah n a sam summah- all in Philadelphia!
So here I sit new shirt, beauty products, and most delicious sugar free hazelnut latte in hand. Didn’t I mention that PHL sprung for a local coffee roaster in lieu of a Starbucks?!? Winning. Only downside is that my flight is delayed and the restrooms were atrocious.
Ah ha! I almost forgot about Philly’s cheap as dirt pretzels!!! 3 small ones for $1.50. Served at room temperature so don’t be surprised.
Hoagies and steak sandwiches are a way of life around the Philly area. Plus I feel like everyone is Italian around here.
So as a traveler I am rarely scared but driving in Philadelphia was a nightmare. It was worse than driving through NYC. Plus there is nowhere to park even if you want to walk around. Also, it’s really hard to avoid driving through Camden, NJ.
If you took NYC driving and combined it with trying to drive on Route 1 in Saugus, MA and throw that situation into a blood curdling nightmare… that’s what it is like to drive around Philly. I recommend hiring a driver to take you to a tour stop and then just take a tour bus around… it’s very difficult to navigate around the major sites without guidance.
There are a bunch of areas off of Walnut Street that have great character to explore downtown but it’s still shady as $€! I’m still really proud of myself for sucking it up and going on my mini adventure. Note: I by no means am implying anyone was mean to me! However, I will stick to Boston as my large navigable city of choice.
Halal Philly Cheesesteak wit everything on it. Saad’s Halal is truly a jewel of the city of Philadelphia. I talked with the owner for awhile after I ate… couldn’t have been more pleased. If you are in Philly- I highly recommend this establishment.