Philadelphia is the home to history, detailed architecture, and a plethora of things to see and do. A day in Philadelphia is not nearly enough time to explore the whole city. What if you only had 24 hours? Here is what we did in a little under 24 hours in Philadelphia.
According to old American tradition, the Liberty Bell let out a chime that changed the world on July 8, 1776. The bell summoned citizens of Philadelphia as it rang from the tower of Independence Hall. The citizens of Philadelphia would become the first to hear the public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
One of the things we love about traveling with our children is making memories. As we have learned with our soon to be 17-year-old, time is precious. Spending time with family is our main goal. We love to find unique places, different from just the run of the mill vacation to make it that much more memorable. For example, my husband would rather take a gamble on a hole in the wall local restaurant. He always hopes of finding a hidden jewel versus a chain restaurant anytime.
Everyone loves a great meal. The smells and taste of our favorite food can be an amazing indulgence. Having two boys ages 16 and 12, and a husband who loves his meat, we have long since passed the stage where a “happy meal” makes them happy. Many times after a nice sit-down meal, our boys will finish their meal only to follow with “I am still hungry” or just simply snatching a bite or two off their sister’s plate when she is not looking! Because of this great teen phenomenon, sometimes, we willingly sacrifice quality for quantity. We may not have the best-tasting food but at least my guys can get filled up!
Gettysburg Audio Driving Tour – Perfect Day at Gettysburg
As someone who loves US History, Gettysburg had always been one of the “bucket list” items. Many times as I had read the accounts of the brave soldiers who served and fought here, I could only imagine what it would be like to stand on the very ground I had read about.