For our family and friends traveling from out of town who would like to explore Philadelphia before or after our wedding, here are some of our recommendations for places to see, stay, and eat!

Distance from Philadelphia to Manheim: 80 miles (1.5 hours)

Places to Stay

Fairfield Inn and Suites
262 S 13th Street
Located in the Gayborhood, near great restaurants and just a 15 minute walk to Independence Hall
Starting at $185/night

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street
Located near Rittenhouse Square, the best shopping in the city
Starting at $149/night

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut Street
Located in Old City, across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
Starting at $343/night

Many cute places around the city!
Search in Old City, Rittenhouse Square, Center City, Market East, or Washington Square
As low as $50/night

Places to See

Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street
See the room where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Entrance is granted for guided tours only, between the hours of 9AM and 5PM. Open 7 days a week. Book tickets in advance for $1 each at

Liberty Bell
526 Market Street
Recognized as a symbol of liberty for all Americans. Entrance is free and requires no ticket. Open from 9AM to 5PM, 7 days a week.

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
The home of the first American flag. Entrance is $8 for adults and $7 for children, seniors, military, or students. Open from 10AM to 5PM, 7 days a week.

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th Street
Enjoy the bustling indoor market, and try the donuts at Beiler's Bakery. Open from 8AM to 6PM, 7 days a week. Please note that Pennsylvania Dutch Merchants, like Beiler's, are closed on Sundays.

Rittenhouse Square
1800 Walnut Street
One of the original squares in the city, and surrounded by some of the best shopping. Check out the farmer's market on Saturday from 9AM to 3PM or Tuesday from 10AM to 2PM.

Boathouse Row
1 Boathouse Row
Home to the 19th century boathouses of the local boating clubs, this strip of the Schulkyill River is great for a mid-morning walk. Most easily accesible if you start at the art museum and head west along Kelly Drive. If driving along Route 76 at night you can see the boathouses decorated with lights.

Love Park
Located just northwest of City Hall between 15th and 16th streets on John F. Kennedy Blvd and home to Robert Indiana's famous LOVE statue. Stop here for an instagram worthy photo!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
One of the country's oldest art museums and the famous steps seen in the Rocky Balboa films. Entrance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students, and free for children under 12. Open from 10AM to 5PM, Tuesday through Sunday.

Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd Street
Learn more about the birth of our nation at this newly opened museum. Open from 10AM to 5PM, 7 days a week. Entrance is $21 for adults, $18 for students, military, teachers, and seniors, $13 for children 6-17, and free for children under 5.

Our Favorite Restaurants

Honey's Sit and Eat
2101 South Street
Matt's Favorite: Biscuits and Sausage and Gravy
Kailey's Favorite: Egg Sandwich with Pork Sausage

Sandler's on 9th
834 Chestnut Street
Matt's Favorite: Fat Elvis Pancakes
Kailey's Favorite: Bacon Fried Rice

Green Eggs Cafe
212 S 13th Street
Matt's Favorite: The Kitchen Sink
Kailey's Favorite: The Cure Skillet

Federal Donuts
1632 Sansom Street
Matt's Favorite: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Kailey's Favorite: Cinnamon Bun

Monk's Cafe
264 S 16th Street
Matt's Favorite: Ghent Burger
Kailey's Favorite: Brussels Burger

Iron Hill Brewery
1150 Market Street
Matt's Favorite: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Kailey's Favorite: Sweet Potato Fries

1216 Chestnut Street
Matt's Favorite: Meatball Pizza
Kailey's Favorite: Monday Night

217 Chestnut Street
Matt's Favorite: Caldo Gallego
Kailey's Favorite: Patatas Bravas

110 S 13th Street
Matt's Favorite: Sheeps' Milk Ricotta
Kailey's Favorite: Salted Caramel Budino

Mission Taqueria
1516 Sansom Street
Matt's Favorite: Pork al Pastor Tacos
Kailey's Favorite: House Margie

Butcher Bar
2034 Chestnut Street
Matt's Favorite: Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie
Kailey's Favorite: Smoked Gouda Mac 'N Cheese
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