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The following weekend itinerary offers options of things to do for a Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday in Philadelphia. This itinerary assumes that at the end of the night, you will return to your hotel of choice. This itinerary is set up in a specific order of convenience and location, this way you do not have to walk excessive amounts in one day. It is a weekend to view the landmarks and historical
aspect of Philadelphia as well as get a glimpse of the night life. You can mix and match the options that are given to you from the various days or keep them the way they are offered.
Assuming you would leave for Philly after work, the first thing to do would be to check in at your hotel of choice. A hotel that is in a great location for your weekend of fun would be '''Loews Hotel'''. Loews is located on 1200 Market Street. You are more than welcome to choose which hotel this is only a suggestion. After checking in, freshen up for a night out.
For a nice, relaxing, low-key dinner, '''El Vez''' is a Mexican-American restaurant nearby. El Vez has a modern look with a few old fashioned Mexican flairs. It has a funky style to it that has been known to be appealing to travelers. The over-all atmosphere of this hip restaurant is welcoming and comfortable. It is located at 121 South 13th Street. They have a large menu, with many different options. The options from their dinner menu stay under the category of Mexican but range from tacos to salads to different entrée meals. They also have an option of tacos for two. To look at their dinner menu, go to http://www.elvezrestaurant.com/ and click on the menu button at the bottom. On their website, you can also see pictures of this restaurant.
Start your first morning in Philly off with breakfast at '''Jones Restaurant''', located on 700 Chestnut Street. The retro decor and shag rugs add to the fun atmosphere. This is a great spot for families and requires casual comfy attire. Make sure to start your meal off Jones’ famous monkey bread and a cup of coffee. The breakfast menu ranges from chocolate chip waffles, to eggs benedict, to huevos rancheros. For more information, go to http://www.jones-restaurant.com/.
The first site to see is the '''Philadelphia Museum of Art''', located on 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The museum is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students, $12 for children ages 13-18 and free for children ages 12 and under.
There is currently a Van Gogh exhibition going on until May 6 that would be ideal to see. The main building of the museum echoes the design of a Greek temple. The museum consists of the Main Building and the Perelman Building. There are many different exhibitions to pick and choose from at the museum. The museum is so large you could make your visit an all day affair, or choose just one or two exhibitions to see and continue your exploration of Philly elsewhere. For more information, go to http://www.philamuseum.org/.
Walking from exhibition to exhibition can make you hungry. For lunch head to Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, '''Reading Terminal Market''', which is located on 12th and Arch Street.
Celebrating their 120th anniversary, they have been known for their large selection of Philadelphia cuisine since 1892. This is a great family spot where everyone will find exactly what he or she is hungry for. A long with food you can also find hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts at Reading Terminal Market. If you are looking for a cheese steak or an Italian hoagie stop at Carmen’s for a bite to eat. To satisfy your sweet tooth indulge in some ice cream from Bassets Ice Cream; America’s oldest ice cream company since 1861. You can’t leave Reading Terminal Market without getting a cannoli from Termini Brothers Bakery. No matter what you choose, you will leave Reading Terminal Market full and satisfied. For more information, go to http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/.
The best time to go sightseeing in Philadelphia is on a full stomach, so after lunch head over to the '''National Constitution Center'''. Located on Independence Mall, at 525 Arch Street. General Admission to the Constitution Center is $14.50 for adults, $13 for seniors, $13 for students, $8 for children and free for members and active military. The National Constitution Center has so much to offer it is up to you, which aspects you would like to see. Whether you are voting for your all-time favorite President or taking the Presidential Oath-of-office, the Nation Constitution Center is a worthwhile place to visit. For more information visit http://constitutioncenter.org/.
'''The Dandelion''' is the perfect spot for a hearty dinner in a whimsical atmosphere. It is located on 18th and Sansom Street. The idea behind Dandelion is a British gastropub, serving not only
good food but also good beer. Order either the beer-battered fish and chips or the lamb shepherd’s pie. For dessert indulge in either the chocolate hot pot or the sticky toffee pudding. Dining at Dandelion is a relaxing way to end a jam-packed day. For more information visit http://thedandelionpub.com/.
Finish the night with a late night snack and dancing at the '''Silk City Diner'''. The Silk City Diner, Lounge, and Beer Garden is located on 435 Spring Garden Street. The diner which has been around since 1952 was
even featured on the Food Network’s "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives." If your looking for a late night snack they have you covered, with pork belly empanadas or cilantro spiced fried calamari. After you are filled up, head over to the lounge and dance the night away. For more information visit http://www.silkcityphilly.com/.