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What do you love most about Philly?
Philly keeps it real (sometimes too real).
What are the first 3 things people should see when they visit Philly?
Rocky Steps at the Art Museum (Aaaadrian!), the Liberty Bell and Old City.
What is your favorite happy hour spot?
El Vez – best blood orange margarita in town. Possibly in the world…
Most heard saying in the halls of the Philly office/office motto?
“I’m pretty awesome, aren’t I?”
Most ordered office lunch?
Marathon Grill – mixed berry and honey smoothie please!
Favorite in-office activity or antic?
Impromptu dance parties and taking BuzzFeed quizzes together. Sometimes you’ve just gotta know which comedy TV show friend should be your BFF.
What do you love most about your Philly Office?
FRIENDSHIP – and our comfortable bright orange couch!
Our Perfect Day in Philadelphia
“In West Philadelphia, born and raised” “Adrian!” and “Eye of the Tiger” – all classic references to the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1682, Philadelphia has served as the historic hub of the United States with tourist attractions including the original signing place of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, and the home of Betsy Ross. Aside from its abundance of historical destinations, Philly is also a foodie’s dream with regional delicacies ranging from hoagies, soft pretzels, water ice, and Tastykakes – and of course the city’s namesake sandwich, the Philly Cheesesteak. Despite being ranked #3 most unfriendly city in the US, Philadelphia is rich with culture, history, and arts—offering an exciting experience for residents and visitors alike.
Begin the day by stepping out to one of Philly’s numerous locally owned coffee shops, including Fishtown’s La Colombe. Order your morning latte at the marble topped wrap around bar, and chat with locals in the wooden booths under the vaulted industrial celling. Once you’re properly caffeinated, get some endorphins flowing with a hike around Valley Forge National Park, site of the historic six month encampment of the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington.
Alternatively, channel your inner Rocky Balboa and run a few rounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s infamous stairs. Don’t be afraid to head inside and check out the exhibits— you’ll find everything from impressionism to contemporary photographs on an ever-evolving rotation.
When mid-day hits, head over to Citizen Bank Park to catch a Phillies game; an always-lively demonstration of Philly’s home team pride. While you’re there, be sure to grab a hot dog and a water ice—a local fruit-flavored specialty reminiscent of a hand scooped smoothie.
Not a sports fan? Head to South Street, long known as the edgiest street in Philadelphia. Swing in to Atomic City Comics to pursue rows of colorful new and vintage issues, then do lunch right with a ‘Pal Joey’ at Primo Hoagies. Don’t leave without a stop at The Tattooed Mom, worth the trip alone for a cold beer, vintage carnival-inspired wall-to-wall murals and red velour seating.
Visiting during the winter months? Thankfully, our city’s indoor options don’t disappoint. Bundle up and check out a classic ballet performance by the PA Ballet at The Academy of Music. If you’re itching to indulge in retail therapy, Center City offers endless shopping opportunities. Window-shop the luxury boutiques alongside some of the best vintage shopping around.
As the sun sets, make your way to Festival Pier for a concert on the banks of the Delaware River. If the air is too chilly for an outdoor show, just hop on the train to South Street and check out a performance at the Theater of Living Art.
Post show, it’s time to indulge in a Philly ritual — the late night bite. Of course there is no meal more appropriate than the notorious Philly Cheesesteak. Are you team “Wiz With” or “Wiz Without”? Dueling cheesesteak restaurants, Pat’s and Geno’s, are known nationwide, but if you ask our team, you’ll find a new generation of gentlemen churning out the best steaks in town.
Before you turn in for the evening, wrap up your adventure-packed day with a nightcap. New-age Mexican restaurant, El Vez, mixes killer margaritas and cocktails with innovative flavor combinations. Feeling really daring? Hunt for the Ransted Room, of the city’s hidden speakeasies. Hidden behind El Ray, it can be spotted by 2 R’s placed on its black door. Order the “Bartender’s Choice,” where, after you’re asked a series of questions about your drink preferences, you’ll be presented with the perfect cocktail.