Companion Program

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Let’s set out on foot to see what makes the City of Brotherly Love tick.  Philadelphia’s streets were laid out in a simple grid during the late 17th century and are still very walkable today.  There is something for everyone:

  • Historic buildings that played a prominent role in the birth of the nation
  • Parks galore
  • Museums – big and small showing some prominent collections.
  • Markets and restaurants to awaken your inner foodie.

Cost: Pay as you go. See estimated costs below.

Transportation:  Via subway tokens.

Monday August 22nd, 2016


Historic Loop Day


Let’s start the day in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers:

  • Independence Hall ($0)
  • Congress Hall ($0)
  • Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing ($0)
  • Liberty Bell ($0)
  • Ben Franklin House / Museum ($5)/ First Post Office

Lunch in Washington Square


  • Walking tour Old City followed by
  • Lounging in the hammocks at Spruce St Harbor Park





Tuesday August 23rd, 2016



Park and Museum Day 


  • Spend the morning enjoying just a small piece of the 9,200 acres of park land in the city.
  • Rent bikes ($4 / 30 mins)
  • Ride to Phila Art Museum, Water Works and along Kelly Drive (Boathouse Row)
  • Rodin Museum – the largest collection of the sculptor’s work, outside of Paris.  (pay what you wish – $10 suggested)


  • Late lunch at  Reading Terminal Market (to avoid the lunch crowd)


  • See the city from above – city hall observation deck (if available) ($8)





Wednesday August 24th, 2016





Walking Tour / Museum 


  • Barnes Foundation ($25)
    • See one of the world’s leading collections of French impressionist and post impressionist paintings

Lunch –

  • Picnic in Rittenhouse Square


  • Spend the afternoon in Midtown
  • Work our way back to the hotel.
  • Discover the greenways pioneered by famed city planner Ed Bacon (father of Kevin Bacon)







Thursday August 25th, 2016




  • We’ll play this morning by ear and do something close to the hotel.