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01-30-2004, 08:52 PM
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Is late february or the first week of march a good time to visit Philly or is it too cold?

What is there not to miss in this city for a first timer?

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PAT's. You have to go to Pat's king of cheesesteaks. Don't go to Gino's they are just wannabes. It's really the only can't miss thing. All that Historical stuff is just boring.

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PAT's. You have to go to Pat's king of cheesesteaks. Don't go to Gino's they are just wannabes. It's really the only can't miss thing. All that Historical stuff is just boring.
I'm not very high on Pat's, it's not too good. I'd go to Delesandro's if you have chance, the best cheese stakes i've ever had by far. Also, you may want to go to the liberty bell or something, not a can't miss thing by a historic thing. And yes, it will be cold.

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The Franklin Institute is a very cool science museum - we could have spent a ton more time there (and my daughter is dying to go back to Philly so she can go back to the Franklin)

Independence Hall is pretty cool; the Liberty Bell was okay (it's a bell with a crack in it......... not much more to it than that)

I know there is a tour bus in the summer - it allows you to get on and off all day - it was pretty good - we saw a lot of places that we probably wouldn't have found on our own. We got it across from Independence Hall. Had a great tour guide too. Does it go all year round?

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Is late february or the first week of march a good time to visit Philly or is it too cold?

What is there not to miss in this city for a first timer?

(thx)
South Street

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01-31-2004, 12:34 AM
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want to taste the best Philly cheese-steaks? go to Tony Luc's(sp).

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The Franklin Institute is a very cool science museum
I mainly go for the Philadelphia Museum of Art...

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I mainly go for the Philadelphia Museum of Art...
If you are truely an art enthusiast - impressionist - see the Barnes exhibit.
Located in Merion and tickets in advance (not too expensive). The greatest collection of work outside of France.

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01-31-2004, 03:23 AM
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If you are truely an art enthusiast - impressionist - see the Barnes exhibit.
Located in Merion and tickets in advance (not too expensive). The greatest collection of work outside of France.
I'm not that much into impressionism, but what's Merion?, maybe I'll check that up.

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I'm not that much into impressionism, but what's Merion?, maybe I'll check that up.

I always thought it was Lower Merion.

Here is the link to Barnes:

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PAT's. You have to go to Pat's king of cheesesteaks. Don't go to Gino's they are just wannabes. It's really the only can't miss thing. All that Historical stuff is just boring.
Hey Superman, CR's on Haines Rd. in Levittown used to have the best cheesesteak anywhere. I guess old CR has died in the ten years I've been gone, so not an option anymore.

I'll take Gino's over Pat's any day, though.

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Might want to check if there is a good show going on at a place like the TLA or the North Star.

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If you really want the best chesesteak head on down to A.C. and check out White House subs. Cheesesteaks are cheesesteaks but White House (as well as most shops down that way) use the BEST rolls. Philly steaks always have those nasty Amaroso hot dog buns. Just my personal opinion. Also, unless you actually like cheez whiz, make sure you ask for American or Provolone. Most Philly places automatically use cheez whiz unless you specify. I haven't lived there for about 7 years so I don't remember who does what, but the famous Pat's and Geno's both use cheez whiz if I remember correctly.

If you go down to South Street you can go to Jim's Steaks. That's the place they show during NFL games.

Old City is a good place to check out as well. Lots of independant art galleries, coffee shops, stuff like that.

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Have none of you been to Jim's Steaks before?

Less dirty than Pat's, better tasting than Geno's.

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If you're a fan of sculpture don't miss the Rodin Museum.

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If you like really weird stuff, visit the Mütter Museum. For a little description:

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The Museum's collections include over 20,000 objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations.

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Have none of you been to Jim's Steaks before?

Less dirty than Pat's, better tasting than Geno's.
Yea, but if you think that Jim's is as good as it gets, you're missing out in a big way, imo.

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PAT's. You have to go to Pat's king of cheesesteaks. Don't go to Gino's they are just wannabes. It's really the only can't miss thing. All that Historical stuff is just boring.

I've had both Geno's is good, and the owner is a great guy. He raised/donated a ton of money for the 9-11 firefighters.
Personally, I've eaten more Jims steaks than any, and still like Lee's Hoagies. Nick's Roast beef is another good cholesterol raising joint.

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If you're a fan of sculpture don't miss the Rodin Museum.

Here or in Paris? The one in Paris is better, but too many Frenchmen.

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Why not just go to them all, you can't not get a good cheesesteak at any one of these places:

Pat's
Geno's
Tony Luke's
Dellasandro's
Steve's Prince of Steaks
Jim's Steaks
Lee's Hoagie House

They're all good!

Try and get down to the Wachovia Center to see a Flyers game! It is a good place to watch a game..

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