Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Philadelphia

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Philadelphia

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Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring Philadelphia.

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    Great place to stroll, relax, people-watch, & take in concerts & fireworks (when occurring). Personal trivia: my parents met here! -- Ivy Agnes Nguyen via Foursquare
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    Opening May 2012, this controversial museum hosts some of the most rare and incredible art you'll ever seen. The collection will be displayed in almost the same way as the original Merion gallery. -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    Though we personally don't care for a fictional athlete from 40 years ago, thousands still pose for photos here. Fun fact: though it looks good, Rocky's running route as pictured doesn't make sense. -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    This is the spot to get your "We the People" on. Did you know that the dimensions of Signers’ Hall are the same as the room where the document was signed in Independence Hall, only two blocks away? -- visitPA via Foursquare
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    Philly brewery Yards made a sudsy ale specially for the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival: E=MC Beered. Don't miss the free weekend brewery tours and tasting room, or Tuesday night beer Quizzo. -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    The $21.95 buffet is well-stocked, and the $3.50 mimosa and Mary drink specials are great. Food highlights include buckwheat Belgian waffles, an omelet station, and the cherry coffee cakes. -- Philadelphia Magazine via Foursquare
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    The area is a fun place to walk around, window shop, stop for coffee or just sit in the park on a bench and read. - Nikki -- Showtime Network via Foursquare
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    Even big kids like us love this science museum. We can't get enough of the astronomy tower, IMAX theater, and yes, giant heart. Follow the @phlsciencefest for updates on the frequent events held here! -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    Anthony Bourdain visited the Mutter Museum while in town filming The Layover. They tweeted "Anthony Bourdain visited the Mütter for his tv show The Layover and proclaimed "The best gift shop ever." -- Philadelphia Magazine via Foursquare
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    Have a michelada as you wash down a deep-fried liquid-nitrogen cheeseburger while dancing the night away under the Ben Franklin. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    Often called the "birthplace of the nation," Independence National Historical Park was created to showcase and preserve structures, sites and objects that tell the story of the founding of the nation. -- Saving Places via Foursquare
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    Even in winter, this place is an awesome place to drink. The heat lamps will make you totally forget that it is the middle of December, if the liters of beer don't first. -- Jake Smith via Foursquare
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