It is March. Finally. But it’s FREEZING, and supposed to SNOW….AGAIN. I’m trying hard to survive these next couple weeks until spring arrives. Which hopefully will actually happen. After being cooped up all winter, I am eagerly awaiting the day I can put on a sun dress and go for a walk outside. My boyfriend and I are really hoping to explore our beautiful city, Philadelphia, more this spring and summer. I thought if I made an actual list, and showed the Internet, I’d be more likely to actually go to the places I’ve been wanting to go. If you live in Philadelphia, or are hoping to visit, these may be some good options for you!
As I go to each of this places I will do a short lifestyle blog post to show you my experience!
1. Circle Thrift, 2233 Frankford Avenue
I have too many clothes. This spring I want to do a mass clean out of my closet. Growing up I did this pretty often, and always donated my clothes to a local thrift shop. Circle Thrift is considered one of the best thrift shops in the city, so I thought it would be the perfect place to unload some of my clothes. They tend to have some good furniture options too, so maybe I’ll pick something up while I’m there!
2. Clark Park Farmer’s Market, 43rd and Baltimore Avenue
I think farmer’s markets are what I am looking forward to most about the warmer months. I love everything about them! Even though I don’t live to far away from it, I’ve never been to the Clark Park Farmer’s Market. I am thinking about moving to that neighborhood in the fall, so I want to see if the market would have the kind of produce I love. Maybe I’ll make some farmer friends, they are always so nice.
3. Frankford Hall, 1210Frankford Avenue
Probably the most talked about beer garden in the city. Everything about this place seems awesome. A huge beer selection and some interested german inspired bites…what more could you ask for. They also have Jenga blocks you can play with while you drink. I can’t believe I haven’t been here yet. The second it is warm enough to sit outside, I’ll be there!
4. Koch’s Deli, 4309 Locust Street
So I have actually eaten here, but only once. If you love sandwiches, you will fall in love with Koch’s. Huge sandwiches with fresh cut meat and housemade pickles on the side. As a ‘Koch’s Virgin’ I was force fed sample after sample, I could barely finish my sandwich! Koch’s has won “Best of Philly” awards year after year for good reason. It is a staple in the University City neighborhood. Omg just thinking about it I’m getting hungry!
5. Manayunk, North West Philadelphia
Manayunk is an adorable neighborhood North West of the city, right up the Schuykill River. Also on my list for possible apartments, Manayunk is home to a number of cute bars, restaurants and shops. The hilly streets remind me of San Francisco, but with the classic Philadelphia charm. Only a few miles from Center City, I think it’d be a great place to live. I want to spend a few Saturday afternoons there to see what is is really like.
Wherever you live, make plans! Look ahead at calendars to see what kind of events are coming up in your area. I want to get out of the house more and start really discovering Philadelphia. I’ve lived here for years and yet I haven’t seen most of it!
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