People always seem to want to be somewhere else. Vacations or getaways usually mean somewhere at least 50 miles or more away from home. But when you live in one of America’s top tourist destinations (and getting better all the time), it’s time to play tourist within your own daily commute.
At the (same-sex) wedding of a friend at The Prime Rib this month, the dinner conversation among the guests was about how exciting it was to play tourist in Philadelphia. From the suburban New Jersey gay power couple to the New Hope boys to the Center City urban professionals, the conversation swirled around topics from the Barnes Foundation to Rittenhouse Square to “When was the last time we partied until 2 a.m. and home was our hotel a few blocks away?”’ Here are my top ways to play tourist close to where you live (no airfare required).
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