Duration: Two days and two nights
Robert Indiana's famous LOVE statue sums it up pretty nicely: there's a lot to love about art in Philadelphia. Making its Philadelphia debut, the Barnes Foundation opens its doors to reveal one of the most impressive collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and its famous "Rocky" steps) is a must-see as well as the seemingly endless museums and galleries. But the city's art extends beyond the interior walls to murals and gardens as well - making the entire city a wealth of art to discover.
A day full of such masterpieces deserves a meal as worthy. Table 31 serves Chef Chris Scarduzio's contemporary interpretations of Italian staples like handcrafted pastas, thin-crust pizzas, steaks and chops. The restaurant is located just off the Parkway in The Comcast Center, Philadelphia's landmark building and the nation's tallest green structure.Read More >
With all the glitter and metal salvage seen at Magic Gardens, it seems fitting that Fork be your dinner stop. Located at 3rd and Market, this nationally acclaimed New American bistro offers delicious food that is seasonal, fresh and inventive. The menu is printed daily and reflects influences from around the world. Part of Fork's allure is its hip, stylish, sophisticated interior. A perfect end to a day that was exactly that.Read More >
A LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel, the Hotel Palomar is a testament to comfort and sustainability. Because it was designed with the environment in mind, your conscience can rest just as easily as you do.
Between museums, wander over to Boathouse Row. Located along the east bank of the Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row consists of 15 boathouses made to house social and rowing clubs and their racing shells. From the oldest continuosuly existing club in the United States to the oldest women's club, each house has its own history and backstory.
Located at the intersection of 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City, John F. Kennedy Plaza serves as the gateway to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Museum District. The park earned the nickname LOVE Park because of Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture located there.
Across the street from the main building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, the Perelman showcases some of the Museum's most colorful and cutting-edge collections within its grand Art Deco facade.
Located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this museum includes over one hundred sculptures and bronze casts from Auguste Rodin. The largest outside of Paris, this collection features bronze casts of the artist's greatest works, including "The Thinker," "The Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell."