This week’s FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

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IT’S PHILLY’S 5 FRIDAY!

This week’s FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

1) GRIM PHILLY TWILIGHT TOURS

Voted best city tour on PHL 17’s Philly Hotlist since forming, Grim Philly is a dark mix of vampires, sex, ghosts, serial killers, and more; gritty and adult-oriented, researched and developed by Rider University Professor Joe Wojie.  All the gritty details you really want to know about the wonderful place we call home, Philadelphia!  It was featured on the Travel Channel’s “The Layover” with Anthony Bourdain.

2) ERIN EXPRESS

Philadelphia is one of the top cities to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Every Saturday in the month of March leading up to the holiday is dedicated to the Irish. Erin Express is a bar crawl of some of Philadelphia’s finest Irish establishments. It was started by William Pawliczek of Cavanaugh’s and Paul Ryan, Sr. of Smokey Joe’s over 30 years ago. It’s a time to celebrate with friends, coworkers, family, or even strangers in your most green-friendly-kiss-me-I’m-a-Leprechaun attire!
We hope everyone has a great time this weekend, but please drink responsibly.

3) ADVENTURE AQUARIUM

Formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Adventure Aquarium is located in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware River waterfront. Originally opened in 1992, it re-opened on May 25, 2005 featuring about 8,500 animals (including Hippos!) living in varied forms of semi-aquatic, freshwater, and marine habitats.  It’s world’s most touchable aquarium!

4) PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM

Please Touch Museum, located at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, is one of the nation’s top 10 children’s museums and dedicated to providing learning opportunities through play. The museum is designed for families with young children and features 2 floors of exhibits, daily theater performances, onsite parking, a café and a carousel.

5) EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison in Philadelphia.  Notorious criminals such as bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone were held inside its innovative wagon wheel design. When the building was erected, it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever constructed, quickly becoming a model for more than 300 prisons worldwide.  Now, local tours run during the days and evenings.  In the fall leading up to Halloween, the facility becomes a haunted house and believe us when we tell you – you will be scared for sure!

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