Last weekend I spent the day (well, like 10 hours) in Philadelphia. I was excited because I hadn’t been to Philly since 2015 and it was technically my first time visiting the city during the holidays. (I say technically because one winter break while I was in college my flight back home to Chicago got delayed and then cancelled and I had to spend the night at the airport in Philly. That sure was a great way to start the holidays…).
Even though I wasn’t in Philly for long, I still got to do so many fun things. I went to Philly with a clear plan: to do as many “Christmasy” things as possible! I legit typed “things to do in Philadelphia during Christmastime” into Google and boom! instant itinerary. I didn’t get to do everything on my list but I still had a great time because the main focus of the trip was catching up with two of my best friends!
Here’s a little recap of my day in Philadelphia:
While I was in New York City earlier this month (for New York Comic Con), I decided to take a spontaneous day trip to Philadelphia (because as some of you may already know, I LOVE spontaneous trips!) While I’ve been to Philly (quite a few times) before, I’ve never really “seen” the city (if that makes any sense.) Since I was only going to be in the city for about six hours and didn’t have a lot of time to do in-depth exploring or visit any museums, I decided to do the next best thing and make a trip to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. I’d learned about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which is a non-profit organization, folk art environment, and gallery space, a little under three years ago and had been itching to visit! To date, it’s the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar (how cool is that?). Since I’m such a HUGE art lover (if you couldn’t already tell by my weekly visits to the Art Institute of Chicago or by all the art exhibits I’ve posted about in the past), I knew that visiting Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens was my top priority during my quick trip to Philly. Continue reading