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Independence Hall, Rittenhouse & Sports Complex in Philadelphia, PA

Best things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Bob DiMenna - Geno's Steaks by Tyler Rutherford on Unsplash

Geno's Steaks. Photo by Tyler Rutherford on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Bob DiMenna of The Travelers Blueprint about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bob’s tips for the best things to do in Philadelphia are awesome because he was born in Philly and loves the local history and culture. The city is a little blue-collar and has die-hard sports fans. And everyone is proud of their city.

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Best things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Bob DiMenna - Cityscape at night by Scott Serhat Duygun on Unsplash

Philly skyline at night. Photo by Scott Serhat Duygun on Unsplash.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Philadelphia, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Bob DiMenna - Reading Terminal Market by Dan Mall on Unsplash

Reading Terminal Market. Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash.

Getting around Philadelphia

The local airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which is about 20-25 minutes on the Airport Line to downtown.

Bob says that there’s no need to rent a car when you’re staying in Philly. Public transit is widely available, and the city is very walkable. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

If you decide to explore outside the city limits, then a car can be a good idea. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Best things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Bob DiMenna - Bob with his dog Pongo at the Art Museum steps

Bob with his dog Pongo at the Art Museum steps (aka The Rocky Steps).

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Bob DiMenna about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Green dots = best things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Who is Bob DiMenna?

Bob DiMenna is Co-Host and Founder of The Travelers Blueprint Podcast where he and his partner, Elliot Shibley, speak with adventurers, conservationists, travel authors, tour guides, and digital nomads. The goal of The Travelers Blueprint Podcast is to discuss the origin, mindset, experiences of each guest with close attention to how the guest’s travel experiences shape their world philosophy.

Best things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Bob DiMenna - Art Museum with wife

At the Philadelphia Art Museum with his wife.

Check out a few of his podcast episodes below:

You can connect with Bob on his website and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Geno's Steaks vs Pat's Steaks

Comparing the cheesesteaks from Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s Steaks.

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