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5 Day Staycation in Philly

5 Day Staycation in Philly

That recent Philly Airbnb tax that passed has got us thinking. People are flocking to Philly, and no wonder. It’s an incredible place, and was recently ranked as the top 2015 travel destination in America by the New York Times.

Ironically enough, it’s tough to take advantage of all Philly has to offer when you live here – how often do you go to work, head straight to spin class, and  drive straight home?

Let’s skip the insane airfare prices, traffic, and long waits that usually accompany summer vacations. Here’s a sample of what you could experience on a 5 day staycation in Philly.

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A Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

There are few apartments in Philly that are surrounded by as much art and culture as The Granary. Logan Square is a dream neighborhood to be close to – it’s chock full of gorgeous architecture, beautiful museums, and is the home of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was designed in the 1900s and still has the breathtaking historical statues to prove it.

Speaking of Rocky, remember that scene where he runs up the steps of the Philly Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway? There’s a reason Rocky liked to hang out there so much. Now, here are the keys (extra points if you pictured Ben Franklin with the kite experiment) to a perfect day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

 A Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Learn Forever Near The Granary – Nearby Educational Institutions For All Ages

Yellow and white jellyfish at Philadelphia's Adventure Aquarium

Living in Philadelphia means that like it or not, you’re surrounded by some of the most historic locations in the entire country. Even if you’re done with school, there’s no end to the educational opportunities in and around the City of Brotherly Love – and you don’t have to look very far to find them!

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Rodin Museum: Explore the World’s Most Famous Sculptures

Since 1929, the Rodin Museum has been a fixture in Philadelphia’s impressive art scene. Though it’s neither as large as the Philadelphia Museum of Art nor as hip as some of the more modern galleries, the Rodin holds its own.

The entire museum is dedicated to the breathtaking sculptures of Auguste Rodin, including the famous The Thinker. It includes a main gallery in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture, and a traditional French garden created by famous French landscape designer Jacques Gréber is attached to the building. Though it may seem unassuming, the Rodin houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of art by one of the history’s most famous sculptors.

The Rodin Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, though it is always closed on Tuesdays. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students and kids. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free.

Rodin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
www.rodinmuseum.org
www.yelp.com/biz/rodin-museum-philadelphia