We started our first day of sightseeing in historical Philadelphia with a visit to one of the nation’s most important national monuments - the Rocky steps. They’re actually the steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the USA’s biggest and most renowned museums of its kind - it’s a little bit sad that pretty much every tourist we saw there (ourselves included) were just there for the steps, although we can argue that our boxing montage recreation was art in itself.
We then headed back to our Philly AirBnb joint (on the right date this time), which was conveniently just a short walk from two competing Philly institutions - Pat’s and Geno’s cheesesteaks. Shaved steak, a choice of cheese, onions, and dressing to suit go into this culinary delight, which we thought were pretty tasty, vowing to come back the next day to compare them with Geno’s.
The remainder of the afternoon was taken up with a visit to the excellent National Constitution Center, one of the best museums any of us had been to. Americans really know how to give a historical presentation - by the end of the introduction to the museum, we had all renounced our citizenship, ready to start a new life in the bastion of freedom and liberty that is the United States.
We finished off the day with an evening drink on Rittenhouse Square, Philly’s trendiest locale.