we said...
here's where we jam when we're rockin' the city of brotherly love.

lodging
» new hope motel in the woods, moderate, (215) 862-2800.
on a wooded 5-acre plot just west of town, you'll find this quiet, quaint, 28-unit motel complete with duck pond and covered bridge. our only complaint? the cancellation policy can be tricky.

» omni hotel at independ­ence park, expensive, (215) 925-0000.
it may have opened in 1990, but this cheery link in the omni chain is surrounded by history. you can see independence national historical park from every room and can catch an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage just outside the main entrance.

dining
» dwight's southern bar-b-que i, moderate, (215) 879-2497.
barbecue and philly go together about as well as foie gras and fanta, but dwight's proprietors hail from south carolina. so ditch your doubts and dig in, be it an order of the tender pork ribs, tasty mac and cheese, or other southern specialties.

» sky asian bistro, moderate, (215) 937-1558.
need to grab a bite before your flight, but want something other than the usual burger or bagel? you're in luck. philadelphia magazine recently named this clever eatery in terminal c among philly's best for its savory sushi, sashimi, and asian beers and teas.

shopping
» philadelphia 9th street italian market, south 9th from washington avenue to christian street.
drink up some raw eggs, and, just like rocky, jog through this lengthy strip of old-school butchers, vegetable stands, and seafood specialists. or walk. your choice, champ.

» south street, (215) 413-3713.
philly's bohemian enclave is teeming with shops, bars, restaurants, and live music venues, especially from south 10th street to front street. you'll find at least one cd store along the way. buy some bon jovi. you know you want to.

nightlife
» pontiac grille, (215) 925-4053.
did you know jon bon jovi discovered the band cin­derella in philly? did you know cinderella and quite a few other bands played this local spot before anyone had ever heard of them? it's true.

attractions
» elfreth’s alley, off north 2nd street between arch and race.
elfreth’s is likely the oldest continually inhabited street in the u.s. the eldest houses date from the 1720s; several are open to the public.


» mütter museum of medicine, (215) 563-3737. the curious collection here includes items like john wilkes booth’s thorax. it’s wacky.