Things to do and Attractions in Philadelphia USA Part 2 – Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art,Rocky Statue, City Hall, Elvez,Schuylkill River Trail,Independence Hall

There are so many things to do and attractions in Philadelphia! Let’s find out what are the things to do right here in Philadelphia!

Venturing on, we passed by the Franklin Institute where we caught a glimpse of Benjamin Franklin seated near its entrance…

The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute

Statue of Benjamin Franklin
Statue of Benjamin Franklin

There were also tonnes of statues along the way, commemorating different people and events (Philadelphians, care to help us name them?)…

Statue 1
Statue 1

Statue 2
Statue 2

Statue 3
Statue 3

Statue 4
Statue 4

We then saw an iconic structure…the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art

It was here where Rocky (in the movie) ran up these steps (known as “Rocky” steps) as he trained…which is why the Rocky statue is also situated nearby…

Rocky Statue
Rocky Statue

We had a refreshing view of the river along the Schuylkill River Trail…

Along Schuylkill River Trail
Along Schuylkill River Trail

Near the waterworks was a familiar figure…

Abraham Lincoln Statue
Abraham Lincoln Statue

Although not nearly as large as its Washington counterpart, but just as iconic.

On the way back, we also saw a statue of Joan of Arc…

Statue of Joan of Arc
Statue of Joan of Arc

as well as the St. Paul and St. Peter Church…

St. Paul and St. Peter Church
St. Paul and St. Peter Church

We also caught another view of the City Hall as well as the Independence Hall which we intend to visit the next day…

Another view of the City Hall
Another view of the City Hall

Independence Hall
Independence Hall

A wonderful sunset drew the day to a close as we ended our dinner at Elvez, a mexican modern restaurant…

Sunset Philadelphia USA
Sunset Philadelphia USA

Elvez - Mexican Modern Restaurant
Elvez – Mexican Modern Restaurant

To our surprise, the restaurant was fully packed for dinner and we were advised to return an hour later. We didnt make a booking because we didnt know if our hunger would over come us. Still, we saved the space in our tummies and returned to Elvez at about 8:30pm. It was still very crowded but the friendly staff gave us a cosy table for 2…

There are several famous foods at Elvez and we tried the 2 Nachos, namely Macho Nachos as well as Nachos with Guacamole…

Macho Nachos
Macho Nachos

Macho Nachos has got to be the best Nachos we’ve ever tasted. All the ingredients used were fresh and the flavours bursts in your mouth literally as you enter for the first bite. Hints of lime, mighty cheese, a little bit of spice,olives,fresh tomatoes and the meat all blended together to give that WOW taste…you’ve got to try it if you’re there!

Next, we also tried the famous original Elvez Guacamole Nachos…

Original Elvez Guacamole Nachos
Original Elvez Guacamole Nachos

Again, the ingredients were fresh and the portions were huge. The taste of the guacamole didnt disappoint and went interestingly well with the Nachos. Another favourite here…

We accompanied our dinner with a couple of drinks…

Some cocktail
Some cocktail

Sangria
Sangria

In our next post, we will give the details of the heritage trails (independence Hall, liberty bell, betsy ross house)

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