The building is filled with rows and rows of stalls selling all types of foods.
|apparently a best seller- I don't get it!|
Once we were properly fueled, we began the long walk to Eastern State Penitentiary. We had heard from our tablemates at the B&B that it was worth seeing and were so thankful for the recommendation.
|M's instagram as we walked up|
|original design (source)|
When checking in, you receive a headset and a map of the property. I loved the way the tour was setup. You were basically given free reign of the entire 11 acre place. You can take one thirty minute overview tour and then walk to places of interest, type the appropriate number into your headset, and learn about whatever topic you want.
|outside the prison|
|rows of cells, cool headsets, and the OR|
|al capones cell was fancy|
|more cells, watchtowers, solitary confinement cells|
We were both surprised at how much we loved the tour of the prison. It was so interesting and such a unique thing to do.
After we finished our tour we took a cab to the Italian Market region of Philly. There were lots of interesting Italian specialty shops and grocers and cute little restaurants. We had gone to the area with the intention at eating at one of the city’s more well known sandwich shops- Paesano’s.
|his and hers sandwiches|
Our final afternoon in the city was spent people watching in Rittenhouse park and leisurely walking through cute streets. We finally ended up with fresh macarons from Garces Trading Company and a pumpkin pie ice cream cone from “More Than Just Ice Cream" before saying goodbye to Philly and catching our plane back home.