Amtrak to Philadelphia

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Whenever we visit the Northeast, we try to explore someplace new. We’ve taken the train to New York before, but this time we decided to go a bit farther to Philadelphia.

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Eva is already a seasoned traveler, having been on cross-country flights and road trips. Now she can add inter-city rail to her list of adventures.

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Taking the train is certainly the most comfortable way to travel, and there is so much to see along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

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There is an abundance of Georgian Colonial and Federal architecture, giving a similar feel to that of Boston.

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We were not able to tour the interior of Independence Hall, but Eva was able to get up close to the Liberty Bell.

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William Penn’s statue, standing high atop city hall, guided our way through the rain.

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Our favorite of the historic sites was Elfreth’s Alley, our nation’s oldest residential street. It was very tastefully decorated for the season.

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We walked through several blocks of the Old City, admiring the weathered brick and cast-iron

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Its not all Georgian colonial, though. We found some beautiful deco towers around Center City.

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Just off the busy streets are quaint little alleys of row houses, like these in Washington Square West.

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It’s always a pleasure to visit new places, and these trips are made extra sweet bringing Eva to explore with us.

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