Amtrak to PhiladelphiaPosted: January 7, 2019
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.
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.
Taking the train is certainly the most comfortable way to travel, and there is so much to see along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
There is an abundance of Georgian Colonial and Federal architecture, giving a similar feel to that of Boston.
We were not able to tour the interior of Independence Hall, but Eva was able to get up close to the Liberty Bell.
William Penn’s statue, standing high atop city hall, guided our way through the rain.
Our favorite of the historic sites was Elfreth’s Alley, our nation’s oldest residential street. It was very tastefully decorated for the season.
We walked through several blocks of the Old City, admiring the weathered brick and cast-iron
Its not all Georgian colonial, though. We found some beautiful deco towers around Center City.
Just off the busy streets are quaint little alleys of row houses, like these in Washington Square West.
It’s always a pleasure to visit new places, and these trips are made extra sweet bringing Eva to explore with us.