Philadelphia is a melting pot of ideas. As of late, we have been undergoing a huge renaissance in our local arts scene. No matter where you go, you will find diversity and a vibrant culture.
My Perfect Day
What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?
If my friend was at the hotel for 24 hours, I would have them get breakfast at the Urban Farmer Restaurant on the 1st floor (I’d suggest the honey biscuit with country sausage and chicken). Afterwards, I’d urge them to spend their afternoon on the parkway checking out the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, and The Franklin Institute.
Of course, they’d be hungry after all the walking so I’d suggest going to Tela’s Marketon 19th and Fairmount to eat their famous soft-shell crab sandwich, followed by a strawberry & banana gelato from Philly Flavors. By this time, I’m sure they’d be tired so I’d suggest a visit to The Logan Spa at the hotel for a nice massage and a nap.
In the evening, I’d urge them to put on a casual outfit and head over to Silk City in the Northern Liberties neighborhood to grab a bite to eat (I’d suggest getting the shrimp & grits). After dinner, the grand finale would be to head over to The Fillmore for an awesome concert. When the concert is over and if they still want to party, I’d suggest dancing their little hearts out at The Barbary right down the street.
Where to Stay: The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Logan Philadelphia was refreshing. I wasn’t expecting to see as much Philadelphia-themed art as I did, so when I saw all of the abstract pieces it piqued my interest to want to know, see and learn more. Upon entering the hotel, you immediately get a sense of the enticing mix of culture, commerce and history. Additionally, the hotel is laid out in a way that gives guests a great sense of space and design – including the rooms and public areas.
As a photographer, you tend to enjoy the visuals just as much as everything else. As soon as you walk into The Logan Philadelphia there’s this modern yet comforting feel. The design isn’t too classic, neither is it too modern/minimal. Everything was in balance aesthetically and really quite remarkable. One of the major things that stood out to me was the Urban Farmer Restaurant located on the 1st floor. In all of my visits to hotels, I have NEVER had such quality and delicious food. The fact that there is a restaurant that’s phenomenal is one of many reasons why you may never even need to step out of the hotel during your stay. Everything you need is literally right there, including a spacious spa and fitness center.
This article was originally published by Cities by Curio.