Thursday, August 6, 2009
Travel Tip Thursday: Philadelphia! Quack! Quack!
This is my first foray into the travel tips. I'll be talking about a few fun things to do in Philly, and the surrounding areas, if you plan to visit the area. But before I do, I want to thank everyone for their fabulous encouragement for me as I begin my own trip into a healthy lifestyle! I plan to blog about my Weight Watchers journey on Wednesdays, which happens to be my day off and my weigh-in day!
OK, so off to the business at hand!
If you happen to be in Philadelphia and it's summertime, a really fun thing to do is to Ride The Ducks! A duck is a bus of sorts which is actually an amphibious truck from World War II. They were overhauled and refitted as tour buses. But these are like no other tour buses you'll ever see! (unless you happen to be in Baltimore MD, Branson MO, Seattle, WA, or San Francisco, CA to name a few)
The ducks take you on a fun-filled tour of Olde City Philadelphia.
You'll ride past a lot of historical buildings as the Captain, who doubles as your tour guide, drives though the streets of downtown Philly. Everyone gets a"Wacky Quacker" and the Cap'n plays loud funky music and you entertain the alfresco diners along the route.
Some of the sights you'll see are Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Philly's Vietnam War Memorial, Society Hill (shhhh!!! no quacking as you ride through Society Hill. The rich mucky mucks don't like noise, poor babies) and other places. When you arrive at Penn's Landing, the Duck takes to the water and you sail over to the Camden, NJ side of the Delaware River and back again!
Click on the link above to get more detailed info on this really fun experience!
Come on back next Thursday for more places to see and things to experience in the greater Philadelphia area!
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