I had been to Philadelphia probably 25 times before I finally got to Love Park also known as JFK Plaza. There really isn’t much to do except to pose for a bunch of pictures. There is a gift shop in the park, but I didn’t feel the need to visit it. Everyone wants their picture taken with the giant LOVE statue. Even though it was freezing out there were several groups of people waiting to take a picture. We waited and finally were able to be alone with the statue. Every time I have walked by since then I always see groups of people huddled around the statue. The spot is also very popular with brides who like to pose with their grooms and bridal party in front of the statue.
Across the street there is a municipal building with a plaza outside of it. The plaza is filled with boardgame parts. There are pieces of Monopoly, Sorry, Dominoes, Chess, and Checkers. The plaza is a lot of fun and we enjoyed posing with the different pieces. Sometimes there are homeless hanging out here, but they don’t bother anyone.
Categories: Family Vacation, Philadelphia, Travel, USA
Tags: Board Games, Dominoes, JFK, JFK Plaza, LOVE, Love Park, Love Statue, Monopoly, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Sorry, Travel, Trip with Mom, USA
I love Philly! It is in my top 3 cities in the world (NYC and Vegas are the other two). I’ve been going there since I was a little girl. We go about two or three times a year. Philly has great shops, restaurants, and sites. We have been to so many different restaurants and historical sites yet I still have a list of places I want to go to. Since I have been so many times I’m not going to post a travel journal instead I’m going to post reviews of all places I’ve been to. I’ll also do a top 10 post at some point. Below you will find some photos from over the years (more will appear in the other Philly posts) and a link to my postcards from Philly.
Postcards from Philadelphia on Picasa
Postcards from Philadelphia Post
Back in 1995-Liberty Bell
Back in 1995-Independence Hall
January 2012-Love Park/JFK Park
March 2012-Top of City Hall
March 2012-Masonic Temple
March 2012-Penn Museum
1995-Betsy Ross House
Delilah’s at Reading Terminal Market-Bobby Flay had a Throwdown with her
University of Pennsylvania
Reading Terminal Market
2009-Outside the Real World Philadelphia House
Real World Philadelphia House
Categories: Family Vacation, Food, History, Philadelphia, Travel
Tags: Betsy Ross, Betsy Ross House, City Hall, City Tavern, Delilah's, Food, Fried zucchini, History, Independence Hall, King Cake, Liberty Bell, Love Park, Maggiano's, Masonic Temple, Museum, Penn Museum, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philly, Pretzel, Reading Terminal, Reading Terminal Market, Travel, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Vacation