Philadelphia is a nice place to visit. I imagine it would even be a nice place to live. T/C has a client near The Barnes Foundation and I have come to enjoy my time there. It has beautiful architecture. It has great restaurants (not surprisingly, everywhere we ate seemed to be a Starr restaurant – he seems to dominate Philadelphia). We were there over 4th of July weekend and it even has great tourists – they know how to – well, how to “tour.”
It has an amazing prison building in the city, which gets me thinking about “The Walking Dead” every time.
It’s a walking city but if you don’t want to walk, take a cab or the subway or get a daily $5 “Phlash Pass.”
The Convention Center is superb. It is a first-rate facility and a meeting planner’s dream – and smack in the middle of the city.
The cost of things struck me as very fair – maybe it’s because I am from New York, home of the $22 cocktail or maybe it’s because we brunched al fresco overlooking Rittenhouse Square and then strolled through the farmers market – also $22. I’ll take the latter any day.
Radisson Blu was a very nice experience. A perfect little gem in the center of it all. It has a helpful staff and fantastic taste in headboards – mine included images of Warhol’s Tomato Soup, Indiana’s LOVE and Grace Kelly – legend and daughter of the fantastic Jack Kelly – and star of High Society – the musical version of Phillip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story
Go to Philadelphia as soon as you can!