Walking up to 3 to 6 miles per day.
In the hotel’s Balcony Cafe on the Mezzanine, the extensive breakfast buffet offers choices such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, cheeses, oatmeal, granola, cereals, whole and sliced fruit, bagels, pastries, milk, juices, coffee, tea, water.
FIELD TRIP: We will travel with our educator into South Philadelphia (South Philly) home of the Cheesesteaks, the Italian Market, the Mummers neighborhood as well as Mario Lanza.
Lunch will be in the Italian Market, for Cheesesteaks or hoagies, a Philadelphia favorite.
FIELD TRIP: We’ll be joined by a mural expert who will lead our exploration by bus to explore outdoor wall art in the Mid-City neighborhood. Philadelphia lays claim to the title “mural arts capital of the world” thanks to a program that began in 1984 to eradicate graffiti. A leading local artist was hired to reach graffiti “artists” and redirect their energies to more constructive public art projects. It has been a huge success, with expanded community-based programs that reach every neighborhood in the city, annually enrolling some 2,000 practitioners and another 18,000 in related projects. We willl visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens which showcase the legacy of Isaiah Zagar, an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on more than 200 public walls throughout of Philadelphia and around the world. Zagar’s mission since the mid-1960s has been to beautify the urban environment with visionary mosaic art and public murals. His largest public artwork is a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden filled with folk art statues, bicycle wheels, glass bottles, hand-made tiles, and thousands of mirror pieces.
Dinner will be provided this evening at a local restaurant.
Leisurly walk back to the hotel.