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.
Aftre breakfast 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 at Ralph's a popular spot in South Philadelphia, for a tasting of Philadelphia favorites.
The National Constitution Center. The Center's permanent exhibition, The Story of We the People, tells the story of the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance through more than 100 multimedia exhibits, film, photographs, text, sculpture, and artifacts. It also features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, "Freedom Rising", and Signers' Hall. Learn more about the three branches of government as you explore giant models of the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Public Program demonstrators lead you through an entertaining look at the buildings, the people who work in them, and the checks and balances of our government. Following the National Constitution Center, we will board our bus for 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. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 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 in or around Chinatown which was settled in 1850.
This evening on our way back from Chinatown we will have a guided walk back to the hotel.