Taking a trip with my cousins is always fun so when I was invited to my younger cousin's city for the weekend, I was super excited. It was great to finally plan something together since we have busy lives and hardly ever get to see each other. At the end of the week, I met up with my cousin and her friends and we drove to our destination.
Philadelphia is about a two our drive from where we are so it's not bad. Regardless, I'm glad I wasn't doing the driving! It's a beautiful city full of diversity and of course the character Rocky. It amazes me just how much the people here love Rocky so much as if he were a real person and not a character in a movie. Everywhere you go, it's all about the Italian Stallion.
We stayed at my cousin's apartment near his school which has gorgeous views of the city. This location is absolutely breathtaking. The rooftop pool is to die for! I loved looking out at all the tall buildings surrounding us while laying out in the cool pool.
A cool place we checked out was Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. This is an interesting garden that has no plants or flowers. Instead, the garden is made up of different materials such as bottles ceramic and glass. It's a must see.
It wouldn't be a real trip to Philadelphia without trying the cheesesteak sandwiches. All I have to say is, yes Philly cheesesteaks should only be purchased in Philadelphia. It will never compare anywhere else. We went to a place called Jim's Steaks nearby and the line there literally wrapped around the building. I was dizzy with hunger and didn't know if I would make it but boy am I glad I waited because it was the best sandwich I have ever had. I would definitely recommend this place but if you do make it in there, please know what you are getting because they will clown you.
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