Democratic National Convention 2016 – Guide to Philly

Welcome to our beautiful city. We all know the best place to get a steak sandwich when coming to Philadelphia is Geno’s Steaks. It’s easy to forget about planning the rest of your trip when consumed by the delicious images of thinly sliced rib-eye steak, fresh onions and bread, and of course, cheese. Lucky for you, Geno’s is here to provide a guide to the rest of Philly including the most popular Philadelphia activities. Don’t forget to take a cheese steak for the road.

Philadelphia is a city of diversity, art, and culture, but you can’t forget about the brotherly love. Even though it is getting a face lift at the moment, there is no better place to start than Love Park. You can still take your picture under the iconic sculpture, then head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and run up the 72 steps out front, just like Rocky.

DNC 2016 - Geno's Steaks


If you need a break from the cheese steak goodness, stop in at the Reading Terminal Market, which offers nearly every type of food imaginable. Work off that food while getting a tour of the city on wheels and sign up for a Bike Tour, or see the city all at once from the One Liberty Observation Deck.

Get in touch with your inner kid by stopping at the Franklin Institute, which is currently featuring the Pixar exhibit. If you prefer a more historical approach to Philly, take a walk through Old City or visit museums such as the Penn Museums, the Barnes Foundation, or the National Constitution Center.

All of this exploring is sure to get tiring, so rest your feet in Rittenhouse Square and take in the beauty of the park. Do some shopping on Walnut Street, then make your way down to the Waterfront at night. Explore South Street on the way and stop in at one (or more) of the bars, and end your day at Spruce Street Harbor Park. This free pop-up park offers a hammock garden, beautiful LED lights, (think Avatar), carnival food, life-sized games, a beer garden, and more.

Managing all of these incredible Philadelphia activities and sights while attending the 2016 Democratic National Convention may seem like a lot, but we promise it’s worth it. With a city like Philly, you can never go wrong.