Philadelphia is a common travel location in the summer in part because of its rich history, variety of interesting landmarks, and, of course, the food! There really is something for everyone in this great city, and the summer particularly is a great time to experience the culture while Philly is in full swing.
Here at Geno’s Steaks, we recognize that there are so many great places to see that it helps to have a short list of some of the most interesting spots to visit. Below are a few of the most common reasons visitors travel to Philly and updates from our Geno’s Steaks team.
The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence that many people visit the city from far and wide to see. One of the most interesting aspects about the bell is its rich history, as popular legend dictates that it was rang to celebrate our independence from Great Britain. While it does not see any use these days due to the distinctive, large crack that set in in February 1846, the beloved bell has a great home due to the National Park Service. Today, visitors can see the historic landmark at the Liberty Bell Center on 526 Market Street. The center is open daily 9am-5pm and admission is free! Plus, the Liberty Bell Center’s location in the city makes it a great place to visit if you want to travel to other local landmarks as well.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art stands out as one of the country’s oldest, prolific art museums in the country. Internationally, the museum is recognized by its steps, which Rocky Balboa famously ran up for training in the movie “Rocky” — which is commemorated with a huge statue on the property. At the museum, visitors can find a wide selection of impressive art pieces from various time periods, and it is currently displaying work from Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and more. The museum includes a ton of activities sure to impress those visiting the city. Art Kids includes tours and hands-on artistic activities for children throughout the summer. On Friday nights, visitors can enjoy evening access to the galleries where the admission price is whatever you choose.
When in Philadelphia, do as the Philadelphians do. When food is concerned, this means going on the hunt for the best cheesesteak in Philly! We’ll be honest with you, there are a lot of places out there to get a decent cheesesteak, however, there is a reason why visitors are always talking about visiting Geno’s Steaks on their trip specifically.
Founded in 1966, Geno’s has grown to become the home of the best cheesesteak in Philly. What really sets us apart from other cheesesteaks in the area is our commitment to quality both in terms of service and the food. Our ribeye is sliced, not chopped, and the meat quality and cut are top notch. We also realize that the bread makes the sandwich, and our bread from Liscio’s is high-quality to match what we put inside. We even have our own special roll— that’s how much we care!
More News from Home of the Best Cheesesteak in Philly
One piece of news that we are excited to announce is Geno’s Steaks owner Geno Vento’s birthday is coming up on July 27th! Geno is such a vital part of the Geno’s Steaks community, and his dedication to customers, providing great food, and supporting our team are just a few of the reasons why we are so excited to celebrate him. Thank you for all that you do Geno and have a happy birthday!
If you want to hear about some of the interesting news and planned events we have set for the near future, check our blog again soon for frequent updates and more information. Have a great summer and enjoy the weather out there!