If you like sushi, it’s almost a requirement to go get lunch or dinner at Morimoto. Expect to blow a lot of money there. It is expensive, but unlike Nobu in NYC, I was happy to give them my right arm to eat there becauase it’s absolutely unearthly.
Spend some time with your waiter/waitress there to find out exactly what to get for your first meal there.
It’s hard to know what you would be into doing without knowing more about your interests. I would suggest the art museum as well, and maybe stopping by South Street since it wouldn’t be very far. If you want some real South Philly food, wander down further into that area and check out the bakeries and butcher shops.
If you want to find a gay friendly event to go to, take a look at http://www.phillygaycalendar.com/ and see if anything there is of interest. I’d suggest taking a walk around the Gayborhood (http://www.phillypride.org/gayborhood.html) and specifically stopping by http://www.giovannisroom.com/ Hope that helps!
I second South Street.
Philly is wonderfully gay-friendly. Check out the Philly tourism site for some other suggestions.
Hi, I was just in Philly this weekend. I didn’t do anything particularly gay, but I do think Philly is a very welcoming city. They have a whole marketing campaign to bring in gay tourism (city of brotherly love). My partner and I walked around holding hands and acting intimate and didn’t see any strange stares.
Have fun on your trip. I recommend Eastern State Penitentiary – the most interesting thing we did on our trip.
Hi gopher646. I have lots of great tips for your weekend in Philly. I hope the weather is good – I think Sunday will be sunny and 70. Anywhoo, The gay area is affectionately called the gayborhood or the gaytto It is offically called B4 (which means 4 blocks off Broad Street). It is the hippest, up and coming part of downtown Philly so I am glad you will appreciate it! The heart of the area is 12th and 13th Street(between locust and Samsom). There are lots of cute boutiques and yummy resturants. I like Lolita on 13th it’s a BYOT (tequila) nouveau mexican fusion – Kinda weird – but thats me. There is a good regular Mexican place (definatly above average -it’s owned by Stephan Starr of Buddakan on NYC and AC fame) Its called El Vez ( don’t forget to check out the funky bathrooms downstairs (The guy is famous for putting cool bathrooms in his spots). Matthew Izzo is a cool boutique and Open House (a houeswares store on 13th is also great. BTW the liquor store is on Chestnut
Street I think. Crap – both kids just woke up from their naps at the same time – I’ll send you this to you to start and I will try to break away again to give you more ideas. Do u like sushi? Are you looking for inexpensive or anything goes?
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