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If you’re Latino and in Philly, try these…

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lovestatue-jsmith-0696As summer time starts to come closer and closer we wonder, “Where are we going for vacation!?” While our families are busy planning our vacations, we start to think why we are going with them. But remember, Latinos are family-oriented so wherever mom, dad, abuelito, tia, prima, etc are going…we also tag along.

So where do we go this year? How about Philadelphia!? Philly is a perfect weekend getaway for tu familia. Did you know Philly is 350 miles from 25% of the country’s population? I bet you didn’t. And what better way to spend time with your familia than in our nation’s birthplace. I know we’ve all probably heard it all when we were in school, but the experience is even better.

First time in Philly or haven’t been since grade school? Here are your must do’s:

  • First stop, the Liberty Bell – The Liberty Bell has a new home, and it is as powerful and dramatic as the Bell itself. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell.
  • 4th of July in Philly – Because two dazzling fireworks displays are better than one, Philadelphia lights up the skies on two consecutive weekends. The first time around is on June 27th at Penn’s Landing. The following week, sparks fly over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a breathtaking finale to the concert outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. July 4. The best part…it’s free!
  • Take a picture in front of the LOVE statue – The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself – the Robert Indiana sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall.

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  • Grab an authentic cheesesteak – You choose where you get it from! Although I hear South Philly offers the best.
  • Leave the kids at home because we’re going to dance the night away – From beginners to competitors, Philadelphia is a dance oasis for Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cumbia and Bachata lovers. Philadelphia’s Latin dance scene has traditionally played itself out in a variety of dinner-dance locales. Most focus on serving dinner on the weekend until the late hours when they are converted into hot night spots where Latin dance enthusiasts dance until the wee hours.

And of course there are a lot more things to while there. If you’re stuck, check out gophila.com or phillyfunguide.com. You can plan your own itinerary and add everything there is from a – z.

- Eric

Originally from New Jersey but currently residing in Philadephia, Eric enjoys the variety of options he has to do during his free time. Colombiano, Latino Greek, Social media friendly, Tatted up, Working (gophila), Eric is an all-around guy who stays positive and enjoys the company of others.

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