Great Eats, Haunted Attractions & Lodging – Philly Style

Philadelphia is a beacon of historical treasures, from national landmarks to shopping and fine dining, there’s never a dull moment.

For your first meal, treat yourself to the P.S. & Co. organic, gluten-free, vegan menu, sourced locally. We’re loving their Aquafaba brioche, topped with Vietnamese cinnamon, maple syrup, caramelized apples and coconut cream, with a side of iced almond milk coffee. Breakfast at Sabrina’s Cafe in City University is homey and delicious, try their huevos rancheros, made with blue corn tortilla, smokey chorizo, spicy guacamole, lime sour cream, eggs served any style, gooey pepper jack cheese and fried jalapeno pepper.

Seafood lovers will enjoy the no frills approach to handpicked crab, shrimp and lobster meat at Luke’s Lobster with your choice of healthy sides, like a bed of fresh greens, served with lemon wedges and honey balsamic dressing. Meat eaters will go crazy at Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. Sink your teeth into the Southern delight of imported meats and cheeses, artisan breads, and fresh, seasonal greens.


Brioche French Toast (P.S. & Co.)
Cold Brew Coffee (P.S. & Co.)
Lobster Salad (Luke’s Lobster)
Salmon (Fogo de Chao – Philly)
Jesenia (JGB) at Fogo De Chao (Philly)

Once the lofty prison cell block for notorious mob boss Al Capone, the Eastern State Penitentiary now stands as a tourist attraction for day tours and during the Halloween season, haunted nightly tours. With its ominous guard towers and securely vaulted cells, this massive architectural construct continues to confine tortured souls.  Adrenaline junkies with be satiated at Pennhurst Asylum. Navigate through Maximum Security, The Morgue and a 1,200 foot Pennhurst complex.  Self-guided tours include the Mayflower After Dark (featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters). Wander alone through the dormitory, encounter sprites and orbs at your own risk, and visit the museum of Pennhurst State School to learn about the hospital’s history and observe cool artifacts up-close.


Jesenia (JGB) with Actor (Eastern State Penitentiary)

Pennhurst Asylum

Experience Four Diamond luxury at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. This 47,000 square foot skyscraper boasts incredible views of Center City, complimentary wifi , in-door pool, a tranquil lobby lounge and fresh roasted La Colombe coffee served daily.


Scenic views (Loews Philadelphia Hotel)
Panoramic views (Loews Philadelphia Hotel)
Cozy (Loews Philadelphia Hotel)

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