Not so, it drizzled most of the day, was gloomy and cold. In addition, I think every school in PA had decided to spend the day.
We decided to make it easy on ourselves and book two tickets on the Jump on-off bus. There were a couple of things we were very interested in seeing. One was Elfreth's Alley, a street in Philadelphia which is referred to as "Our nation's oldest residential street," dating to 1702. As of 2012, there are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836. We managed to squeeze in between groups and get a real feel of how it must have been to live there in the old days. Each house was well maintained, even today and very colorful.
The Reading Terminal Market, established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Through its long and interesting history , it has seen times both good and bad, but has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country.
When you visit the market, you can enjoy eating virtually every type of cuisine, from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare — all available from largely family-run stands.
We ate a German lunch and it wasn't the best. But the farmer's market stands were outstanding and so full of variety.