Road Trip: Destination Philly

Welcome to Philly!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I know I did 🙂 Which is why I’m sharing my short day trip to Philly with all of you! Luckily, Philly is only a short hour drive from where we live. Which is wonderful news for my motion sickness that overcomes my body in the first 10 minutes.

I’ve never been to Philly an. However, we weren’t planning on staying long so I know I will have to make another trip to be able to fully explore the area. The purpose of our day trip was to go see Kaalen’s college roommate coach in a football game. He coaches for UNC Charlotte who happened to be playing Temple. I haven’t seen him or Kaalen’s group of friends in years so I was looking forward to get to hang out with them, and enjoy some college football.

The game started at noon and we got there just in time pulling up to the stadium right at 11:50! 🙂 Since graduating I haven’t been able to go back and visit West Virginia or attend any football games. I was looking forward to finally be back in the atmosphere of a college football game. I was a little let down by the fact that Temple plays at the Lincoln Financial Field. Now, I know Temple isn’t as big a school as West Virginia but I expected more of a crowd especially for it being their homecoming game.

When colleges play in a professional stadium it’s a completely different feel. It didn’t feel like a college game at all. My high school student section was more hype than Temples! Mind blown. If you’re wondering about the game… UNC Charlotte lost! But I loved being in good company. To make up for it we were able to go on the field after the game.

Even though I was unable to do any of the typical tourist activities while in Philly we were able to head down to Market Street for some good ol cheesesteaks. I don’t know anything about Philly or where the best place to get cheesesteaks from. But Kaalen said we had to try either Pats or Geno’s. Which just so happen to be across the street from one another. Both were such long lines and with 5 hungry people we didn’t think twice about jumping into the shortest one, Geno’s. Of course after we ate we then realized how smart it would have been for us to split up and try both restaurants! Rookie mistake.

Overall opinion of Geno’s…mediocre. Honestly I wasn’t impressed, meat was a little dry but I’ve had better cheesesteaks at home.

Guess I have more exploring to do.

If you’ve been to Philly what were some of the things you did while there? Where is the best place to grab a cheesesteak? What fun activities should I do on my next visit?

Let me know in the comments below!


P.S. I hope you like the back to back uploads! If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here!


  • Mary Martelli

    Pats! I went up to Philly for an Eagles game and stopped at Pats on the way back since it was less flashy-you definitely have to try it when you go back!

    • ericasamone

      Yeah I don’t know why we didn’t think to split up and try both. We were just super hungry I guess haha!

  • so fun with a road trip. Im sure you had a blast!!

  • Jackie

    I’m so glad you wrote about the trip, we had so much fun!

    • ericasamone

      I know I had so much fun! We are definitely going to have to make another road trip somewhere.