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“What fun!?”

Reading Terminal Market
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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“What fun!?”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went to spend the last long weekend (MLK) in Philly, ostensibly to see "We Will Rock You" and we had great fun (both at the show and the Phila Museum of Fine Art). We also checked out Reading Terminal and we absolutely loved it. It is vibrant, full of color and aroma of good food. First, you park across the street and you can have your parking stub validated. This is very helpful and will save you a huge amount of parking fees. (From $29 to $4 for us). You cross the street and enter another world of happy people and good food.

We had Philly cheesesteaks and I will not recommend a particular place because they were all good. You can easily find a seat at the center of all the commotion:), listen to some musicians, and even have your shoes shined. The restrooms are CLEAN! Go to the back, turn left :). While there, we checked out the veggies, Amish popcorn and jellies (bought some), ate some cookies...BTW, Sundays--the Amish do not do business --so no pretzels and no jellies...but there are still so many more choices.

The plus for us was when there was a couple who chose to get married in the market and they encouraged people to continue walking around them. How cool is that?

While in Philly, do not miss out the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art. The Europeans are there--Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and the East Asian exhibit was truly impressive. And catch a Broadway show...

We stayed outside the city, by the airport, to save money on hotel.

Philly is not just about seeing the Liberty Bell, we truly had a great time.

Visited January 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't miss Site for eating & shopping”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Across from the convention center in Philly. There are places for a reasonably priced breakfast or lunch. There are places for take out. There are places to buy regionally produced deli items, like honey and candy of all kinds. It was a sensory overload, so I missed a lot of stuff. Be ready for large crowds to be there, but the place has so many choices, that you will find something that appeals to you.

Visited January 2014
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Roma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Splendida atmosfera”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very very nice! But very crowdy too. Hard to find a spot for your car without spending a fortune. Inside is so nice and you can eat everything. Cheesesteaks above all. There are also a stand owned by amish

Visited December 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great selection of food for everyone. We went to Miller's twist and had a pretzel and a pretzel dog. DELICIOUS! Such a cool place that has food you can prepare on your own and food you can eat right there.

Visited January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Bring you appetites”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Fun and varied place to walk around. Lots of food stalls to experience a variety of foods. It is a huge place with lots to see and experience.

Visited July 2013
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