Hello from Philly! I got a little caught up on exploring. so I wasn’t able to update on my days 2 and 3.
I moved to a new Airbnb on the 1st which was in Rittenhouse Square. The area was absolutely gorgeous. It was so different in a ton of ways. For one, directly across the street from the building was Rittenhouse Square Park. It was perfect for Plato. There were so many other dogs and plush grass for him to run around on.
The building was also walking distance from tons of my favorite stores- Zara, H&M, Old Navy, Buffalo Exchange….Needless to say I went shopping.
There were so many cool places I checked out while there including The Dandelion Restaurant and Tattooed Mom. The Dandelion is this gorgeous pub/restaurant with amazing food. It has I believe 5 different rooms to dine in that all have different looks to them . I sat in the dog themed room, naturally. I highly recommend it. Tattooed Mom is a bar in South Street that is wild looking. It has bumper sticker type directions on every inch of the place, bumper cars as seats to hang out, and two floors with different scenery to check out. It was extremely interesting, but I don’t think I would go back for fun. It was a sight to see, but a bit too grungy for my liking.
The apartment itself was completely different from the previous one. It was a studio, lived in by the owner, and not as modern- more old fashioned. Luckily, it was a very dog friendly building and had a doorman which is a nice touch. I talked to the Airbnb host for a while when I arrived about how she quit her corporate job after 5 years and has just been doing odds and ends since then to make ends meet. It was really interesting to hear about her experience going from one extreme to another. Something to think about!
Overall, I would rate Airbnb apartment itself a 6 out of 10. Definitely cute, but not my style of apartment. The area itself, though, I am giving a 9.5 out of 10. This is exactly where I would want to live if I moved to Philly!
I’ll keep you posted on my experience at the next Airbnb in Northern Liberties.