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Activities to do in Philadelphia

Moving to the Philadelphia area? Here 10 great ways to get to know your new city better.

1. Liberty Bell

Philadelphia is the home of the historic Liberty Bell. Experience part of America’s history first hand by stopping by the exhibit.

2. Catch a Game

Philadelphia is home to the Phillies, the Eagles, and the Flyers. Depending on what season you are in, go catch a game!

3. Barnes Foundation

Go explore their great collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings.

4. Eat a cheesesteak

Go see what all the hype about cheesesteaks in Philly is at Pat’s King of Steaks.

5. Philadelphia Zoo

No matter what age you are, visiting all the animals at the Philadelphia zoo never gets old.

6. King of Prussia Mall

This is the second largest mall in the United States. You are sure to find what you are looking for here with over 400 stores!

7. Barcade

Come enjoy vintage arcade games and meet new people at one of Philadelphia’s most popular bars.

8. Concerts

Philadelphia is home to many concert venues, don’t miss out when your favorite band comes to town.

9. Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps”

Snap a picture in front of the statue as well as run up the steps that Sylvester Stallone ran up in the movie “Rocky.”

10. Independence Hall

Tour the birthplace of the United States, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed.

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Best Tips For The Beach This Summer

Planning on going to the beach this summer? Try out these helpful tips to have the best time possible.

Protect Your Skin

Reapply sunscreen constantly. Nothing makes a trip worse than getting a sun burn. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen on your children as well.

Protect Your Eyes

The sun can do much more harm to your eyesight than you think. Get yourself a nice pair of sunglasses for some style, as well as safety.

Protect Your Phone

The last thing you want is to be enjoying the sand and the water when a huge wave comes in and wrecks your whole setup of your things. Keep your phone in a sealed Ziploc bag to protect it from any sand or water.

Stay Hydrated

It is easy to lose a lot of water when you are out in the sun all day. Be prepared and bring lots of water with you.

Cool Down

Put aloe into an ice tray to make aloe ice cubes. Use them on your burns when you get back from the beach that day to sooth your skin. Even if you don’t get burned, it is still good for your skin and feels nice too.

Floating Keys

If you’re going out on a boat, consider attaching a cork to your keys so that they’ll float.

Provide Shade

If you burn easily, or just don’t want to be in the sun for the full day on the beach, make sure you bring a beach umbrella or a big floppy hat works too.

Hair Ties

If you have long hair, stock up on hair ties. They help get your hair off your back and neck which will keep you cool. They also prevent your hair from blowing all over your face in the wind.

Shampoo & Conditioner

If you’re just making a beach trip for the day and your beach has showers to wash the sand off at the dunes, bring shampoo and conditioner to make your ride home cleaner. Even if you are going for more than a day, pack extra shampoo and conditioner to get all the sand out of your hair.

7 Easy Patriotic July 4th Recipes

Firecracker Strawberries

Dip the strawberries halfway into marshmallow fluff, then dip the tip into blue sprinkles.

American Flag S’mores

Lay out chocolate bar pieces across the bottom of an oven pan. Dip marshmallows into water prior to covering them in red, white, or blue sprinkles, so that the sprinkles stick. Place each colored marshmallow into the pan, blue in the top left corner, then alternating red and white stripes for the remaining space.

Strawberry Cheesecake Boats

Cut your strawberries in half and hollow out the middle. Mix one (8-ounce) package of cream cheese with ½ cup of sugar with a beater in a bowl. Fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Place three blueberries onto the cream cheese to top it.

Chips and Dip

Buy your dip of choice or make your own homemade dip. Then add a mix of purple, red, and white tortilla chips to go along with it. Feel free to add red bell peppers for an extra pop of color.

Fruit Skewers

Use your choice of colored fruits to make red, white, and blue skewers. Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, watermelon, and bananas are all good options for different colors.

July Caprese

Mix blueberries, mozzarella, basil and tomatoes in a bowl. Add a balsamic drizzle on top. A similar substitution is using blueberries, feta, mint leaves, and strawberries.

4th of July Chex Mix

Mix chex cereal with red and blue m&m’s and/or dried cranberries and dried blueberries in a bowl. Put white chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl, and heat them until melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate onto the mix.