I have a long layover in Philadelphia this coming Saturday, and I think I'd like to take the train from the airport into the city to explore a bit, get some food, relax, then head back to the airport. My flight arrives at 7:30 AM so I could probably be in the city by 8:30 or so (I'll have no bags, since they go straight through)....I'll probably want breakfast and/or brunch and/or lunch before heading back to the airport...I probably need to be back at the airport by 1:30 or 2 PM for an int'l flight that leaves at 4 PM.
Within Philly, I would like to only take public transportation.
One idea I had was to go to the big market (farmers market?) and walk around there, get some good coffee and breakfast, etc. Any details about this? I'm looking to keep things pretty inexpensive.
Another idea is to get a cheesesteak sandwich (I live in San Francisco, so it'd be great to have this or other east-coast foods that we don't have as much here).
A third idea is to go to this Chinese place called Evegreen to try the cheesesteak egg rolls that Gary Soup was talking about. http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/langua...
It seems like I could get there by public transportation okay....but maybe this trip would be silly? The idea of it is great, but any first-hand experience would be appreciated.
So does anyone have good suggestions for cafes, or even entire neighborhoods worth exploring on Saturday morning? Thanks a lot,