Travel The World With Kids: Philadelphia

Posted: April 4, 2012

In the Women’s Web ‘Travel The World With Kids’ series, we talk to mums from all over the globe who are interested in exploring their backyard attractions with their tiny tots! We hope you find them useful, if someday you choose to visit their part of the world. Presented in Q&A format, this one is with Jo-Lynne Shane from Philadelphia, the blogger behind the award-winning lifestyle blog Musings of a Housewife.

Philadelphia has earned the epithet “Birthplace of America”. Jo-Lynne takes us through the kid-friendly places in Philly!

Hello Jo-Lynne! Tell us something about yourself.

I am a brand ambassador, freelance writer, and connector of people. I am also a founder of the Philly Social Media Moms, a vibrant networking group.


What are some of your suggestions for parents visiting Philadelphia with young kids?

The Please Touch Museum is great for young kids, and the Constitution Center should not be missed. Also, the Betsy Ross House is fun, and the Liberty Bell is a must-see although younger children won’t see the charm. Franklin Court is really neat too. For older kids, Independence Hall is a wonderful experience, and Congress Hall is a great place to stop too.

What have been some of your favourite outings in Philadelphia with your kids?

We took a day last summer and toured the Liberty Bell and the Constitution Center, and we took a carriage ride around historic Old City Philadelphia.

For tourists visiting Philadelphia for the first time, do you have any particular tips?

You can’t do it all in a day. Plan at least two days to see the historic sites. Also, if you want to visit Independence Hall, you will need to get tickets in advance. They sell out fast.

Are there any particular restaurants in Philadelphia that you think kids will enjoy?

We always enjoy going to Jones.

Any kid-friendly day trips out from your Philadelphia?

Yes, definitely. Lancaster is a great day trip. Also the New Jersey Aquarium in Camden is a wonderful experience for children, and it’s just across the river. Sports fans can tour the stadiums too.

Thank you Jo-Lynne!

*Photo credit: Jo-Lynne

Previous Interviews In The ‘Travel With Kids’ Series: 

Tiffany from Frankfurt

Subha from Zurich

Shalini from Norway

Nora from Morocco

Laylah from Riyadh

Lisa from Dubai

Sarah from New Zealand

Toni from Manila

Maid In Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur

Uma from Chennai

The Mad Momma from Delhi

Lakshmi from Hyderabad

Sunayana from Kolkata

Sunita from Pune

Anuradha from Mumbai

Artnavy from Bengaluru

Leonny from Singapore 

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