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Karen Visits Philadelphia

Karen Visits Philadelphia

October 10, 2023

(Note: I write these reviews as I travel to help provide my clients with a little insight and inspiration! My aim is to review establishments, big and small, from the perspective of my unique client base. That is, I assess things like cost, value, accessibility (for those with extra mobility needs), LGBTQ-friendliness, and of course, whether it’s worth a visit in my humble opinion. Enjoy!)

I was fortunate to attend an AssetMark Investment Mastery conference this past September and lucky for me, my hubby tagged along on a little 5-day adventure to Philadelphia. To recap, it was an awesome two-day intensive class on how to research money managers so we can best design tailored portfolios for our clients. We dug deep into topics like due diligence, components of diversification and growth in balanced portfolios, and how AssetMark partners with us so we can best serve our clients.

About Philly…. First, our hotel happened to be in Conshohocken, just outside the city, and we found the best breakfast spot! So good in fact, that we ate there twice during our short stay. Check out my review of Nudy’s Café HERE.

During one of our afternoons off, we visited the Museum of the American Revolution. As an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy learning about history and visiting historic spots. Philly didn’t disappoint in this regard. This museum was terrific. Give yourself some time, as I didn’t see everything after 2 hours. One noteworthy exhibit is George Washington’s original war tent. For more details and photos, find my Google review HERE.

Along this theme of history, we also spent a few hours at the Eastern State Penitentiary. This was a very interesting, if not a bit sad, visit. There is an audio tour that takes you through the whole prison which was only updated to the point of keeping it safe to walk through, but it otherwise remains in its abandoned condition. Unfortunately, they don’t allow Google reviews, so you’ll have to visit their website for more info!

I can however provide a Google review for the trendy coffee shot across the street… OCF Coffee House. HERE. You’ll find lots of healthy drinks and some foods, including gluten-free selections, and plenty of space to sit and relax for a moment.

Here’s a bonus review of Lucha Cartel (a fun Mexican-themed restaurant downtown.) It’s more like Mexican fusion, but great food and drinks, nonetheless.

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