Philadelphia is a place that does things its own way. From the way locals got down during the citywide celebrations of the 2018 football champions to the hockey team’s transcendent mascot, there’s just something different. Before you take selfies at LOVE Park, climb the steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum, or reacquaint yourself with American history lessons at the Liberty Bell, let Southwest show you a little of what makes Philadelphia special.
Every city has its own cuisines and food customs, and the City of Brotherly Love is no different. From the ones you know (cheesesteaks) to those you may be less familiar with (water “wooder” ices, Italian tomato pies), Philadelphia has a food scene that’s a far cry from the norm in Fort Lauderdale. Let your taste buds loose while you’re in town.
If you’re going to immerse yourself in all things Philly, you need to talk like a local or at least understand what locals are saying. Here are a few terms to get you started: “Jawn” is a catch-all term that can mean a lot; treat it like a noun. “Youse” refers to a group of people; use it the same way you would “y’all” or “you guys.” When it comes time to order a cheesesteak, use “wit” and “witout” to convey what toppings to add or skip. If you’re short on cash, don’t ask where to find an ATM. In Philly, it’s the MAC (money access machine).
You know where to go, what to eat, and how to speak. The only thing left to do is book your flight from Fort Lauderdale.