Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love, which means if your brother, sister, mom, or that couch-surfing guy you know from college shows up, you can't really tell 'em to go home so that you can go back to eating some pretty darn good brunch. And unfortunately, you can't just ignore all their questions, either, so we answered most of 'em for you by listing 18 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about Philly.
1. No one goes to the Liberty Bell
Except around a million tourists a year… and they don’t count.
2. And no one goes to South Street anymore, either
Unless you’re looking for head shops, teen flash mobs, or a nipple piercing. Or Jim’s Steaks and Bridget Foy’s… ok, so maybe people do go to South Street, they just don’t admit it...
3. They don’t call it the Sure-Kill river for nothing
So don’t swim in it.
4. Don’t go any farther North than about Temple University
Or much farther West than UPenn. Or too far South... um, you probably better just stay in the middle.