You guys! If you haven’t been to the Philly Zoo since you were 6 or 8 or even 15, it’s time to get back there. On top of the amazing new upgrades the zoo has made over the past few years, there is one particularly important new addition to the Philadelphia region . . . a very small, very furry, very adorable baby gorilla.
I am very lucky that my family lives relatively close to Philly, making their trips frequent (and welcomed). Included in those trips are our aptly titled “Girls Weekends,” where my mom, sister, sister’s puppy Ellie, and I (sorry, dad!) romp around the city eating, shopping, and laughing. Thanks to one of my Christmas gifts to my mom & sis (gift cards – not my most creative year), we picked one of the the season’s first warm weather weekends and had a lovely time. So, with Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share the deets of what I think was a pretty perfect Mother Daughter Day in Philadelphia.
I’m very close with my fam, so I frequently share things you can do with your parents in the city. We went on a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and more recently, I wrote about how to spend a weekend with your parents in Philly. I also have done plenty of mother/daughter city dates, like Mother’s Day Tea and some Restaurant Week dinners, but mainly just shopping at Anthropologie and finding places that serve orange vodka (this is an inside joke for my family – hi guys!).
And that leaves my pops, at home and very sad, because my dad loves Philly. So when the Flyers asked me if I wanted to attend a game, I knew my dad would be the perfect guest. In my experience, dads love beer, meat, and hanging with their daughters. And while the Flyers certainly like to keep us on our toes with their record, attending a game is always fun. To wrap up the year, the Flyers have some pretty cool ticket promotions going on, and they would be a perfect occasion to bring your pops to the city for a father/daughter date.