Philadelphia Antiques Show Don’t feel like trekking to NYC every time you want to see quality art? For American art and antiques, it’s hard to beat the Philadelphia Antiques Show April 28-May 1, 2012. Make a weekend out of it — read on to see our travel ideas from fun places to stay and hot dining spots, to must see and must do’s.
Eat & Drink Here:
Talula’s Garden was named one of the top 10 new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit, August 2011
Audrey Claire neighborhood dining — fresh, fun and fantastic
Village Whiskey for a great burger (as nominated for “Best New Burger Spot” Bon Appetit, July 2010)
The Franklin Bar for excellent artisanal cocktails in a speakeasy (and if you can believe, they won a James Beard award!)
Philadelphia Antiques Show EVENTS: Preview Party and the New Collectors Night are both very popular events at the Philadelphia Antiques Show. Also, be sure to look at the schedule of lectures.
Philadelphia Museum of Art — See the Van Gogh exhibit (closes May 6th) at its only US venue.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — PAFA & Dr. Barnes
Tour Historic Houses including the Powell House an 18th century home featuring gardens and period furnishings. It’s also where George and Martha Washington celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with dinner and dancing.
Longwood Gardens in case you’d like to continue to see art, art in bloom that is.