UrHiP Guests’ Tips & Tricks
Welcome to the September edition of the UrHiP newsletter.
The kids are headed back to school and the weather is becoming milder, which can only mean one thing. Fall is upon us!
The end of summer may be bad news for some, but not for guests staying with UrHomeinPhilly!
Your friends at UrHiP have the inside scoop on what’s new and exciting for the month of September.
Enjoy the food and activities located around the city, then head back to one of rooms to enjoy a nice view and the fall breeze.
September’s newsletter features a lot of small dishes. Guests that love to taste test the entire menu will be in heaven when they hear about this Asian fusion restaurant.
As far as entertainment goes, this month marks the kickoff of one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful live shows. Enjoy the sights and scenery in this wonderful garden, every night this month.
We here at UrHiP aim to make Philly your “home away from home”. These are our suggestions for escaping the end of summer blues, here in Philadelphia.
Good Food – Sampan
Sampan is an oasis of contemporary Asian small plates located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia’s hot Midtown Village neighborhood on 13th St.
As an Asian fusion restaurant it specializes in small dishes, but don’t be confused by the wording. It can make for a hearty meal if done correctly.
Since the dishes are small, Sampan works best when guests order multiple dishes to share with friends and family. So bring a group, pick out few things you like to start, and go from there. Sharing is key and don’t be afraid to try new things!
The appetizer like portions are a blessing in disguise because you’ll want to try everything. There are so many delicious options, you won’t want to fill up on just one!
The waiters are in constant motion to ensure that when you’re ready for your next dish, they’re right there to get it. So while you chow down on their delicious Pork Bao Buns, they’ll be there to grab your next order.
Our personal favorite is the General Tso’s Soup Dumplings. As the title suggests, they are filled with a delicious broth, along with chicken. These dumplings may be a little tricky to eat at first, but you’ll be a pro by your third order (We know you’re going to want more than one order).
As for atmosphere, Sampan delivers too. A dramatic back-lit wall mural sets the scene for artful food, emerging from the restaurant’s centrally located open kitchen.
A carefully curated selection of wine, beer, sake, and cocktails complement the meal and guest experience.
There is no substitute for Sampan here in Philly and September is a great time to try it!
For more information and their full menu, visit their website!
Fun Entertainment – Illuminated Fountain Performances at Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens is a renowned destination for year-round natural beauty, but September is an especially great time to visit.
September marks the kickoff of the annual Illuminated Fountain Performances. Each performance has its own choreographed water display with a unique musical theme.
Some of the highlights include a Beatles themed show and a trip through some Disney classics entitled “Be Our Guest”. There’s so many different shows, it’ll be hard to choose just one.
This Saturday (9/8) features the Sounds of Motown with music from The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye (among others). There’s something for everyone!
Before (or after) the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm.
With a variety of different gardens, both indoor and outdoor, and a new flowers blooming each season, Longwood Gardens is a must see Philly destination.
Purchase tickets and learn more on their website.
Savvy Deals – The Philadelphia Sightseeing Pass
This month’s deal is a tourists dream. Groupon is offering the perfect pass to experience Philly.
The Sightseeing Pass gives guests the option of choosing between 3, 5, or 7 of Philly’s world famous attractions to visit, for one price.
The attractions include everything from the Philadelphia Zoo to bike tours around the city and from museum passes to tours of Lincoln Financial Field.
If you’re staying with us in September or in the coming months and you need a Philly crash course, this is the perfect pass for you.
Pass start at a slow as $44 for adults and $35 for children.
Purchase a pass on Groupon.com
September is Here!
So if you feel like taking an extended break in wonderful Philly, now that fall is here, for a couple days (or longer), why not stay with UrHomeInPhilly.
UrHiP is a Corporate Housing Company, who offers short term furnished housing in Philadelphia. Our homes are several times bigger than your conventional hotel and offer way more amenities.
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