Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country
By Karrie Gavin
Second Edition, October 2011
Journalist and Philadelphia native Karrie Gavin guides travelers around her hometown, from exploring Wissahickon Park to sampling the city’s renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. Gavin also includes one-of-a-kind trip ideas such as the Two-Day Best of Philadelphia and Philly’s Culinary Classics. With advice on the visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enjoying recreational opportunities on the Schuylkill River, and navigating Philly’s nightlife, Moon Philadelphia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Philadelphia
Enjoy the very best of Philadelphia with these itineraries:
- The Three-Day Best of Philadelphia
- Cheesesteaks and Beyond
- Top 10 for Kids
- Fun and Free: Philly on a Budget
Discover the ins and outs of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- Old City
- Society Hill
- Center City East
- Center City West
- Museum District
- South Philadelphia
- University City
- Northern Liberties
- Fairmount Park
- Greater Philadelphia
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Brandywine Valley
- Bucks County
- Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Karrie Gavin comes from a long line of Philadelphians, beginning with her great-grandparents, who immigrated from County Mayo, Ireland, over a century ago. Born and raised in Germantown and Mt. Airy, she now lives in South Philly with her husband Damian, their toddler Dylan, and their beagle Dottie.
As the Philadelphia/South Jersey Guide for About.com, Karrie keeps her readers informed on local happenings year-round. Her writing has appeared in numerous regional and national magazines, including Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Wedding, Philadelphia Home, AAA World, and US Airways magazine, and in the anthology PS: What I Didn’t Say, published by Seal Press.
Karrie earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Penn State University and a master’s degree in journalism at Temple University, where she also taught public speaking. Her interest in writing about Philadelphia was sparked during her time as editor of Campus Philly, a local nonprofit where she was responsible for creating online and print guides and a magazine for local college students.
When she isn't writing, Karrie uses her extensive local knowledge to help people find their dream homes as a real estate agent for Elfant Wissahickon. In her spare time, she assists adults with special needs on vacations and local outings through Special Vacations, an organization founded and directed by her mother.
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