If you’re a fan of the Rocky movie franchise, or Sylvester Stallone in general, a visit to the famed Rocky Steps in Philadelphia is a must.
And when my friend, Beth, and I had a Girls Weekend in Philadelphia last August, this was a definite on our list.
Right after eating our way through Reading Terminal.
The 72 stone steps are located at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is relatively easy to find.
Parking, on the other hand, was not.
It was like the work-out before the work-out, if you know what I mean.
There were a few crews cleaning up from some sort of art show the evening before, and some areas were under construction, so between finding a good parking space, and navigating how best to get to our destination … well, we were determined and we got it done.
It was a warm, gorgeous day with beautiful blue skies. Which means hello photo op!
Because, besides perhaps running up and down the stairs and channeling your best Rocky moments, what else would you do?
At the bottom of the steps, there were a few, um, entrepreneurial types offering to use your camera to take your picture, for your donation of a few dollars, of course.
It’s the American way.
And there were also a few people selling t-shirts. I wanted one, but had left my wallet in the car.
Aside from that, there were small crowds here and there, but you were mostly left in peace to browse the area, take your pictures, work out (natch), and generally relive a moment or five in movie history (more details on the iconic scenes and background can be found here).
Additional Philadelphia sightseeing can be found on my Pennsylvania Pinterest-themed board here, and more travel posts coming tomorrow as we continue to celebrate Spring Break, hitting the road, and wander lust.