Perfect Day: The Birthplace of America with Adam Grant

The Birthplace of America with Adam Grant
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Wharton Professor / Give and Take Author


My travel cravings are for pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and new sports and cultures. My earliest travel memory is going to Chicago with my parents and sister.

I would spend my perfect day in Philadelphia because my wife and daughters live here with me. My most memorable moment here was the birth of our second daughter, and the place I'm most excited to visit next is the Please Touch Museum. If I were visiting Philadelphia, I would stay at The Rittenhouse Hotel.

Morris Arboretum

The activities that can't be missed

1. Running up the rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

2. Going to Sesame Place with the kids.

3. Walking through the Morris Arboretum.

Butcher & Singer

My favorite places to eat

1. Butcher & Singer for their steak and baked Alaska.

2. R2L for the view of the city skyline.

3. Pod for their fried rice.

Independence Hall

The places you should definitely see

The Franklin Fountain

My favorite hidden gems

1. The Franklin Fountain, an ice cream shop.

2. White Dog Café, known for their organic cuisine.

3. Federal Donuts.


We took Adam's favorite places and created a Perfect Day.