One Liberty Observation Deck Review / #PhillyFromTheTop Giveaway

So, I hope you had an amazing weekend! We had a blast exploring 3 new breweries + restaurants in the Fairmount hood – I shared some of our fun on Instagram. I love where we live in the city – and lots of new places to eat + drink popping up make me so happy!

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Anyways, today I wanted to share with you a fun adventure we had last week! I had the opportunity to join some other local Philly bloggers and check out the new One Liberty Observation Deck! This was something that has been on my radar for a while now, I’ve been meaning to check it out ever since it opened, so I was pumped when I had the opportunity to see it with the boys, and bring my parents along as well!


We got there a few minutes early and since they take groups up at specific times all together, we enjoyed a few escalator rides to pass the time – Brooks was clearly obsessed. What toddler doesn’t love a good escalator ride?!

After riding the escalator we made our way to pick up our tickets. The lovely PR team hooked us up with a little extra treat for the kids – a old school view finder with photos from the #viewfromthetop – it was a great little present to keep the kids entertained and a nice souvenir!


While we waited to go up to the top, we checked out the gift shop – lots of great gift ideas!

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Then it was time to make our way up to the top to the One Liberty Observation Deck. We started the experience off by Ben Franklin’s feet – the whole thing has a theme around good ‘ol Ben!


Next we took a elevator ride up 883 feet above street level to the 57th floor – it was a 75 second express  ride to the top. This is the tallest standing attraction in Philadelphia – within the iconic Helmut Jahn designed skyscraper that was the first building in Philadelphia to be taller than the statue of Willian Penn on City Hall in 1987.

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When we went last Thursday, it wasn’t the clearest of days so I didn’t know what to expect – but I was blown away by the gorgeous views up on top, and just how far we were able to see in the distance. It was the perfect day to see the sights!


Brooks {and my parents} were pretty impressed. The observation area is really gorgeous, the area is spacious and did I mention the views are pretty spectacular?!


I’m not one for heights, but it was really cool to be up this high – I can only imagine how much more beautiful it will be, come spring when the trees are in bloom and everything is green, sunny and gorgeous!


These pictures seriously don’t do the day justice. Looks sort of gloomy, but it really wasn’t – very calming and great to take in the scenery! pointrivers

Another cool thing about the view from the top is there are all these awesome interactive spots that let you check out different views of different areas of the city. Brooks enjoyed moving that around! Ha!


Seriously, the views?! You can see a 360 vantage point from all over Philadelphia, over the bridges to New Jersey down the river all the way to Delaware and pretty much as far as the eye can see!

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Remember the feet from down on the first floor? We found the rest of Ben Franklin up top!

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To all my Philly friends or those visiting Philly sometime soon ->

Want to win a tickets to check out Philly from the top yourself?!

Leave a comment below letting me know who you would want to check out the awesome views with!

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If you want to scoop up some tickets for yourself  be sure to give your family a bird’s eye view now through March 31, 2016. Two adult (ages 12+) and two youth (ages 3-11) tickets for $49. A savings of $17. Only available for purchase at the ticketing desk.


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  • Reply Rebecca February 8, 2016 at 10:07 am

    My husband works in that building, so we’ve been wanting to go! I’d love to see the views.

  • Reply Kiersten t February 8, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’ve been following them on Instagram and would love to see it in person! We are flying home the last weekend of February – perfect timing 🙂

  • Reply MaryBeth February 8, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I’ve been meaning to check this out! Great review! I’d love to go with my husband.

  • Reply Megan F February 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I would love to take my husband and daughters up there. We live in the suburbs of philly and want to make more of an effort to see the sights downtown

  • Reply Rachel C February 8, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I love visiting Philly & this looks awesome. I’d check it out with my best friend

  • Reply Meg February 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thanks for the review! My 10 year old son would really enjoy this experience!

  • Reply Meg February 8, 2016 at 11:18 am

    And I need one of those magnets, how adorable are they?!

  • Reply Nicole Montenegro February 8, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I would love to take my husband here for Valentine’s Day weekend while my inlaws watch our two year old!

  • Reply Emily B. February 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

    My boyfriend and I are planning on going in the next few weeks.

  • Reply Emily S. February 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I would take my husband and infant. I would love to go in the spring or summer and catch a nice sunset!

  • Reply Morgan February 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I would love to go up there with my two children! We have been to observation decks in NYC and Chicago so this seems so fitting being we live just over the Delaware River:)

  • Reply Monica February 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I’d love to check this out with my husband.

  • Reply Patty O February 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Totally awesome views of the city – love to go back and experience again on a beautiful, sunny day! I’m sure it’s beautiful! Thanks to my daughter for such a great time with the family! XOXO

  • Reply Kelly Moran February 9, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I think my husband and kids would absolutely love to visit!! The sites look absolutely breathtaking!!

  • Reply Sharona February 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    My boyfriend and I are new to Philly and we’d love to see it!

  • Reply Ashley February 11, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I would take my family

  • Reply Deborah February 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I would take my husband and kids

  • Reply Harmony b February 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Very cool, my boys would love it

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