At 20th Century Cycles ( on Audrey Ave., you’ll find the Piano Man’s private garage and collection of 75 vintage motorcycles — talk about a vroom with a view. There’s lots to discover about your country’s founding in the City of Brotherly Love.
Independence Mall (phlvisitorcenter.com), the Liberty Bell (nps.gov) and Betsy Ross’ house are essential stops, as well as the cobblestone Elfreth’s Alley (elfrethsalley.org) and majestic Rittenhouse Square (rittenhouserow.org).
Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and their partner and Del Posto’s Executive Chef Mark Ladner join forces to create what the New York Times has called “A Modern Italian Master” after giving it four stars, the first four-star rating they’ve given in 40 years.
Their service is like a finely orchestrated opera, and the wine cellar is world class.
At the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery (wvwinery.com), sipping pretty in the tasting room is the name of game — and not just wine, but brandy, cider and other libations . Just 10 minutes from the Metro North station in lower Westchester, this 1,000-acre untouched forest preserve is a nature-lover's paradise.