Spotter in the Spotlight: Rob Hall

Rob Hall

Rob Hall

This week’s Spotter in the spotlight is Rob Hall from Philadelphia!

Rob has been a Spotter since April 2015. Born and bred in a small town, Rob has always wanted to visit as many places as possible; he takes at least 1 trip once a month. When traveling he likes to explore and experience the local culture of the place to the fullest. One of the things that he enjoys the most is meeting people from different cities and cultures and that is why he is more than happy to host them at his house, which he turned into a semi bed & breakfast spot.

Originally not from Philadelphia, Rob is in love with the city because there are always new places popping up in the city that are worth a visit. In addition, the infrastructure of Philly makes it pretty easy to get around the city. 

A small selection of Rob’s favorite spots:

Schuylkill River Dog Park

Image by Rob Hall

Image by Rob Hall

If you have a dog then this place will immediately turn into your little friend’s, as well as yours, favorite spot. Philadelphia has such a big love for dogs that it has a whole park designed for them. There are even different parts for dogs of different sizes in this park.

Even if you do not have a dog yourself just coming here and playing with one of the dogs can be extremely joyful for animal lovers.

Philly AIDS Thrift

Image by Rob Hall

Image by Rob Hall

If you want to get super unique and cool items for your wardrobe, while simultaneously contributing to a good cause, then this store is where you should head to right away. When you shop in this store the money you spend goes to some AIDS charities.

Moreover, since the shop also wants to create awareness about AIDS it gives its customers the opportunity to get tested for HIV for free.

Comcast Center

Image by Rob Hall

Image by Rob Hall

As the highest building of Philadelphia, and the 19th highest in the whole US, this ultra modern skyscraper is extremely energy efficient. The huge television screen there usually screens 3D shows of various themes and events. In addition, there is also an art exhibit above that looks so lifelike that you might think there are real people above you.

Sabrina’s

Image by Rob Hall

Image by Rob Hall

If you are looking for some out of the ordinary food then this restaurant might be just for you. The unique combinations that the cooks are dishing out will at first make you reluctant to place your order but once you go ahead and taste the food you will definitely have no regrets about your choice. And since Sabrina’s is BYOB you are more than welcome to bring whatever beverage you want with you.

First Friday Art Walk 

Image by Rob Hall

Image by Rob Hall

All the art lovers will probably be happy to learn that every first Friday of the month around 40 galleries in Old Town Philadelphia grant free entrance to their exhibitions.

Tip from Rob: definitely visit the Old City Jewish Art Center since the food they sell there will certainly make your experience even more enjoyable.

Are you a Philadelphia local?
We could use another Spotter in Philadelphia! Do you speak English, do you live in the city and would you like to join our awesome community? Get in touch!

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