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Pearl Farmers Market

Spend Saturday afternoon shopping at the farmers market. You'll be able to stock up on healthy foods and support local farmers too. The Pearl Farmers Market features vendors that are all within 150 miles of San Antonio. Located along the banks of the San Antonio River west of Full Goods, this farmers market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. They offer seasonal vegetables, meats, baked goods, free range eggs, nuts, honey, coffee, spices and even fresh cut flowers. Though the Pearl Farmers Market has a parking lot, it often gets full. You can find additional parking underneath Highway 281 and along Grayson Street.

Pho Xe Lua Viet Thai Restaurant

In the heart of Philadelphia's Chinatown, which is rivaled in size only by New York's Chinatown, you will find the Choo Choo Train Restaurant. Called this because of the sign Pho Xe Lua offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a little bit of Thai options on the menu as well. As can be deduced from the name of the restaurant the Pho dishes are great, as are the spring rolls. All the food is made with the freshest ingredients and if you are looking for authentic Vietnamese roast duck then this should definitely make your short list. 

Remede Spa

Fall in love all over again with a romantic trip for two to the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel. As soon as you walk through the doors, you're enveloped by the therapeutic aroma of eucalyptus, putting you in the mood for some pampering. Then, indulge in the separate men's and women's locker rooms and amenities before meeting up relaxed and ready to enjoy the view overlooking downtown San Francisco in the co-ed swimming pool. As one of the few spas in the area that offer couples massages, you'll want to indulge in the Remede Spa's special packages; call or check the website for details.

Rittenhouse 1715

This small hotel made up of three conjoined brownstones in the heart of Rittenhouse Square boasts 23 guest rooms each uniquely designed with European flair. In addition to the complimentary continental breakfast served every morning you can also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine every evening in the Drawing Room. There is no garage but there are plenty of parking lots close by where you can park. It is a small hotel so if your plans change they request a three day notice if you need to cancel a stay for a holiday or weekend and one day notice to cancel a stay during the week. 

Soft Sensuous Moves

 

Pole dancing has moved out of seedy clubs and into the fitness spotlight. At Soft Sensuous Moves, you can learn the art of pole dancing in a group class setting. While it may look easy, pole dancing actually takes a lot of strength, stamina and balance. Soft Sensuous Moves offers a variety of different classes -- each for a specific skill level and focus. If you are new to pole dancing, their beginner course gives you a fun introduction and eases you into the process of making the pole your best friend. Prices start at just $15 for a single class.

 

Studio Vida

Exercise can be boring -- really boring. If you simply don't enjoy exercise, it may be time to try something new. At Studio Vida, you can do just that. They specialize in dance fitness and have popular classes that feature various music including salsa, samba, hip-hop, raggaeton and more. Their instructors are all about keeping the energy high and making sure everyone is having a blast. No longer do you have to worry about falling asleep on the treadmill! It's also very friendly to your bank account. Studio Vida charges only $8 as a drop-in rate. For an unlimited monthly package, the price is just $70.

Summit Rock Climbing Gym

If your kids are climbing the walls with boredom at home, get them to Summit Rock Climbing Gym in Grapevine ASAP! This 12,000 square-foot facility has walls as high as 33 feet and 120 different routes to challenge you, no matter how many times you visit. Parents can join in the fun or watch from comfortable leather couches. The fish tank in the reception area provides a serene way to take a break between climbs. You can just go for a day of family fun or get personal training to turn climbing into a family hobby. Is one of your kids having a birthday? Rent the portable wall and impress partygoers of any age.

Supreme Court

Take a trip to the Supreme Court and get first hand insight into the workings one of the highest levels of government. Entrance is free but you will need a photo ID to go through security screening before you can enter the building. You can tour the building and stop at the various exhibits and video stations to learn about the history of the Court and the building. You can also see actual cases from the court room, spots are available on a first come first serve basis. 

The Alexander Inn

The Alexander Inn offers great service, great location, and great price. Located within a walkable distance of the Independence attractions that the city has to offer. In addition to the complimentary breakfast you can take a break from your business or sightseeing and stop in the hotel throughout the day to grab a snack or fresh fruit courtesy of The Alexander Inn. From the fireplace in the lobby to the warm and inviting decor of the rooms and the staff that is willing to bend over backwards for the guests you will feel right at home and already planning your next trip. You will certainly enjoy the selection at breakfast and the discount parking available at nearby garages and all for a very affordable price.

The Chocolate Therapist

Every dessert lover knows that chocolate can cure a myriad of problems. Whether it’s your heart or your head (or your stomach) ailing you, the Chocolate Therapist in Old Town Littleton has exactly what you need to lift your spirits and satisfy your sweet tooth. Visit this cozy chocolate shop for an outstanding coffee drink paired with gourmet chocolate. They offer a wide selection of meltaways, toffee, caramels and truly unique chocolate creations. You can even sign up for a chocolate making class to make your own yummy desserts right in their kitchen.