PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - It was the first thing that hit them in the face when they arrived in Philly. And no, it wasn't a snowball.
“The humidity, number one. I was expecting the humidity; I got the humidity, right,” 18-year-old New Mexico delegate Andre Gonzales said.
Out of towners – delegates, volunteers, the media using this day before the start of the convention as a chance to take in the city while they can.
“They jam us for so many events, it's hard to get around the city,” Bob Holland, a California super delegate, said.
The historic sites top the list, of course.
“I have friends who have been to Philadlephia and they are saying you got to see the Liberty Bell, you got to go see the constitution center, you've got to go all these different places so, I really want to site see that's for sure.”
And a close second -- the food.
“The food has been amazing. I gained three points since yesterday, and the week isn't over yet!” Rebecca Chernack, from Los Angeles, said.
Seems like everyone's heard of The Reading Terminal Market even if they weren't exactly sure what is was called.
“I want to go see that market. It's right down here, the indoor market? What's it called?”
No surprise, there was a wait for cheesesteaks. But how to pick the best one?
“My friend told me to go to the place with the longest lines. So here I am in a very long line.”
“I want to go to the independence restaurant, is that what it's called? Anyway, I ate there 15 years ago and had this great salad.”
And you remember it 15 years later?
So much to learn about the city.
Like, who exactly is that on top of City Hall?
“Benjamin franklin, everybody knows that. I was going to guess Benjamin Franklin, judging by the coat and hat. It's not Benjamin Franklin.”
We happen to introduce them to William Penn.
And volunteers, too, were doing what they could to promote the city.
“Actually we've been asking questions. What do you think about Philadelphia, do you like it here, what have you seen? Some people have been to Cleveland as well, we're saying how isPhiladelphia better. We want to make a good impression for our city, because sometimes it doesn't always happen. But we're nice people, believe it or not,” Maria Oberst, a volunteer, said.