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Private Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York
"You will be met in the morning by your own private driver-guide and vehicle at the New York City location of your choice.  Together you will travel to Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  There you will explore the historic Independence Mall with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  You will stroll through America’s oldest neighborhood Elfreth Ally with its cobbled street and Georgian and Federal-style houses.  You will pass by Betsy Ross’s House-birthplace of the American flag; the original President’s House; Christ Church’s Burial Ground with the graves of some of America’s earliest prominent leaders; the First Bank of the United State and more.  Lunch will be had at the bustling Reading Terminal Market
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
"Are you tired of going on tours in which the guide knows less than you do? The guides for Bow Tie Tours are teachers not actors or college students who have studied a cram sheet and they are well-trained in providing people information in an interesting and entertaining manner whether you are a parent with young children or a college professor looking to gain insight into the historical activities of Philadelphia. Join us as we see Independence Hall Declaration House Franklin Court the Betsy Ross House
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 27 stops covering 16 miles of Philadelphia. Ride the full 1.5-hour loop with live commentary on board and enjoy access to 100 of the city's most popular attractions and landmarks. Hop on and off as you please!Travel at your leisure with this valuable today and tomorrow pass that allows to explore with added value of transportation throughout Downtown"""This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease. Take advantage of this 2 day pass that allows you to explore Philadelphia with the added value of transportatation. Expert local gui including the Liberty Bell Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus
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King of Prussia Court & Plaza: Shopper's Paradise

Oh My Gosh! What can I say. Coming from Los Angeles which has countless malls and places to shop, this mall made my jaw drop.

Eight major department stores and 365 shops, including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Louis Vuitton, Nordstroms and Tiffany's; 40 restaurants from Cheesecake Factory to Morton's.

At Christmastime King of Prussia mall has the most SPECTACULAR visit with Santa I have ever seen. Sitting below a huge tree is a large carousel with images of Valley Forge on the diaorama. Santa sits on a gold and red throne. Words cannot do this justice.

What to buy Check out April Cornell, the really cool Urban Trader and at Christmastime look for Christmas on the Mall.
I like Coldwater Creek, too.

Auntie Anne's has the best soft pretzels

What to pay Oh boy, that is a loaded question

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Jan 29, 2005

King Of Prussia Court and Plaza: Second Largest Mall in the U.S.

Ok.. I have been to many malls including the Mall of America, which is the largest in the U.S. But, right here in Philadelphia, we have what has been rated as the second largest mall in America and by far Philly's most popular. No.. it does not have an indoor amusement park..and no rollercoaster rides etc.. but, it does have enough stores to satisfy even the most passionate of shoppers.

There are 8 anchors and include Bloomingdale's, J.C.Penney, Macy's, Sears, Strawbridges, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Lord and Taylor.

365 specialty stores. 35 restaurants and eateries. Almost 3 million square feet of prime retail space.

The mall was established in 1959 but by 1967, King of Prussia Plaza included both open and enclosed mall areas, 1.3 million square feet of leasable space and some 140 stores offering a full range of retail merchandise and services. A true regional shopping center. In the late 1970's, plans were developed for an adjacent mall, the King of Prussia Plaza had always been directed toward a broad audience, The Court was to appeal to the more affluent, fashion-minded shopper.

Opening in 1981, The Court at King of Prussia was an architectural delight. Fanning out around the new Bloomingdale's, the two-level structure made maximum use of natural light through continuous clear-story skylights. Fountain courts graced the entrances of each department store. And full-size trees and plants created an inviting, natural feel.

Starting in 1995 and continuing through 1996, both The Plaza & The Court at King of Prussia underwent an extensive $180 million renovation and expansion. The most significant additions were important new names like Nordstrom, Niemann Marcus and Lord & Taylor, not to mention a list of 100 new high-end specialty shops that reads like a "Who's Who" of retail.

What to buy .

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May 21, 2003

King of Prussia Court & Plaza: Like shopping...?

Like shopping, then you will just LOVE King of Prussia, its arguably the biggest mall on the east coast of America. We spent a day there, and never made it around to all the shops, as there were to many. I would also recommend going during sale times, when they have lots of good reductions, and you cal pick up fantastic bargains!

What to buy I got really cheap Jeans and gorgeous boots. I got some Polo jeans for about $19 and Levi for about $20.

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Oct 19, 2004

King of Prussia Court & Plaza: ehhh

KOP is a huge mall. they have select stores that you cant find just anywhere, such as versace or juicy couture. most stores though are just average stores you can find at your mall at home. the department stores are nice, if you have a lot of money. expect to pay high prices because a lot of the stores are designer labels. if you like that stuff, come out and give KOP a shot, but otherwise a local mall should do you the same.

What to pay average - very very very high

Jun 20, 2007
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King of Prussia Court & Plaza: King Daddy of Malls in Philly area

Huge Mall (a little off the beaten path) in the suburbs outside Philadelphia (North and West of the city). Over 400 stores and restaurants such as Burberry, Hermes, Aldo, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Louis Vuitton, Urban Out Fitters, Brooks Brothers, Diesel, A/X, Versace, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, etc, etc!!!

What to buy Some great designer stores: See above, or check out the website:

What to pay depends on how much time you spend there!

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Sep 06, 2006

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