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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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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
From $899.00

Bus

You can catch a bus any where in this city. For schedual information call the numbers below or visit the web site. Septa rules this town. As always be careful of strangers here! This is a great way to...
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tpangelinan
Apr 04, 2011

Take the subway in the city

Yep, Philly's got a decent subway system. I take it quite often since I live in the city and so does my sister. Many people who live in Philly are without vehicles of their own and the subway is...
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acemj
Jul 14, 2005

Subways easy to use!!!

We used the subway alot that day. It was raining so we would walk awhile and use the subway awhile. DayPassOriginally designed for tourists, the DayPass is a perfect fare option for shoppers,...
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butterflykizzez04
Mar 29, 2005

Bus

Well, I live in Fairmount (near the Art Museum) and while it's very close to Center City, the subway does not connect with my neighborhood. For me, the bus is a great solution. Operated by SEPTA, the...
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acemj
Jan 22, 2005

Don't feel like walking?

Philly's bus system is cheap, extensive and easy to use. We bought day passes, $6 a person and just hopped and off buses as needed. Especially easy to do in Center City where there is basically a bus...
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feline01
Sep 24, 2007

SEPTA needs to be more not less

I've lived in the Philly suburbs for over 15 years and public transit here is woefully lacking when compared to New York or just about anywhere in Europe.The system works well if you are traveling...
davidkarasek
Jun 09, 2007

Day trip from NY to Philly. It can be done EASILY.

I was staying in New Jersey. I had seen NY too many times without having focused enough on Philly. So I made the decision I wanted to day trip to Philly.I caught an Amtrak to Trenton (from Metropark),...
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ChadSteve1975
Sep 09, 2006

SEPTA Main Line

Philadelphia seems to have a good commuter rail network. It's called "SEPTA," and I think it means Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. (It has nothing to do with either Septic Sewers...
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yooperprof
Jan 21, 2006

The worst and Most Expensive system

The SEPTA system is by far one of the most pathetic systems I've ever travelled. It's the only one I've ever seen that includes it's extortionately priced regional rail as part of it's subway system....
ltp
Jul 17, 2005

Convenient Train to Philadelphia Airport

The SEPTA Regional Rail - Airport Line is a cheap, convenient train that runs between Philadelphia International Airport and downtown. The train runs approximately every 30 minutes. The train stops at...
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meteorologist1
Oct 19, 2014

Not Pet Friendly

SEPTA bus system is pretty dicey when it comes to transporting even your smaller dog. During transit in South Philadelphia, I experienced success getting in and out, but also rejections by two bus...
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atufft
May 11, 2015

Bus in South Philly

Bus G runs along Oregon Avenue, a major boulevard in South Philly that crosses the Shuylkill River toward the airport and commercial produce market. At the junction of Broad Street and Oregon, there's...
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May 11, 2015
 
 
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"Fantastic Philly! My homebase."
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"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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"PHILADELPHIA--Brotherly Love And More"
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"Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley"
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"City of Brotherly Love"
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Things to Do Near Philadelphia

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City Hall

We toured City Hall the largest and tallest City Hall in the United States. The tower reaches 548’ to the top of William Penn’s statue. The bronze statue of the founder of Philadelphia and all of...
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Masonic Temple

Full disclosure: I am not, nor have any close acquaintance with, a Mason. The following is not in any way an apologetic for a group that has no need to create apologetics. During the European Middle...
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Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running...
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824 and moved to this current location in 1884. This is not a museum. It is a library with more than 21 million items in their collections. The...
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The church was designed by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849. The tower was designed by Notman, but completed in...
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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of five squares planned by William Penn and was constructed in 1683. In 1825, the square was named in honor of Philadelphian David Rittenhouse who was an astronomer, clock...
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