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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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Guided Philadelphia Bike Tour
"On this 2-hour bike tour you’ll cover more ground than you would on a walking tour and see so much more than you would from a bus window! View over 30+popular Philly attractions including the Schuylkill River Fairmount Park Boathouse Row Eakins Oval
From $50.00
 
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
From $32.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Philadelphia

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Hotel Room Service Scam

Apparently, some of the hotels in Philadelphia's downtown area have been having a problem with waiters from various temp agencies (who are not hotel employees) trying to scam guests who order room...
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The madness is coming . . .

This peaceful looking historic building was once the Seamen's Church Institute. Constructed in 1902, the building was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1977, but soon it will...
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The "iffy" pretzels

Philadelphia is home of the soft pretzel. In fact, the pretzel was invented here. But Philly is known for the soft pretzel. Forget about NYC and other places where they're burnt or just not soft. Now,...
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Don't drive in Phily during rush hours

As the topic says you shouldn't drive though Philadelphia in rush hours.I drove to Philadelphia a couple of times and chose to wait until around 9-10 PM to drive to the city center. In the afternoon...
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City Hall disorients traffic patterns

William Penn atop Philadelphia's City Hall is a great visual cue to keep oriented whilst in Center City, but causes havoc when you are trying to drive around him! All of center city is a perfect grid,...
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On the outskirts of center city

Unfortunately, just like any other city we have our bad neighbourhoods as well. If you are visiting Philadelphia and staying in center city, be wary of where you go late at night as you may wind up...
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Don't ever drive with your own...

Don't ever drive with your own car and look for new tires or a broken trunk locker....you'll spend half of your vacation getting the new tires rotated so they won't shake any longer... (oh, no, sorry,...
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North Philadelpia . . .

Ok where to start first of all i have lived in north philadelphia all of my life and honestly there is nothing to be scared of. If you are so worried about your saftey that means your probably a rich...
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not safe to roam

The crime statistics for Philadelphia are right off the charts. (a quote from wikipedia: "Philadelphia was ranked by Morgan Quitno as the 6th most-dangerous American city with a population of over...
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Parking fees

When you are travelling to Philadelphia by car you should add $20-25 dollars for parking in the city center.The city center has a lot of parking garages and they are easy to find but they are rather...
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I recommend not driving if...

I recommend not driving if you're a visitor and you plan to spend most of your time in Center City, simply because you won't need to. If you do rent a car, however, be sure to lock it up. Auto theft...
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Picture says it all....
don't...

Picture says it all....don't leave yer bike around for too long...:-) Note: this is not my bike and I don'tknow how long it had been standing theretill it got stripped naked like this...I just happen...
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Umm, if you're a 15 year old...

Umm, if you're a 15 year old kid with a large suitcase coming out of a bus station. Don't happily give your stuff to the first self confessed taxi driver that comes your way. You might find that he...
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Original Bookbinders

Don't go to the Original Bookbinder's. The once famous Philly landmark seafood restaurant is now closed down. Update: It looks to have reopened. Now, the only danger is going broke eating there. It IS...
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Top Hotels in Philadelphia

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301 South 12th and Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
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1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
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235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
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3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
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1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
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120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
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Top Things to Do in Philadelphia

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ChinaTown

Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered,...
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Independence - Carpenter's Hall

The place where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the main attraction of the Independence National Park. This was the Pennsylvania statehouse and also housed the Continental Congress...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Getting to appreciate art by what Id been seeing and experiencing in Europe it was great to visit here to see another Van Gogh ('Sunflowers' home is here!), Degas, Monet and Rodin amongst other...
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City Hall

The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me. I'm not able to write about it, but I dare to transcribe visitphilly: Overview City Hall is the largest municipal...
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Liberty Bell

One of my main goals when visiting the Old Town area was to see the Liberty Bell. I can recall, when I was very young, reading about the Liberty Bell and how teachers stress the meaning of Liberty and...
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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...
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Top 5 Philadelphia Writers

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"Fantastic Philly! My homebase."
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blueskyjohn

"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
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VeronicaG

"PHILADELPHIA--Brotherly Love And More"
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bct341

"Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley"
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Sue08080

"City of Brotherly Love"
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