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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Philadelphia

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...
peach93
Jan 31, 2005

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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acemj
Jul 16, 2006

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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SassyCycler
Aug 31, 2006

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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Andreja86
Jun 15, 2011

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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asturnut
Mar 17, 2006

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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alex0312
Oct 22, 2007
 
 
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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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TanjaE
Sep 12, 2002

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...
alexis7
Aug 08, 2009

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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Andreja86
Jun 18, 2011

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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davecallahan
Apr 18, 2007

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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acemj
May 12, 2004

Picture says it all....<br/>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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remosito
Aug 26, 2002

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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omar_samra
Aug 26, 2002

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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richiecdisc
Mar 12, 2010

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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225 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, 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

We waiting on line at the visitors center for free timed tickets to go inside Carpenters Hall. It is opened Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm. We then walked behind Carpenters Hall and got in line...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Musts: 1) See Van Gough's Original Sunflowers on display Who? Anyone who appricates Van Gough or art Why? Unlike other famous pieces of original work Sunflowers is not croweded with tourists and...
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Penn's Landing

This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...
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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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Liberty Bell

When asked what’s there to see and do in Philly, the first answer is almost always the Liberty Bell. And often, the first thing to see in Philly, before going on to other attractions. Brief history -...
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Top 5 Philadelphia Writers

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acemj

"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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