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The Ultimate Philadelphia Travel Guide Collection - 2 Guides with MAPS

Do You Want To Travel To Philadelphia But Don't Know Where To Start Or Which is THE Best Place to Visit?

Then You Really NEED This Collection of 2 Philadelphia Travel Guides with Helpful Maps, Contact Information and Travel Directions.

More than 300 Pages of PURE Content. Hers is just the tip of the iceberg.

WHATS NEW IN PHILADELPHIA 1
1 THE BEST OF PHILADELPHIA 4
1 Favorite Philadelphia
Experiences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
2 The Best Hotel Bets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
3 The Best Restaurant Bets . . . . . . . . . .10
2 PHILADELPHIA IN DEPTH 14
1 Philadelphia Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
How to Speak Like a Philadelphian:
Ten Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
2 History 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
A Curse Broken, A Curse Uttered . . . . . 20
3 Public Art & Architecture . . . . . . . . . .21
Public Displays of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4 Philadelphia in Popular Culture. . . .23
5 Philadelphia Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA 29
1 Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Philadelphia Pre-departure
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
2 Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
3 When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Philadelphia Calendar of Events . . . . 33
4 Getting There & Getting Around . . . .37
5 Money & Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
What Things Cost in Philadelphia. . . 44
6 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
7 Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .44
8 Sustainable Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
9 Special-Interest Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
10 Staying Connected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
4 SUGGESTED PHILADELPHIA ITINERARIES 53
1 The Best of Philadelphia in 1 Day. . .53
2 The Best of Philadelphia in 2 Days . . . .57
3 The Best of Philadelphia in 3 Days. . .58
The Neighborhoods in Brief . . . . . . . . . 59iv
CO N T E N T S P H I L A D E L P H I A
5 WHERE TO STAY 64
1 East of Broad Street (Old City &
Convention Center Area). . . . . . . . . .65
2 West of Broad Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
The Four Seasons Favorite Spots . . . . 73
Best-Kept Secret of a B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . 78
3 University City
(West Philadelphia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
4 Near the Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
5 City Line & Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
6 Hostels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
6 WHERE TO DINE 84
1 Center City: East of Broad . . . . . . . . .84
Business Lunch: Meet & Eat or
Grab & Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
2 Center City: West of Broad . . . . . . . .94
A Taste of Ethnic Philly: Reading
Terminal Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Simple Pretheater Choices . . . . . . . . .102
Family-Friendly Restaurants. . . . . . . .103
3 South Street & South
Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
4 University City
(West Philadelphia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Bring Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
5 Chinatown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
6 Northern Liberties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
7 Manayunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
8 Local Favorites: Cheesesteaks,
Roast Pork & Hoagies . . . . . . . . . . . 113
The Ultimate Cheesesteak
Taste Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Indie Coffee Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
7 EXPLORING PHILADELPHIA 118
1 Independence National Historical
Park: Americas Most Historic
Square Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
2 The Top Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
3 More Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Mural, Mural, on the Wall . . . . . . . . . .131
Philadelphias Oddball Museums . . .140
4 Parks, the Parkway &
Penns Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
5 Especially for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
6 Organized Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
7 Outdoor Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
8 Spectator Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
8 CITY STROLLS 159
Walking Tour 1: Historic
Highlights & Society Hill. . . . . . . . . . . .159
Architectural ABCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Society Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Walking Tour 2: Old City . . . . . . . . . . .165
9 SHOPPING 169
1 Shopping A to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 2 Shopping Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185v
CO N T E N T S P H I L A D E L P H I A
10 PHILADELPHIA AFTER DARK 187
1 The Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
2 The Club & Music Scene . . . . . . . . 194
3 The Bar Scene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Late-Night Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
4 The Gay & Lesbian Scene. . . . . . . . 208
Dive Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
5 Other Nighttime
Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
11 SIDE TRIPS FROM PHILADELPHIA 213
1 Bucks County & Nearby
New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Where Washington Crossed
the Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
2 Exploring the Brandywine
Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
12 LANCASTER COUNTY: THE AMISH COUNTRY 229
1 Introducing the Pennsylvania
Dutch Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
2 Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
A Note on Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
3 Exploring Amish Country. . . . . . . . 235
Suggested Itineraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
The Bridges of Lancaster County . . .238
4 Especially for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
5 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
6 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
7 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
The Underground Railroad. . . . . . . . .250
The Arts Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
APPENDIX: FAST FACTS, TOLL-FREE NUMBERS &
WEBSITES 254
1 Fast Facts: Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . 254 2 Toll-Free Numbers & Websites . . 261
General Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Accommodations Index. . . . . . . . . 274
Restaurant Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
INDEX 265Walking Tour: Old City . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Philadelphia Shopping . . . . . . . . . . 176
Philadelphia Bars, Clubs &
Lounges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Bucks County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
The Brandywine Valley . . . . . . . . . . 223
Lancaster & the Pennsylvania
Dutch Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
The Best of Philadelphia in
1, 2 & 3 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Philadelphia Neighborhoods . . . . . 60
Philadelphia Accommodations . . . . 66
Philadelphia Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Philadelphia Attractions . . . . . . . . . 120
Fairmount Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Walking Tour: Historic Highlights &
Society Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161


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