Last year around the holiday, there was a trip to Chicago
that ended up having an awesome walk down Clark Street for five or six miles. My boyfriend and I had a great time and want to replicate the experience in Philadelphia and Manhattan/ possibly the other boroughs. So, Philadelphia and New York people, what route would you recommend?
Route preferences: between 5-7 miles, photogenic architecture, relatively safe neighborhoods, and not exclusively through highly touristed areas. We will be staying in Philadelphia and traveling by train to NYC so somewhere near a commuter train station would also be great but not absolutely necessary. I like snobby coffee, book stores, and craft beer, so any walk that incorporates some of those along the way would be great.
Also open to suggestions for activities, shows, or other interesting things to do between Jan 9 and 13 in either city.
posted by _cave
on Dec 23, 2013 -
My SO and his mother want to go on safari in Africa next year, there are lots of tours. Not sure where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy
on Oct 18, 2013 -
My fiancé is going on tour in support of a major pop act. This means consecutive three-month absences for the next year (maybe two) as she performs. This is her calling and her art and I support it 100%. Still, I dread her long absence and I am going to miss her as fiercely as I love her. I'm looking for ways to maintain our strength, equality, and communication, and to stave off problems that must arise. Particularly advice, anecdotes, and specific things that helped your (similar) relationship - or hurt it.
posted by fake
on Sep 7, 2013 -
Travelling to NYC area this summer with 3 people and small, well-behaved dog. Looking for boat tours that are pet-friendly. Hopefully something that goes around Manhattan, but any waterway in the area would be nice. Any ideas?
posted by cows of industry
on Apr 3, 2012 -
My family is traveling to Florence in October. This is not our first Florentine rodeo, so to speak - we've done a lot of sightseeing and exploring on past visits. This time, we thought it might be fun to delve a little deeper and take a class (cooking?), workshop, special organized tour, etc. Four adults, fairly foodie, up for anything that isn't too physically strenuous. Any MeFi "Been There Done That" recommendations?
posted by nkknkk
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Tutto bene! Traveling to Italy in September/October and looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on May 28, 2011 -
I had been planning a vacation to Egypt this year. The news of protests has me a bit spooked; is it unwise to travel to Egypt this April/May? If so, any suggestions for other international destinations as a good alternative? [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Jan 27, 2011 -
What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on May 19, 2010 -
Massive Japan tour: Suggestions for short blocks of time in: Takamatsu, Kobe, Tokushima, Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Gifu, Kofu, Kyoto, Sapporo, Hakodate, Toyohashi, Tokyo, Narita [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Aug 23, 2008 -
What's the best way to organize a reasonably inexpensive (but not super-low budget) trip to India?
Should we use a travel agency to tour around (we do not want a group tour, though)--and if so, which one? Any recommendations for tour books? Any recommendations for must-not-miss sights?
posted by Malad
on Mar 10, 2007 -
I'm planning a summer tour around Western Europe and would love recommendations: which places are not-to-be-missed? [more inside]
posted by Acey
on Mar 3, 2007 -
I'm looking for some advice / experiences with tours through Japan (i.e. traveling in Japan with activities etc. taken care of by someone else). [more inside]
posted by thumpasor
on Mar 28, 2006 -
Does anyone have any recommendations of guided/escorted tour companies that run tours geared towards women? I'm looking to go on vacation, and I'll be by myself. I'd prefer to travel in a group so I have people to talk to, and I don't want to be on a bus with 19 year old college students or 55 year old couples. The tours geared for singles look a little dodgy. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry
on Oct 17, 2005 -