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Travelling to Philly for two days late July for college tours for my girlfriend's son. Staying two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
- What else do you recommend we see?
- Where should we get cheesesteaks from?
We have two short visits to Pittsburgh planned in the next few weeks. Can you share suggestions for fun things to do? Some restrictions apply. [more inside]
Going for few days in early March and would love any and all suggestions on foods, drinks, and things to do.
The job will be located in the 19147 zip code. I'm originally from South Jersey and previously worked in Philly, but it's been nearly 20 years since I lived in the area. Lots of questions abound. [more inside]
Philly people: what is good this weekend? [more inside]
Help two ladies plan a fun filled day in the city of Brotherly Love [more inside]
September 15, 2016
Visiting Philadelphia from Saturday afternoon (9/17) through Thursday morning (9/22}. Staying at an airbnb that's reasonably close to the 2nd St Metro station. What's my best option for parking that won't cost both arms and legs? [more inside]
August 1, 2016
In Philadelphia all day tomorrow. Help me figure out where to set up shop (and also maybe buy a cool backpack?) [more inside]
July 25, 2016
Travelling to Philadelphia in mid August for a break - I'm a regular visitor but I haven't been in 3 years - what's new in town that I can't miss? I like fine dining, gay bars, unusual museums, vintage or discount menswear, and science/engineering sights/tours. Assume I've done all the major attractions like the Mutter and Eastern State. I have no interest in Founding Fathers stuff. [more inside]
July 5, 2016
Any suggestions for things to do and places to eat in Philadelphia in October? [more inside]
May 15, 2016
Part of an upcoming weekend trip will involve us leaving the Poconos area in PA off 84 (around Lake Wallenpaupack, PA) in the evening, stopping overnight somewhere nearby-ish. The direction we eventually want to head generally speaking is making our way west, then south on 81, towards MD/DC. Suggestions where to stop and stay along, perhaps in the Scranton + Wilkes barre area? [more inside]
March 29, 2016
We (husband and pregnant wife) are specifically looking for recommendations on getting back to our hotel after the concert. Details within. [more inside]
February 7, 2016
My wife lost her car key in a restaurant parking lot last night. I'm home near DC with two kids (2 & 7) while she attends a conference outside Philadelphia. How do we get her home tonight? [more inside]
February 4, 2016
Around 1986, my family visited a Hindu temple or similar religious facility in the Poconos area of Pennsylvania. I remember that the path from the parking lot up the hill to the building was a stairway of huge stone steps, each of which was painted with a different design. Does this temple still exist? Where is it? Online photos of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, the Jain temple Siddhachalam, and Sringeri Sadhana Center don't look like what I remember.
November 30, 2015
Yinzers of Metafilter, I'll be visiting your city this weekend and need your help to have an even better time than I usually do there. [more inside]
October 24, 2015
Hi fabulous mefites familiar with Philly! Work is sending me to your lovely city for a week. I will have some time do do things, and could also use advice about food and tea. I am a special snowflake traveler. [more inside]
September 6, 2015
We're taking a short trip (just over 24 hours) to Lancaster, PA in October to check out the Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. What else should we check out? Kids at 3yo and 1yo. [more inside]
August 6, 2015
I want to hit the Jersey Shore tomorrow with Spanish tourists eager to explore that culture. Where's an extra evocative/photogenic old-timey spot to spend the day walking around, eating, and generally enjoying one single afternoon? Sunbathing/swimming not possible, she's on meds and must avoid. So...just walking (with hat and sunscreen). Extra points for tips on driving (from Manhat) and parking on a summer Friday. [more inside]
July 7, 2015
I"m taking a new job in Columbia... I figure i can live in York, or Lancaster.... All my (new) co-workers tell me Lancaster is better... To us (wife & 2 kids) it's about the school districts.... We're gonna rent for a year before we buy, but want to ensure where ever we rent, that if we in fact do buy in a year, will be in the right area where we won't have to move the kids out of school (again)... We both like live music... are we going to have a hard time making friends, or my wife finding a job??? [more inside]
June 26, 2015
My partner and I are taking a 4-day, 3-night vacation over the 4th of July weekend somewhere in the Pennsylvania wilds...but seriously what is there to do in Pennsylvania besides visit this awesome dark sky park? [more inside]