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February 10

Philadelphia weekend ideas that are easy on the wallet..

My girlfriend and I are spending Valentine's Day weekend in Philly. What are some good places to check out that's fairly cheap? More details below. [more inside]
posted by morning_television around Philadelphia, PA at 10:10 AM - 14 answers

January 16

Visit Fallingwater before or after building a Lego model of it?

We're taking our 8 & 12 year old kids to Fallingwater this spring. We're also planning to build the Lego Architecture model of it. Looking for opinions on whether it is better to build beforehand or after we return. Kids are already gung ho for both Lego and architecture, so this isn't really a question about which one will spark interest for the other -- I'm looking for insight into which order will help them understand the building best. [more inside]
posted by apparently around Mill Run, PA at 4:18 PM - 17 answers

January 15

One day in Philly

I'll be going to Philadelphia at the end of this month for a very short, 2-day business trip and I'm leaving a day early specifically so I can visit the Barnes Foundation. I have some specific questions about the museum and other general questions about things to do on a short stay in Downtown Philly. [more inside]
posted by a.steele around Philadelphia, PA at 12:41 PM - 14 answers has best

December 1, 2014

Can we use uber for wedding photos or do we need to hire a driver?

For our upcoming March nuptials in Philadelphia the fiancée and I are planning to take photos before the ceremony with just the two of us and the photographer. We have no wedding party and plan to take family photos at the venue. For the 2+ hours we wanted to take photos as a couple at some spots around the city but we're wondering about transportation options - can we use uber to avoid hiring a sedan or other driver? Will an uber driver wait for us as we make multiple stops? Will a 2ish hour commitment be possible for an uber driver And if yes, will it be cost effective?
posted by moshimosh around Philadelphia, PA at 5:51 PM - 11 answers has best

November 30, 2014

Ardmore amtrak to the airport??

Help! Ardmore PA Amtrak station to the Philadelphia airport tonight — what's the best way? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! around Philadelphia, PA at 10:19 AM - 8 answers

October 26, 2014

Help for relieving motion sickness on the trolley/light rail?

My partner becomes motion sick shortly after getting on the trolley. She feels very nauseated within a couple of minutes. The trolley tends to accelerate and decelerate rapidly at each stop, and when the trolley is underground the ride can be fairly bumpy. Is there anything she can do to prevent or treat this, ideally without having to take medication? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line around Philadelphia, PA at 5:31 AM - 21 answers

September 9, 2014

Philadelphia weekend parking

Where can I park my car in Philadelphia for the weekend while I'm at a conference downtown? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer around Philadelphia, PA at 9:52 AM - 6 answers has best

September 3, 2014

Things to do around Philadelphia with a car

We live in Philadelphia and just bought a car. Help us think of things to do and places to go outside of the city! [more inside]
posted by The Michael The around Philadelphia, PA at 7:29 AM - 20 answers

August 21, 2014

PHL connection time?

On Thanksgiving Wednesday, we'll arrive at the Philadelphia airport, probably at terminal F (US Airways) at 8:15 in the morning. We leave 80 minutes later, probably from terminal B (US Airways, again). No checked luggage, pre-cleared for customs, just pick up bags and run. Given Thanksgiving craziness and picking up the shuttle to C-16 so we stay inside security, is this still doable? When does it become Thanksgiving hectic? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet around Tinicum Township, PA at 3:54 PM - 9 answers has best

August 10, 2014

Rumor control: Where can I find official SEPTA expansion plans?

I've heard (or read) that SEPTA is actively planning to extend service to several towns/regions, but there's nothing about it on the SEPTA website nor on county government sites. [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB around Pennsylvania at 6:48 AM - 4 answers

July 23, 2014

Things to do around Atlantic City area.

My 2 friends and I (in our 20s & 30s, 1 gay, 1 lesbian and 1 straight guy) are staying in Absecon, NJ this weekend. We are looking for something more than a secluded beach but less than Atlantic City boardwalk. We plan on relaxing on the beach during the day and finding some nightlife if possible. Can you recommend places nearby with a laid back feel and some activity. Perhaps places like a beach bar, outdoor band, mini golf, good cheap eats, must sees and local delights. We have a car and are open to traveling a half hour in any direction. Thanks!
posted by PeaPod around Jersey Shore, PA at 9:48 AM - 3 answers

July 14, 2014

Parking by the Philly US Custom House

I need to go to the Philadelphia Passport Agency on Friday morning. The state dept website assures me there are several pay parking lots in the vicinity. But I'd prefer more concrete directions, as I'm driving in from 3 hrs away for an 8am appointment. Can anyone give me recommendations and addresses of lots or garages that are very likely to be open that are nearby? Where I can park all day? The address is 200 Chestnut St. [more inside]
posted by bluefly around Philadelphia, PA at 6:01 AM - 5 answers

July 9, 2014

Pittsburgh: Bargains Along the Rail Lines?

My wife and I will be visiting the Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory during a two-day trip to Pittsburgh, and we're trying to avoid the CBD markup on hotels, parking, and restaurants. [more inside]
posted by Rykey around Pittsburgh, PA at 7:12 AM - 13 answers

June 29, 2014

Philadelphia recommendations, summer special snowflakes inside

What things should I be sure not to miss when visiting Philly July 6-11th? Difficulty: Attending a conference but free in the evenings, solo traveler, nervous driving in cities. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot around Philadelphia, PA at 7:08 PM - 9 answers

May 24, 2014

How to get the best rate on a used car loan?

Looking for more options than just dealership financing [more inside]
posted by Ryogen around Pennsylvania at 6:51 PM - 8 answers

May 19, 2014

It's a Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree

We are taking our toddler (almost 2) to Sesame Place this weekend. Have you been there? Do you have any tips for us to make our trip great? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero around Langhorne, PA at 10:22 AM - 5 answers has best

May 14, 2014

Looking for a Good Time in Pittsburgh/Millvale, PA

Going to be in Pittsburgh/Millvale for an evening and looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by melgy around Pittsburgh, PA at 3:24 PM - 13 answers has best

April 23, 2014

Do you have any advice on living in State College for the summer?

I'm going to be working in State College for two months this summer. Tell me about where to live and where to hang out! [more inside]
posted by vakker around State College, PA at 7:56 AM - 4 answers

March 17, 2014

Looking for a real, dirty, hands on farm stay around Lancaster

We are spending spring break in and around Lancaster, PA. We have some plans in mind (Gettysburg, buggy tours, pretzels and chocolate and markets and a candlelight walking tour) but what would really make our kid happy is a farm stay...a muck-out-the-stalls, frolic with baby goats, pitch some hay kind of place. All we can find is the gather eggs for breakfast/petting zoo kind and while there's nothing wrong with that, we were hoping for a bit more. We've been to East Hill Farm in NH, which is more like what we're looking for--and which lets me know that these types of places do exist. Any ideas? They would be much appreciated!
posted by aimeedee around Lancaster, PA at 5:42 PM - 10 answers has best

February 12, 2014

Flying out of Philadelphia Tomorrow

Flight out of Philadelphia tomorrow evening. Looks like it will be canceled. Help me get my boyfriend out of the city and not waste a visit we both really, really need and have been planning for months. [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance around Philadelphia, PA at 12:30 PM - 10 answers