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October 24

After my Rocky impression, what should I check out in Philly?

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]
posted by bile and syntax around Philadelphia, PA at 9:37 AM - 16 answers has best

May 14

What can I do in Philadelphia for 3 hours?

I have three short hours (during rush hours) while waiting for a connecting flight at the airport, how to optimize that time?
posted by lorn around Philadelphia, PA at 8:39 PM - 7 answers

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 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

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

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

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

January 5, 2014

The prison won't let our guests stay there....we asked.

Our go-to cheap Philly hotel just closed. Help us find an alternate for our wedding guests. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater around Philadelphia, PA at 5:21 PM - 7 answers

September 6, 2013

Pleasant stops on a road trip between Philadelphia and Buffalo?

I'm planning a road trip from Philadelphia to Toronto in October. I'm thinking of breaking up the trip by staying a night somewhere in between. Somewhere with a cute hotel, a nice breakfast and somewhere to wander around before taking off the next day. Just by google mapping it, I'm thinking Ithica, but id be welcome to other suggestions. Secondary question: are there any great hidden food spots to catch on the way? Thanks!
posted by cacofonie around Philadelphia, PA at 11:55 AM - 7 answers

June 20, 2013

What are some good iPhone apps for getting around Philadelphia?

I'm visiting the city of brotherly love for a week and won't have a car, so I was wondering if there are any good iPhone apps for getting around the city either with public transit or taxi-type services.
posted by Cogito around Philadelphia, PA at 9:50 PM - 3 answers

April 26, 2013

PhillyFilter: Random Rittenhouse Square Interestingness?

Girlfriend and I are going to Philadelphia tomorrow -- the plan is to eat fried chicken and donuts, hang out in a hotel room, go out and eat and drink some more, then go back to the hotel. We've been to Philly a bunch of times for various cultural things, and are big fans, but this trip the concept is basically: Do Almost Nothing. Still, we might want to take a stroll in the afternoon. Staying at the Radisson on 17th & Locust. Anything nearby we might not know about and should check out?
posted by neroli around Philadelphia, PA at 7:00 PM - 5 answers has best

April 7, 2013

Please tell me about Philadelphia.

Bringing my daughter to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a wheelchair. Looking for the best/easiest (yet cheapest?) way to get from the airport, where to stay, what to do. [more inside]
posted by valleys around Philadelphia, PA at 8:35 AM - 21 answers has best

March 17, 2013

Turning Mid 20.. Birthday Road Trip Suggestions needed

Iam turning Mid 20's and for the event SO is coming over. The collective decision is that we should travel somewhere/roadtrip to celebrate. Question is where.. hive mind help me decide. Philadelphia area and destinations within 6 hours drive Timeline April 12th-15th.
posted by radsqd around Philadelphia, PA at 5:55 PM - 6 answers has best

January 20, 2013

What should I do in Philadelphia in a day?

I will be in Philadelphia from 9am to 5pm today with my wife to celebrate her 30th birthday. It's our first time here. What are some things that we can do and a brunch that we can have to make it memorable?
posted by libbrichus around Philadelphia, PA at 4:15 AM - 18 answers

November 6, 2012

What's going on in Philadelphia this weekend that we should check out?

Travel Philter: Traveling to Philly Sunday, Monday with my sweetie - staying downtown, please suggest some fun things for us to do. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 around Philadelphia, PA at 2:13 PM - 13 answers