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Hello, how do I do a DIY tour of the Rail Park in Philadelphia? I've not been in town for the organized tours. Three miles of rough urban hiking and exploration is enticing. Where to start? What to see? Where to get a drink and lunch along the way?
December 11, 2017
I'm in the Philadelphia area (from Northern California) through this Friday night for work, and I am looking for things to do at night. [more inside]
October 17, 2017
You're staying in Queen Village in Philadelphia and you have to get to Kindred South Philly every day for a week. You have $60 total. How do you get around? Where do you get food? Is there a better place to stay? [more inside]
July 12, 2017
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?
January 27, 2017
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]
January 20, 2017
Philly people: what is good this weekend? [more inside]
January 18, 2017
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]
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]
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]
May 14, 2015
I have three short hours (during rush hours) while waiting for a connecting flight at the airport, how to optimize that time?
February 10, 2015
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]
January 15, 2015
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]
December 1, 2014
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?
November 30, 2014
Help! Ardmore PA Amtrak station to the Philadelphia airport tonight — what's the best way? [more inside]
October 26, 2014
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]