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Inside Background
Philadelphia, the city of neighborhoods, has a culturally diverse heritage...
Last edited: 16 November 2006
Center City Philadelphia is a friendly and diverse place.  Most people will...
Last edited: 10 November 2012
Philadelphia and the surrounding regions are a great place to experience...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods.The first area a visitor would see is...
Last edited: 20 August 2012
There are many Philadelphia travel guides available at your local bookstore...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation operates the Official...
Last edited: 23 March 2010
Philadelphia is a typically temperate city on the east coast of the U.S.  Like...
Last edited: 04 September 2009
One of the most historic cities in America, Philadelphia is an ideal place to...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
Mummers Museum 1100 S. 2nd. St. Philadelphia, Penna. (215)336-3050 Starting in...
Last edited: 10 September 2008
Here is a link to some photos of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Pictures
Last edited: 03 February 2007
For information about Philadelphia's free wifi available in public spaces, see...
Last edited: 27 June 2008
Downtown Philadelphia, where most tourists will spend their time, is generally...
Last edited: 14 June 2008
Here's a quick guide to hotels in the downtown area (known to locals as "Center...
Last edited: 19 August 2015
Inside Transportation
From the Airport Public Transportation  By Train The single best way to get...
Last edited: 25 March 2016
Getting around Philadelphia is easy.  The central portion of the city was...
Last edited: 25 March 2016
Public Transit in Philadelphia: Philadelphia's public transit agency, SEPTA, is...
Last edited: 10 August 2016
Note: You will not get these directions from any GPS or mapping service, but...
Last edited: 09 July 2008
From Center City:  If you are headed to a sporting event or concert, the Broad...
Last edited: 25 March 2016
 By Car The easiest and quickest way to get to Atlantic City is by car.  From...
Last edited: 22 June 2016
New Jersey Transit (NJT) is the state run transit agency in New Jersey which...
Last edited: 17 November 2010
To get to Dulles Airport (Virgina) from Philadelphia on public transit, take...
Last edited: 23 June 2013
Amtrak www.amtrak.com is the American national public rail system. The trains...
Last edited: 24 February 2016
Park your car at home! Philadelphia is a walking city. There are only two...
Last edited: 01 May 2016
Inside Things to Do
For those planning a visit of three or more days to Philadelphia, consider...
Last edited: 19 September 2012
In looking for hotels on your Philly vacation, a couple of things really help...
Last edited: 04 June 2013
Center City Philadelphia is fairly compact and walkable.  Wear comfortable...
Last edited: 06 September 2012
  Philadelphia has interesting museums, historic places, markets and plenty of...
Last edited: 03 March 2016
The bar scene is Philly is alive and kicking!  Probably the most-popular (and...
Last edited: 24 August 2010
Philadelphia has a vibrant performing arts scene..  The newly-constructed...
Last edited: 29 May 2013
Shopping in Philadelphia is really fun.  Both in Center City and its periphery...
Last edited: 20 September 2015
Pro Sports The Philadelphia Eagles play football at Lincoln Financial Field...
Last edited: 24 June 2009
You could spend days exploring the Philadlephia Museum of Art. But, there is a...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
Philadelphia is one of America's best beer drinking cities. Check out this...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
There are other vintage furniture stores in Philly, but Calderwood 2 is really...
Last edited: 18 March 2009
Check this link for a guide to many different types of tours offered in...
Last edited: 21 June 2009
A question on the Philadelphia forum about how a family with kids could spend...
Last edited: 15 June 2014
Many of Philadelphia's historical attractions are free, including Independence...
Last edited: 03 June 2013
                        While you may be familiar with your local branch of...
Last edited: 09 October 2010
Everybody knows about Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and...
Last edited: 24 October 2012
Visitors to the Philadelphia area who are looking for an interesting day trip...
Last edited: 25 August 2012
The Academy of Music opened in 1857 to provide Philadelphia with a first...
Last edited: 18 May 2009
After visiting all the major cities on the east coast and doing all the regular...
Last edited: 09 June 2010
Pine Street Antique Row is a great place to shop!!!  It has a number of vintage...
Last edited: 24 April 2013
If you have a limited time in Philadelphia and want to hit the highlights of...
Last edited: 02 December 2010
Bartram's Garden was the first botanical garden and commercial nursery in the...
Last edited: 26 June 2006
This memorial is part of the Franklin Institute on Logan CIrcle and may be...
Last edited: 15 April 2011
Betsy Ross is an iconic figure in American history, but her story is less clear...
Last edited: 20 April 2011
Experience surprising visual effects in a Quaker meetinghouse.  When Chestnut...
Last edited: 26 May 2014
"The Bank" is a super place, all seats have great views along with the Phila...
Last edited: 18 June 2008
    The Philadelphia City Hall was completed in 1901 following thirty years of...
Last edited: 21 October 2014
Looking for Philadelphia history "beyond the bell"? Look no further than...
Last edited: 25 January 2008
DeTours has the BEST Segway Tours of Philadelphia!
Last edited: 02 May 2013
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is located at 300 S. Broad St...
Last edited: 29 July 2008
Levy Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City 1906 Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA...
Last edited: 03 June 2007
The Liberty Bell originally hung in the tower of Independence Hall across the...
Last edited: 12 April 2011
  The Masonic Temple is the church-like structure one sees on the northeast...
Last edited: 26 July 2010
Organic, modern and simply cool, Moko offers beauty products and services to...
Last edited: 10 January 2011
The Morris Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit for those who love trees...
Last edited: 05 December 2012
Officially known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and...
Last edited: 03 July 2013
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is located on the western side of...
Last edited: 18 May 2009
This museum has perhaps the most dramatic location of any in the world being...
Last edited: 16 July 2011
The Reading Terminal Market can trace its origins to early Philadelphia when...
Last edited: 05 August 2014
The site at 301 Pine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a strong claim to...
Last edited: 20 March 2013
If you're in Philadelphia on a Friday night and you're looking for something to...
Last edited: 26 June 2007
The Philladelphia tomb of the unknown soldier of the American Revolution is not...
Last edited: 24 September 2008
Dating from 1793, the Philadelphia Mint is the oldest and largest of the six...
Last edited: 06 February 2010
This page is an advertisement for one wine school. No others are mentioned in...
Last edited: 04 June 2016
Inside Dining Scene
Restaurants Philadelphia has an enormous appetite for food - and their...
Last edited: 16 August 2006
Here's a handy guide to some of the best Philadelphia restaurants in map...
Last edited: 28 May 2010
Philadelphia's Chinatown offers many restaurants, including Chinese...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
Philadelphia is not known as a great place for Southern BBQ.  Please keep that...
Last edited: 21 June 2009
Philly's got some great sandwiches. Check this link to find out about the...
Last edited: 20 June 2009
Philly's Best Sports Bars for 2014.  1. Chickie's & Pete's...
Last edited: 14 July 2014
This is probably the most-asked question on the Philadelphia forum, so here are...
Last edited: 30 August 2015
The restaurant is located in downtown Philadelphia (behind Macy's) on Chestnut...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
Jack's Firehouse is one of several restaurants located in the Fairmount section...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
This Mexican restaurant located in the Midtown Village section of Philly...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
Mama Yolanda is one of many small BYOB Italian restaurants in Philly.  There...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
A Wine Lovers Retreat Ristorante Panorama, Il Bar and the Pennsview Inn...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
RIm Cafe is a hot spot on the Italian Market, known for its famous Volcano...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
Twenty Manning's clientle is mostly locals and many of the servers have been...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
Located in Philadelphia's University City District, the World Cafe Live...
Last edited: 19 June 2009
Inside United States: For Foreign Visitors
Currency  The United States uses the United States dollar as its currency. The...
Last edited: 27 March 2016
A little preparation will help simplify the process of entering the United...
Last edited: 17 July 2016
Despite the best of intentions, accidents and illness happen when away from...
Last edited: 15 September 2016
Temperature in the United States... How Hot is HOT? How Cold is COLD?   100°F...
Last edited: 21 December 2015
General: The standard American telephone number is ten digits, such as (555...
Last edited: 12 April 2014
While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in...
Last edited: 26 June 2016
In many states motels, hotels and innkeepers of any description are subject to...
Last edited: 21 September 2014
Being victimized by scandalous businesses when traveling is one of the sad...
Last edited: 28 February 2015
Depending on where you travel to in the U.S. bottle/container deposit laws...
Last edited: 02 October 2010
I have in the past, hired from Alamo, but having never needed to amend...
Last edited: 12 September 2016
United States of America has a history of unified etiquette protocols that may...
Last edited: 17 December 2015
A discount shopping trip in the United States can be a real bonanza for...
Last edited: 25 September 2013
A popular holiday destination for international travellers is the United States...
Last edited: 06 November 2014
Canadian citizens flying between a Canadian and American airport require a...
Last edited: 04 May 2014
An important task prior to your international travel is to determine what visa...
Last edited: 30 August 2014
How to Save Money while travelling - Transportation A major expenditure when...
Last edited: 20 October 2014
When traveling, one of the major expenditures that must be planned is food and...
Last edited: 19 September 2014
A common discussion within travel communities is the question of independent...
Last edited: 17 September 2014
Before making international travel, it is important to determine the electrical...
Last edited: 08 April 2013
A common question seen on many of the Tripadvisor forums is something along the...
Last edited: 26 October 2014
  Some Anglophone Nations  United Kingdom On your first visit to the USA from...
Last edited: 29 April 2014
There are many Forum posts where people ask about how to use their Mobile Phone...
Last edited: 24 August 2016
When going for a holiday or even for a short trip a checklist with "not to...
Last edited: 05 November 2013
Eye Contact In the United States, most people consider it polite, and a...
Last edited: 19 June 2016
For those out there exploring the opportunity to travel around the world on a...
Last edited: 18 September 2014
Contents:  1. Understanding the "sales tax" on merchandise and food in the U.S...
Last edited: 09 September 2014
Travellers often schedule multiple cities during their holidays. When doing...
Last edited: 11 November 2014
The following links provide access to lots of travel and tourist information...
Last edited: 10 December 2014
This is a listing of SmartPhone and Tablet Apps that will be of benefit to the...
Last edited: 02 June 2014
One of the most common mistakes people make when traveling is being overly...
Last edited: 06 November 2014
Many visitors to the United States go to typical tourist areas like New York...
Last edited: 09 September 2016
In the U.S., there are certain customs about the young that may differ from...
Last edited: 28 October 2010
Everyone who arrives in the United States is processed by U.S. Customs and...
Last edited: 11 January 2014
It is always exciting to travel USA. But before you start travelling, you...
Last edited: 20 October 2015
If you are a citizen of a foreign country, and not a resident or citizen of the...
Last edited: 07 July 2016