if you go
if you go
Philadelphia is about 140 miles north of Washington along Interstate 95. Amtrak fares start at $38 one way. Megabus fares range from $3 to $32 one way.
WHERE TO STAY
433 Chestnut St.
Boutique-style hotel from Kimpton with rooftop lounge and rooms overlooking Independence Hall. Rooms from $219.
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Hop Sing Laundromat
1029 Race St.
Speakeasy-style cocktail bar in Chinatown. Drinks from $9.
Mr. Martino’s Trattoria
1646 E. Passyunk Ave.
Cash-only storefront Italian BYOB that’s open for dinner on weekends only. Entrees start at $16.
1017 S. Ninth St.
Sandwich shop in Italian Market with limited seating. Sandwiches from $6.
Stogie Joe’s Tavern
1801 E. Passyunk Ave.
Casual neighborhood bar-restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating. Sandwiches from $6.
WHAT TO DO
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Independence National Historical Park, Franklin Court
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5; $2 ages 4-16; 3 and younger free.
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $13.50; $10 seniors, children, college students and military. “Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River” runs through 2015; “Oh, Sugar! The Magical Transformation From Cane to Candy” runs through Feb. 17, 2014.
Mario Lanza Institute and Museum
712 Montrose St.
Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
PHS Pop Up Garden
313 S. Broad St.
Garden only: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beer garden: Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 1-11 p.m., Sunday noon to 10 p.m.