If you go: Philadelphia

September 19, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

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

Hotel Monaco

433 Chestnut St.

215-925-2111

www.monaco-philadelphia.com

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.

215-755-0663

Cash-only storefront Italian BYOB that’s open for dinner on weekends only. Entrees start at $16.

Paesano’s

1017 S. Ninth St.

215-440-0371

www.paesanosphillystyle.com

Sandwich shop in Italian Market with limited seating. Sandwiches from $6.

Stogie Joe’s Tavern

1801 E. Passyunk Ave.

215-463-3030

www.stogiejoestavern.com

Casual neighborhood bar-restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating. Sandwiches from $6.

WHAT TO DO

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Independence National Historical Park, Franklin Court

267-514-1522

www.nps.gov/inde

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.

215-413-8655

www.phillyseaport.org

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.

215-238-9691

www.mariolanzainstitute.org

Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

PHS Pop Up Garden

313 S. Broad St.

phsonline.org/greening/pop-up-gardens

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.

INFORMATION

www.visitphilly.com

R.D.

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