If you go: Philadelphia

if you go

GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

Advice on the guide books versus Apps, the use of electronics on planes and more practical trips for savvy globe trotters.

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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