ARCH STREET MEETING: The Quaker meetinghouse is at 320 Arch St., at Fourth Street (215-627-2667, http://www.archstreetfriends.org), near Independence Mall State Park. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A donation is requested.
WHERE TO STAY: Holiday Inn Historic District (400 Arch St., 215-923-8660, http://www.holidayinn.com) is across the street from the Arch Street Meeting. Standard double rooms start at $189.95, and on-site parking is $20 daily. A 10-minute walk away is the Apple Hostel Philadelphia (32 S. Bank St., 215-922-0222, http://www.bankstreethostel.com), where beds in men's and women's dorms starts at $29 per night.
WHERE TO EAT: There are thousands of restaurants and places to eat in Philadelphia, at all price and refinement levels. Start looking at http://www.philadelphiarestaurants.com, but consider such touristy standbys as: Isgro Pasticceria (1009 Christian St., 215-923-3092, http://www.isgropastries.com), an Italian pastry shop in the same family for more than 100 years, in an old storefront in South Philadelphia; Pat's King of Steaks (1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-468-1547, http://www.patskingofsteaks.com), which claims its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the Philly cheese steak sandwich in 1930; and, across the street, Geno's Steaks (1219 S. Ninth St., 215-389-0659, http://www.genosteaks.com). Try both and decide which is better.
WHAT TO SEE: Philadelphia's main sites are near the Arch Street Meeting, including the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch St., 215-686-1252, http://www.betsyrosshouse.org), the Founding Fathers' Christ Church (Second and Market streets, 215-922-1695), Liberty Bell Center (Market Street between Fifth and Sixth, http://www.nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell-center.htm), National Constitution Center (525 Arch St., 215-409-6600, http://constitutioncenter.org) and Independence Hall (Chestnut Street between Sixth and Eighth, 877-444-6777, http://www.nps.gov/inde).