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What to Do, Where to Go in Philadelphia

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GETTING THERE

Philadelphia is about 135 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 north to Exit 22 (Central Philadelphia/I-676). Or take Amtrak to 30th Street Station.

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STAYING THERE

Latham Hotel, 135 S. 17th St., 215-563-7474, http://www.lathamhotel.com. An Old World boutique hotel a block from Rittenhouse Square and a five-minute walk from the Rosenbach Museum. Rooms start at $149 a night.

Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St., 215-735-6000, http://www.radisson.com/hotels/paphily. Rooms start at $141.

EATING THERE

Monk's Cafe, 264 S. 16th St., 215-545-7005, http://www.monkscafe.com. A Belgian pub with a mind-boggling selection of Trappist ales. Entrees $14 to $22.

Mama Palma's, 2229 Spruce St., 215-735-7357. Gourmet pizza, $13 to $22, cash only.

PLAYING THERE

The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl., 215-732-1600, http://www.rosenbach.org. Admission, is $10, $5 for students and children, free for children younger than 5. "And It's Still Hot" closes Oct. 25; "Too Many Thoughts to Chew" runs through Jan. 17.

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 215-581-3181, http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. Admission is $15.

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., 215-448-1200, http://www.fi.edu. Admission is $14.75, $12 for children.

The Curtis Center, Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh, 215-238-6450. http://www.ushistory.org/tour/tour_curtis.htm.

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