Philadelphia is about 140 miles from Washington on Interstate 95. Or take Amtrak to 30th Street Station. Fares start at $46 each way.
400 Arch St.,
Rooms from $98.
401 Chestnut St.,
Rooms from $169.
18 S. 20th St.,
A kosher, vegan, Middle Eastern-inspired family mainstay. Small falafel sandwich $3.50; dinner platters $8.
Honey's Sit'n Eat
800 N. Fourth St.,
Family diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. $2 latkes to $15 fried chicken platter.
Preservation Alliance of Greater
1616 Walnut St.,
Offers guided, self-guided and cellphone-based walking tours of 48 historic churches, synagogues and meetinghouses. Guided tours resume in May and cost $10, $8 for students.