If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Manayunk in Philadelphia? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of June 17-19:

Getting There

The neighborhood of Manayunk is in northwest Philadelphia; from Washington, the drive is about three hours by car on Interstate 95 north. Amtrak offers one-way fares from $48, or you can take MegaBus from $13 one way.

Where to Stay

The Independent

1234 Locust St., 215-772-1440


A 24-room boutique hotel offering spacious modern rooms, evening wine and cheese, and breakfast. Near the convention center. From $169 a night.

Where to Eat

Winnie’s Le Bus Manayunk

4266 Main St., 215-487-2663


Popular hangout for weekend cyclists, with sidewalk seating. Sandwiches and salads from $7.50.

Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

4120 Main St., 215-482-8220


The social hub pairs home brews with sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and salads. The best seat in the house: the deck overlooking the Schuylkill River. Plates from $5.50.

Whirled Peace

4321 Main St., 215-487-0489


Unusual frozen yogurt flavors — lychee, taro, birthday cake — and toppings for 50 cents an ounce.

What to Do


4323 Main St., 8PRO-CADENCE


Rent a bike ($30-$35 an hour), then head to the Wall on Levering Street.

Manayunk Dragon Boat Racing Team

Dock behind Manayunk Brewery


Watch the award-winning team practice on the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.


4050 Main St., 215-487-7400


Two floors of contemporary furnishings you can sit on.



All lodging and travel information valid as of press time Thursday, June 9, 2011.