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    • alycat's Profile Photo

      Beachside weekend getaway

      by alycat Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Hello all,

      Please suggest ideas for a beachside weekend getaway from DC for a couple...small condo/resort/cottage for accommodation and good seafood restaurants near the beach!


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      Beachside weekend getaway

      by alycat Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Hello all,

      Please suggest ideas for a beachside weekend getaway from DC for a couple...small condo/resort/cottage for accommodation and good seafood restaurants near the beach!



      by purvisumit Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 9:25 PM



      2 Answers Mar 3, 2014 at 5:39 AM
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      little brother big sister day

      by Cheri15 Online Now Jan 19, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      I want to have a day in the city with my brother, but i'm not sure exactly what I should do. I don't feel like going to the institute, does anyone have any other ideas? He's 9...

      6 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 6:24 AM
    • Cheese Steak Restaurants

      by gwilliam58 Online Now Dec 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      back in the 70's and 80's I was in Philly and there was an "Oregon Steaks" on Oregon avenue not far from Broad St. whatever happened to that place

      2 Answers Dec 8, 2013 at 1:11 PM
    • family day

      by Driscollreb Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      we moved away from the city and returning after several years away. Always had an amazing time as a couple but not sure what to do going back with a 5yr old girl and 3yr old boy for a day trip. Any suggestions??

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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      Cross-Penn trip

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Wife and I are planning a trip to Pennsylvania. I'd like some advice on how to schedule it.

      For us, the must sees are:

      • Lib bell, constitution hall, etc in downtown Phily
      • Museums: Franklin, Rodin, etc in Phily
      • Some Amish communities - wife currently prefers Lancaster
      • The helicopter museum near West Chester
      • Falling Water by Wright
      • The National Aviary and Carnegie museum in Pittsburg

      We fly into Philly on Friday the 18th of October. I have to be in Chicago for a convention on the afternoon of the 27th. We are assuming that the most practical way to get around is public transportation in downtown Philadelphia, and then rent a car for the rest.

      The proposed schedule looks like this:

      18: Fly into Phily; night - Stay in Phily

      19: Day - Phily; night - Stay in Phily

      20: Day - Phily; night - Stay in Phily

      21: Day - Phily; Afternoon - rent car, drive to Lancaster; Night - Stay in Lancaster

      22: Day - Lancaster; Night - Stay in Lancaster

      23: Day - see heli museum ( 44 mi ) { Open Wed-Sun }; Afternoon - drive to Somerset ( 111 mi ) { Scenic: Exton bypass aka 30 }; Night - Stay in Somerset ( The Georgian Inn? )

      24: Day - Drive to Pittsburg, see Falling Water on the way; Afternoon - see museums in Pittsburg; Night - Stay in Pittsburg

      26: Day - See Aviary, more museums in Pittsburg; Evening - Drive Pitts to Toledo ( 233 mi );  Night - Stay in Toledo

      27: Day - Drive Toledo to Chicago ( 246 mi ); Afternoon - arrive Chicago; Night - Stay in Chicago

      Particular questions are: 

      • Is Lancaster a good place to get the flavor of the Amish communities?
      • Where is a good place to stay in/near downtown Philly at $250 or less per night?
      • Is the Georgian in Somerset as nice as it pretends to be?
      • How long should we need to see Falling Water?

      Any general advice would also be appreciated, particularly as to scenic byways, good hotels, and good restaurants. ( BTW, for me both a good view and good food are necessary for a good restaurant. )


      3 Answers Sep 4, 2013 at 5:04 AM
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      Vacation suggestions

      by susannee1979 Online Now Aug 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Hi everyone. My family will be visiting Philadelphia for the first time, in Oct. None of us have been in that part of the country (my husband is from Chicago and I am from Houston. Now we live in Indy). Can anyone offer suggestions as far as transportation, must see sites, and awesome places to eat? We will have our 4 kids with us, ages 15- 6 months. Also, since we are not familiar, are DC and NYC close enough to go visit each for a day? Thanks in advance for the advice!

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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      Must Do's in Philly in 1 day

      by BlindFish Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      Yes, i know these questions suck, although in my case it is a bit different.

      It's not that there wouldn't be a lot of things to discover in just one day, but from studying my travel guides i suppose many of these things not to be that thrilling for a (nearly) blind guy like i am. So at this time i am not sure if it's worth standing in line for the Independence Hall to finally see some documents i can't really see, indead. But - as said - it's just the impression i got from reading about it, so maybe you could change my mind on that.

      What about the bell? OK, it's just a bell, of course. But it's big and i might be able to get close enough to see it (touch it? ... wasn't there an episode of HIMYM where they were licking at the bell ...).

      We are really interested in history and want to get the most out of our first (and maybe only) Philly experience. But museums, wall charts and displays won't make a big deal as i cannot read them and my wife speaks and understands much too little of the language to be helpful in this case (although she never gives up trying :-) ).

      So my basic idea was to walk as much of the city as we can and hope to catch something of the spirit and making some shots for the memories. I've thought about a carriage ride for the day of our arrival to give us a rough idea where we want to go for more detailed excursions and i guess we's sign up for a food tour on our second day as a dinner replacement and for getting some information, too.

      What do you think? Will we regret not to visit and see all of the common sights? Any other suggestions?

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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      Parking for two days

      by DutchTony333 Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      Hello everybody,

      We, party of two, are to visit the beautiful city of Philadelphia for a few days in september. We're traveling by car and staying in the city center. What would be a safe and affordable place to park our car for two days..?

      Thanks in advance,

      greetings from the Netherlands, Tony.

      3 Answers Jul 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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      Where to rent a house in Philly

      by AliyaL Online Now Jun 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

      Hi everybody! What is the more safe and quiet areas in PHILLY? Where it's better to rent a house? I'm going to rent a house for a summer but don't know where it will be better.
      I'm looking forward for an answer.

      12 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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      Hotels near Sonesta Hotel

      by rnj1 Online Now Jun 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      My wife and daughter are attending conference June 28-30, 2013. What other hotel options are within a block? Is this area of town safe for two ladies traveling alone?

      6 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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      Hotel recommendation

      by Thomps Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      Planning to spend a day in early May photographing Eastern Penitentiary near 22nd and Fairmount. Looking for hotels in the vicinity in a "good" area. Want to avoid downtown traffic.

      4 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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      by Deep1986 Online Now Jan 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM

      How can i reach Wilkes barre from Philadelphia international airport?

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    • Wilkes-barre to Philedelphia 30th St Train Station

      by jileialoha Online Now Dec 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      How can I get frrom Wilkes-Barre Bus Terminal to Philedelphia 30th Street Train Station. I have asked a few people but to no no avail. I am hoping to get this information as soon as possible so that I may make plans accordingly, for I will be departing on January 10, 2013....Thank You

      3 Answers May 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM
    • nightclubs in philadelphia,pa

      by alyssa_noelle Online Now Sep 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      I am coming with a group of girls on Friday September 21 2012 and preferably wanted to go to a male strip club but most of the good ones are closed on Friday. So another option is a good nightclub that will play hiphop/ r&b music but a very mixed crowed. Please help as the 21st is only 3 days away.

      2 Answers May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
    • Traveling at night after a game

      by Jen113311 Online Now Jul 26, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      We are headed to Philly at the end of August to see a Phillies game. 2 adults, 3 kids 9,7,5. I'm trying to decide on a hotel but it will depend on getting around at night in Philly. I'm looking at a hotel in City Center near the Mkt. East Station or the Holiday Inn near the stadium. I prefer the City Center hotel but I'm worried about taking the metro (?) at night after the game. The Holiday Inn is in walking distance and it seems as though it's safe enough but the reviews on the hotel are not great. The third option is to simply stay wherever and driving to and from the game. Can anyone share their thoughts?

      5 Answers Jul 27, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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      How to use my brazilian unblocked smartphone in the states, as a tourist ?

      by yusha Online Now Jun 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

      I will travel to the u.s. as a tourist and would like to use my smartphone(Samsung 1510 that uses the 3G) in USA , with a data package (100MB) --would be enough for 2 months). Please note that international roaming is too expensive in this case.
      I need these data packages,for example, to be able to use Skype.
      Guess the best in the sates are AT&T and T_Mobile?
      Can I, as a tourist use this service? I need to have an American address, not the address of the hotel? Can I make and receive local calls and SMS?How can I buy this service from Brazil? Need to change the cell chip? What is the cost? Which are the best companies to ask for?
      Thank you very much

    • andover query

      by kathywatts Online Now Feb 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      Hi due to travel to philadelphia in May for work, need to get to Andover philadelphia, is any body familiar with this area, where would be the best place to book regarding hotels. and is it far from the international airport as we be visiting from the united kingdom. kathy

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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      One week apartment or studio near convention center

      by ptrim Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM


      I will be attending a convention the last week of March and would prefer to rent a studio or small apartment for that week. Can anyone recommend a reliable site for this, and also please tell me which area of town I should be looking for? Usually rentals are classified by neighborhoods and I don't know Philly! I've checked roomarama and airbnb, but didn't know where the places were located.

      Many thanks,

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    • Parking in Philadelphia

      by papagaai Online Now Jan 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      I'll be going to the convention centre on Monday, a public holiday, and would like to know a safe place to park my car. I have a disabled sticker and am looking for a garage at a fair price, with enough space open my door fully. Don't really want an open lot. I would entertain parking further out (South Philly? and taking the metro in.

      4 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM
    • Interesting/Unique Bathrooms in Philadelphia?

      by bbrenner23 Online Now Jan 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      Hey guys - I'm doing some research for an art project and I'm curious if anyone can help me find some not-so-ordinary bathrooms to visit. They can be anywhere in the city, but preferably downtown somewhere. I know this is a unique request, but any help would be appreciated, thanks!

      2 Answers Feb 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM
    • easy rail travel to 99 S. 17th St from airport

      by slabaker Online Now Dec 28, 2011 at 8:33 PM

      I need to check and see if I take the commuter rail from Philly airport to hotel at 99 S. !7th St which is best route on a week day.

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM
    • Amtrak to SEPTA

      by ramz9200 Online Now Oct 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM

      If I am taking a train into 30th Street Station in Philly using Amtrak, can I then catch SEPTA to 1201 Market Street to where my hotel is located. At the Marriott?

      4 Answers Oct 12, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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      Vegan restaurant suggestions in Philly?

      by lukenysen Online Now Sep 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

      Can anyone recommend a good vegan restaurant in Philly? Thank you in advance for your help! :)

      1 Answer Oct 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

      by Marcth40 Online Now Sep 13, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      I'm visiting the hospital and was told the inn at Penn Hilton in University Park is a short walk to the hospital. Is this correct and is this a safe area to walk around. Also in general is this area safe and does it have local stores and places to eat.

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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      Storing Luggage with Amtrak

      by Lajo0806 Online Now Sep 3, 2011 at 6:26 PM

      My girlfriend and I are planning a 5-day, 3-city vacation. The first two days are in Washington DC, the third is in Philadelphia, the fourth is in New York, and for the fifth we are going back to DC. We are not staying the night in Philadelphia, we are just stopping their for the day on our way between DC and New York, so we do not have a way to store our luggage and do not want to drag it around the city with us. Does anyone know if Amtrak has any lockers near the 30th street station that we can rent for the day? Any Must Sees/Dos and travel tips for DC and Philly are also welcome....

      4 Answers Sep 4, 2011 at 2:17 AM
    • Extended Parking

      by Titanictrip Online Now Aug 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM

      Is there a web address/site or individual I can contact concerning long term parking e.g. 1 1/2 weeks adjacent to 30th Street Station Phila? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Aug 30, 2011 at 9:06 AM
    • LOST SUITCASE!!! 2nd and Chestnut to York and Tulip.

      by masterofnone Online Now Aug 8, 2011 at 6:52 AM

      I left my suitcase in a cab, 3 days ago, I contacted several companies because I don't know which taxi I was driving with. I've put my suitcase (with all my wardrobe) in taxi's trunk and when I got out of it I forgot to take the suitcase out. I don't know what to do, I'm sending e mails, should I contact the police?
      It was really stupid of me to not picking my suitcase but I'm really desperate now. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Thanks

      8 Answers Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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      Philly to NYC

      by sukan Online Now Jul 20, 2011 at 1:48 AM

      does anyone know how to get from Philly to NYC after 10pm?
      Looks like the last bus goes at 10pm and the first goes at 3am or so...
      I'm looking for something departing untill midnight.
      Thanks for hints.

      2 Answers Jul 20, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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      Longwood Gardens

      by iam1wthee Online Now May 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      Is there public transportation to Longwood Gardens? If not is there a tour company that leaves Philly and goes there?

      5 Answers May 19, 2011 at 5:09 AM