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      I live in Vegas

      Las Vegas 9 hours ago

      I live in Vegas & want to be a part of Questions & Answers for people having questions / needing help. How do I do this?

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      Charter boat fishiing

      Destin Feb 3, 2016 at 7:44 AM

      anyone know of good fishing charter in Destin? looking at first shot charter. any suggestions would be great! thanks

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      Vermont Jan 26, 2016 at 5:49 PM

      How do you greet each other in Vermont?? Should travelers dress in a specific way?? Are there any necessary phrases travelers should know??

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    • Transportation from airport to Lombard Street

      San Francisco Jan 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      Hi,

      outside of public transportation, is there an easier route to get from the airport to Lombard Street? Does Uber provide service in these areas?

      Thanks!

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    • Where to stay for young seniors?

      Charlotte Jan 21, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Thinking of a few days in Charlotte in mid May for my 70th birthday coming from the cold NorthEast. Is the Historic District strongly recommended or are there other areas. Flying in and could rent a car, if advised. We are healthy and youngish and love local charm as opposed to big city lunacy but have never been to Charlotte.

      Thanks

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      Tybee Island in March for a day trip, or for several days?

      Tybee Island Jan 18, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi - We are flying into Savannah for 8 nights in mid March. Trying to decide if we should stay in one place in the historic district (near River Street or Forsyth Garden) for the whole time, or split it into 3 nights on Tybee then 5 nights in Savannah - or some other combination. We want to end our stay in Savannah, as we will be there for St. Patrick's Day. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to best use our time? We will have a rental car, and thought we'd explore the coastal areas, and enjoy the local history. Any/all suggestions welcome.
      Thanks!

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      Where do you recommend for a day out from from NYC on the LIRR?

      Long Island Jan 18, 2016 at 5:38 AM

      I have never been anywhere very much on Long Island on my many visits to NYC and wondered about taking a day trip out of the city on the LIRR. Can anyone recommend the best line/a destination to head for? We (two mature adults - like walking/photography/eating out - would like to see some of the coastal scenery and maybe spend a couple of hours or more in one of the villages/small towns. I like the look of the Montauk branch but appreciate Montauk itself might be too far. Where is nice to have a meal, a wander round and return all within one day? We would be visiting in mid-April. Thank you. Sam

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    • Primitive Wholesale Store

      Moundsville Jan 15, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      I have heard there is a primitive wholesale store in Moundsville, WV. Could anyone give me information on this?

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    • Shuttle to casinos

      Memphis Jan 8, 2016 at 8:03 AM

      I will be visiting Memphis soon, I want to go to the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica Ms. are there any shuttles or buses that can take me there ? I will be traveling alone and concerned about safety also,

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    • What should I see in 3 days in NY?

      New York State Yesterday

      I'm going to have cancer treatments abroad, thanks to Placidway Medical Tourism. I'm from Mexico, but having the best treatment and the best oncologists is a priority for me. That's to say, I have my trip scheduled on 13th March and I'm going to spend 8 days in NY. I'll have 3 full days for visits and surroundings. So what do you suggest?

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    • best location for family

      Santa Monica Feb 2, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      Travelling in June from San Francisco to LA, where is the best place to stay. We are looking at Santa Monica

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    • Vacation rental?

      Copalis Beach Jan 26, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      any one familiar with this beach and the surrounding area? Looking for some feedback before we commit to a few days renting a private home on the beach. are there grocery stores and conveniences nearby, what's the closest town?

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    • Phil Peterson poker run

      Key West Jan 24, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      We are going to the poker run this year. I have seen most of the action is on Duval Street. Does anyone know what
      the cross streets are? Where it would be to best to get a hotel at. Any hotel suggestions ? Any other information would
      be greatly appreciated . Thank You.

      Bob

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    • 3-4 week self drive of New York State

      New York State Jan 23, 2016 at 3:12 AM

      Am planning a vacation in September, Self Drive. Will start off in New York for 3/4 nights then hit the road for Albany, Lake Placid, Finger Lakes, St Lawrence Seaway Drive, Niagara, Buffalo, Erie and back to NY City.

      Any tips for the best routes (scenic drives) and must sees very welcome.

      Thanks in advance.

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    • Ocean shores vs. Westport

      Ocean Shores Jan 22, 2016 at 10:25 AM

      Three days to spend at the coast. Planning to rent a condo or vacation home. Which area is better for quiet walks on the beach and some R&R.

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    • vacation rentals

      Ocean Shores Jan 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

      We have 3 days to spend on the west coast of Washington before heading north of Seattle for a week. We're looking to rent a vacation home or condo with beach front property. What area isn't overpopulated and has good access. We like a peaceful quiet locale and plan to sit and enjoy the view and if the weather permits in early May, do some exploring along the coast line.

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      Camping eservations at Dead Horse Point State Park

      Moab Jan 18, 2016 at 4:43 AM

      Hi - I see you can only make reservations 4 mths ahead of arrival date. Does anyone know if dates around the 4th July are really hard to get. Should I be poised at my computer, mouse ready at 1 minute past midnight on the relevant day (when the four month window opens)? We are concerned if we miss out it will be late to find anything else and we are already struggling to find alternative tent camping options which one can reserve in advance (beyond Devils Gdn in Arches where we hope to spend a couple of nights). We don't want to risk first-come, first-served at such a busy time of year. Thank you. Sam

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    • Where to explore from Petaluma??

      Petaluma Jan 14, 2016 at 5:40 PM

      We will be at a wedding in Petaluma late February. We are looking to do some birding, hiking,
      spend some time in nature in general for 3-4 days. We have been to Muir Woods and Yosemite...
      what would be your recommendations ? Maybe spending one night in 3 or 4 different locations
      up the coast? TIA

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      what is there to do for children?

      Saint Charles Jan 13, 2016 at 4:39 AM

      I have a granddaughter who is 6 when she comes for spring break just wondering what there is for girls this age and not too much money I am on disability.

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    • iconic Atlanta

      Atlanta Jan 8, 2016 at 12:45 PM

      I'm visiting just outside of Atlanta for a short while and on my weekend I was hoping to visit some of the iconic areas of Atlanta that you immediately recognise if they are on tv etc, can anyone help me as to where to head?
      Thanks

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    • Visiting Sequoia Natiional Park in February

      Sequoia National Park 15 hours ago

      Visiting Sequoia National Park for one day in mid-February. I will be in a rental car. Are there routes into the park via highways without chain restrictions on vehicles? Having a hard time finding information online.

      I would like to take a snowshoe tour, but will not be able to put chains on my vehicle.

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    • Best Driving Itinerary for Washington Coast

      Olympic National Park Yesterday

      I am planning a trip to Seattle in June and would also like to plan a trip to the Washington Coast to see the Hoh Rainforest. Does anyone recommend anything else of interest along the way or places to stay? I was also wondering how many days I should spend at each place. It will be just myself and my girlfriend. Thanks in advance!

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      United States of America Yesterday

      Hi, I'm having trouble finding a small camper to pick up in LA early April and then drop off late June. All the vehicles seem to be the larger C size type with high roofs. We had one of these in 2009 when the whole family were here for three months and we traveled 15,000 miles but this time there is just the two of us. We plan to go to New Orleans then up to New York and around that area.
      Thanks,

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    • beach arrival

      Jacksonville Feb 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM

      How to get to beach by public transportation during the week

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      Palm Beach Jan 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      Can you swim in the ocean in Feb?

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      Help for spanish speakers in Philly

      by uchi2000 Online Now Oct 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM

      Are there Any tours or recomendations for spanish speakers? Feeling kind of lost just speaking few words in english.

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    • Haven't seen my brother in 12 years...

      by NatOconnor Online Now Oct 7, 2015 at 6:25 PM

      Hi all,
      My name is Natalia and I am from Brazil. I am currently living Kutztown but I have lived in Philadelphia and suburbs neighborhoods in Montgomery County. My brother and his wife are coming to visit and spend Christmas and New Years Eve with me. I would really love to know the "Must go Places" in Philadelphia I should take them. Any ideas and suggestions? Although I have been here all these years, school kept me away from exploring this great city.
      Thank you !
      Natalia.

      9 Answers Oct 9, 2015 at 10:48 AM
    • curio shop

      by hpeters Online Now Apr 30, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      There was a small oddity shop in Philly, it had 3 rooms that got stranger as you entered. I lost the address. Please does anyone know about it?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM
    • Ending a journey early

      by KathyGilbert Online Now Apr 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM

      My question is about a trip I have planned to Jacksonville (FL) from Madrid. I am looking at a flight from MAD to Philadelphia, then change and fly onto JAX. I want to know if I can end my journey at Philadelphia as I fancy driving down through the Carolinas. The deal I have with this return trip is less than half the price if I flew direct from MAD to Philadelphia. Would there be a problem at immigration? What happens to the luggage - I've done mulit stop trips before and once the initial check in is done, I have not seen my bags until reaching the final destination. Thanks and regards.

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 3:48 PM
    • cab fare airport to 30th st

      by qvivar Online Now Feb 19, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      How much is cab fare from the airport to 30th street station?

      6 Answers Feb 20, 2015 at 1:26 PM
    • recommended duration in Philadelphia

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Jan 24, 2015 at 1:59 AM

      Hi, All. My boyfriend and I are taking a trip to Northeastern USA in the beginning of April 2015. We will be flying into PHL, then NYC, then BOS. The entirety of the trip will be 10 days.

      I've been looking at previous forum questions and looked on www.visitphilly.com (very useful website!), and wanted to know how many days VTers would recommend spending in Philly. We are trying to figure out how many days to allot to each city (with as many days as we can in NYC). I know it's a tough question to answer, as it's all dependent on individual tastes, but what are your recommendations to hit the typical "top sites" of the "City of Brotherly Love".

      We are in our 30's, love culture and food, and seeing the beautiful sites and landmarks of a city. We will definitely hit the historic area, South Philly, and the multitude of museums available.

      Thanks in advance!

      8 Answers Jan 25, 2015 at 5:36 AM
    • Shopping Questions

      by deenikmax Online Now Oct 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Hi,

      Years ago I did some shopping in Philadelphia in a store that carried everything from Electronics, Jewelry, Clothes, Food.... etc. The store was so large the workers wore roller skates. Do you know the name of the store and is it still in business?

      5 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 4:39 AM
    • Public transport from Graduate Hospital to PHL airport?

      by Shimmer580 Online Now Oct 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Whats the best/cheapest way to get to the airport from graduate hospital? Traveling alone. Driving myself isn't an option. I don't want to take a bus because its not ideal with luggage. Was thinking taxi or train or subway. I saw on the Septa website that their airport line doesn't run until 5am which is the time I have to be AT the airport so I can't do that. I have a 625am domestic flight on a weekday. Any advice? I'm thinking it would be a 430-445am pickup.

      3 Answers Oct 8, 2014 at 4:42 AM
    • Where to stay in Philadelphia with children

      by Karenbdiaz Online Now Oct 3, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      Hi ! We are planning a trip for the weekend to see the historical sites with our younger children. Is the historical area a good & safe place to stay ? Everyone says its like NYC ( where we live & that you need to know where to stay & where not to ..)
      Ty !!

      5 Answers Oct 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM
    • safe hotel

      by bethcampbell71 Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 9:16 PM

      what is a safe hotel to stay at near Bryn Mawr college

      3 Answers Aug 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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      Good Sunday Brunch

      by iccuf Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      What is a good Sunday brunch spot in Philly? Looking for good food, fun atmosphere - not dressy.

    • Directions to Jury Duty at 601 Market St.

      by mmg7853 Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      I'm coming from the Thorndale/Parkesburg area. Am I best to travel by Septa? I never go into Philadelphia and I have jury duty starting July 9

      1 Answer Jun 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM
    • best way to get around and Elfreth's Alley

      by kansastraveler15 Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Planning to spend a couple days in Philadelphia. We plan on going to the Eastern State Penitentiary, art museum, Independence Hall, etc. Mostly the highlights. I originally thought we would walk and take the metro, but I saw where there is a Trolley Works tour. Would it be beneficial or save time taking the trolley? Do they give interesting information on the trolley?
      Also, is the tour to Elfreth's Alley worth it? Or is walking and seeing the houses enough?
      Thanks a lot for all your help!

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM
    • Meeting train travellers at Philadelphia railway station

      by Johndavidwinder Online Now Jun 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      How can we collect at the kerbside train passengers getting out at Philadelphia Union Station?

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM
    • souvenir needed

      by lkmbaz Online Now May 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      Where's a great shop for a visitor to get a local souvenir or clothing to take back home?

      2 Answers May 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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      What to do in Center City?

      by everydaysomewherenew Online Now May 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Going to be staying in Center City. Whenever I travel I avoid all of the "oh you must go see this place..." hype. Let's face it, majority of the tourist attractions are mediocre. Plus I've grown up in PA so did all of that stuff for school field trips. What are some suggestions for the best places to go, best places to eat, and things to do that are not typical tourist suggestions?

      6 Answers May 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM
    • Which the best station to get into Philadelphia 30 street station or North philadelphia?

      by cristinadelapiedra Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      As a turist just for the day witch station is more convinient?

      2 Answers May 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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      Hotel Suggestions near 30th Street Station

      by riorich55 Online Now Apr 29, 2014 at 3:58 AM

      It is a possibility that on our way to Washington D.C. later this year we may be arriving relatively late at night in Philadelphia from upstate NY at about 10:45 p.m. Didn't want to have to travel far for a hotel, so wonder if anyone has any nearby recommendations.

      10 Answers Apr 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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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!

      Thanks
      Ali

    • HELP IN PHILADELPHIA

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

      HI FRIENDS

      ARRVING FROM WASHINGTON dc TO Philadelphia, PA, 30th St Station . nEED TO TRAVEL TO BENASALEM TO MY COUSINS HOUSE. WE ARE TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN AGE 6 AND 9 YRS CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST CONVENIENT MODE OF TRAVEL

      1 Answer 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. )

      Thanks

      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