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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Vacation Travel

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When to go?
In Philadelphia, avoid rising humidity during the summer and frigid temperatures during winter, and go for a long weekend in early fall, late spring; or plan a day trip from anywhere on the East Coast. If summer works best for you, be sure to book your lodging ahead of time, then join Philadelphia for the July 4th celebrations, with festive events throughout the historic district.

Where to stay?
Philadelphia boasts mid-range hotels with good space in Rittenhouse Square within walking distance of various sights and entertainment. Otherwise, head North of City Hall, where you can find both luxury and economy major chain hotels to suit your budget. If intimate is your style, you'll love the period appeal of quaint and elegant B&Bs in townhouses, inns, and cottages downtown and throughout Philadelphia. Most accommodations have Wifi or Internet Access Ports, but if that is an amenity you require, call to confirm ahead of time.

What to do?
Most people visiting Philadelphia can't resist tracing the crack in the Liberty Bell, or peeking in Independence Hall where the Constitution and Declaration were signed, but head there early to beat the crowds. After you've had your fill of history, take a stroll with locals and tourists alike down South Street, an eclectic mix of style, food, and entertainment. Don't forget to grab an authentic Philly cheese steak at Jim's (you can find these tasty icons all over the city!).


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