YoungFlyer
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What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:12 am

Hey all,
I know this another one of those "what to do in..." threads, but i feel i could get as good info. hear as on travel sites or books. So as the topic says, What is there to do in Phili? My family and I are going to be there for a short too days on a small vacation. we are either flying or taking the train (a short hop from Boston). Is there anything Special going on this week? Places we should not miss?
Thanks for all,
Dan
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:44 am

Hi there Dan. It's Philly, btw, but that's not important  Smile. I would highly suggest going to the Constitution Center, the Art Museum, and the downtown area around the Liberty Bell and City Hall. You'll find places like Ben Franklin's gravesite around there, and some other pretty cool places. If you get the chance you should try a cheesesteak from Pat's...not Geno's...evillll. And remember it's "Wit" not "with".  Wink

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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:53 am

The Franklin Institute is one place to go, although it's not as good as it used to be when it had a BA 707-400 on display.
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:57 am

Eat at the Old Original Bookbinders.

Go to the old RR station and eat a cheesesteak.

Go to the Penn RR museum in Lancaster.

Visit the USS New Jersey across the river.

See Independence Hall.

See the Liberty Bell.

How much time you got? There's plenty to do.
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:16 am

Thanks all, i am still working on convincing my mom to get to Phily, via u.s. air and their E170 service from PVD and not via the train. (5 hour ride, come'on!).
sadly i dont have much time, i'll try to fit as much in!
Dan
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
used to be when it had a BA 707-400 on display.

Considering the 707-320 was the last model made and had the longest range of any 707 model it begs the question what the heck is a 707-400?
 
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:17 am

Or go to Penn's Landing take stoll on the USS Olympia Cruiser, part of the Great White Fleet, and there is also a Sub, the USS Becuna. Is the Moshilu still open?
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:48 am

Philly has a world-class art museum. Check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They have a great collection of Rodin sculptures. Plus plenty of recognizable works of Wester art throught the ages.
 
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:54 am

Go see a Flyers game for sure!

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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:10 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
Go see a Flyers game for sure!

Sadly, the olympics will still be going on at that point. I also have the Bruins here, they are not that bad.
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:15 am

If you put off your trip until March 3rd, you can watch the Philthy Phantoms take on your hometown Bruins. Wear your Bruins jersey, I'm sure the Philly fans won't say anything, not...
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RE: What To Do In Philadelphia?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting YoungFlyer (Thread starter):
What is there to do in Phili?



Quoting YoungFlyer (Thread starter):
Places we should not miss?

The US Mint may interest you.  Smile


http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/ind....cfm?flash=yes&action=philadelphia

Good day  Smile

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