Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – General Info
Philly is located on the Eastern Coast of the US, a short distance from Washington D.C., New York City and Atlantic City, NJ.
A wide variety of hotels at all price ranges may be found in Center City. I am myself a B&B lover, especially in such a historical city, so here are a few to choose from:
- Bed & Breakfasts
+1 (215) 413 0669
+1 (215) 545 1755
+1 (215) 923 8144
+1 (215) 567 2484
The cheapest method of transportation between Philadelphia International Airport and Center City is the SEPTA Train. The train picks up from all terminals, and runs to three Center City stations:
A one way ticket costs $5, and trains run every 30 minutes from 6:10am to 12:10am. The ride takes 20-30 minutes. Most areas of the city are accessible from these stations by bus, subway or cab.
Cab fare from the airport to most Center City locations runs about $20, and the ride can take 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
30th Street Station is the main Amtrak station, with service to and from most major Eastern U.S. cities.
US currency is standard. Per diem costs can range from $50 and up, depending on your tastes!
The term "United States of America" was used for the first time on July 6, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was published in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Evening Post.
Philadelphia’s first corrupt politician was William Penn’s cousin, Col. William Markham. Markham served as Penn’s deputy governor from 1693 to 1699. During this time he offered a safe haven to pirates (including Captain Kidd) for the sum of 100 British pounds per crew member.
I am not a native Philadelphian by any means… However, I have lived here now for over a year, and have come to appreciate all it has to offer!
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