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Old 09-12-2019, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Are city busses fairly reliable for riding around town? How costly?



You may want to look into the Philly Phlash or other tourist busses---they have all day passes and you can hop on and off all over Center City. That, or a Septa all day pass
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Here in town, came in yesterday. Took train as suggested. Good deal.

Had excellent Greek food at Olympia Gyros at Reading Market. Wife’s conference is across the street, how lucky is that? We WILL try other places there as well. Great place. Had dinner last night at Mace’s Crossing Irish Pub. I just had lunch there too. Good food & friendly people. Had a pizza slice yesterday at Aldo & Manny. We were short of time this morning & ate breakfast at the hotel coffee shop. Good but greatly overpriced. Won’t do that again.

We may try Ralph’s tonight.

More later. Thanks for all the tips.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Thanks for all the info.

This was a great trip, just too short. The train was a real bargain, $13.50 for both of us, $6.75 each. We took it both ways to the airport & took cabs for short hops here & there. All 3's and All 6's were the 2 companies we used.

Twice we missed getting tickets to Independence Hall but did see the Liberty Bell and displays around it. The food alone was worth the trip. We had Greek and Dutch at Reading Market & got some kind of pastry at a bakeshop there. Ate twice each at Mace's Crossing and Con Irish Pub, just a block or 2 from the hotel, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ralph's was great and our only foray out of center city. We got sandwiches once from a small store across from Convention Center, I forget the name of it. Run by a Korean woman and her mother. 2 turkey sandwiches, 2 cokes and a bag of chips for about $13.00. Great deal and fast. I got it to go and took it to her for a quick lunch break.

Did the Rocky steps of course.

We will go back there for sure. Was a much needed break for me & my wife had a good conference.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:20 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info.

This was a great trip, just too short. The train was a real bargain, $13.50 for both of us, $6.75 each. We took it both ways to the airport & took cabs for short hops here & there. All 3's and All 6's were the 2 companies we used.

Twice we missed getting tickets to Independence Hall but did see the Liberty Bell and displays around it. The food alone was worth the trip. We had Greek and Dutch at Reading Market & got some kind of pastry at a bakeshop there. Ate twice each at Mace's Crossing and Con Irish Pub, just a block or 2 from the hotel, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ralph's was great and our only foray out of center city. We got sandwiches once from a small store across from Convention Center, I forget the name of it. Run by a Korean woman and her mother. 2 turkey sandwiches, 2 cokes and a bag of chips for about $13.00. Great deal and fast. I got it to go and took it to her for a quick lunch break.

Did the Rocky steps of course.

We will go back there for sure. Was a much needed break for me & my wife had a good conference.
Definitely sounds like you had a great time. Please come back when you can.
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