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Old 08-30-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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We are visiting Philly in late October. My wife has a conference and I am tagging along for the ride. We will stay at the Logan Hotel. About how much is cab fare to there from the airport?

I will walk the area while she is in meetings. What are some good places nearby for Philly cheese steak hoagies? Any good pizza places? Good dinner restaurants? I don’t drink much but may get a beer somewhere. Any bars to recommend?

Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:44 PM
 
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We are visiting Philly in late October. My wife has a conference and I am tagging along for the ride. We will stay at the Logan Hotel. About how much is cab fare to there from the airport?

I will walk the area while she is in meetings. What are some good places nearby for Philly cheese steak hoagies? Any good pizza places? Good dinner restaurants? I don’t drink much but may get a beer somewhere. Any bars to recommend?

Thanks for any feedback.
Save the cab fare. Take the Septa regional rail airport train from the airport to Suburban Station. The Logan Hotel, which was previously the Four Seasons, is about 3 blocks away from the station.

Check out the Philadelphia Magazine for restaurant suggestions for starters.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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I second taking the train. It will be much cheaper, the ride is quite pleasant and I believe they run every 30 minutes so you won't have to wait long. Nearby is Steve's prince of steaks which is pretty good. You are also walking distance from the Reading Terminal Market which is amazing and you can basically get any type of food your heart desires!
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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I second taking the train. It will be much cheaper, the ride is quite pleasant and I believe they run every 30 minutes so you won't have to wait long. Nearby is Steve's prince of steaks which is pretty good. You are also walking distance from the Reading Terminal Market which is amazing and you can basically get any type of food your heart desires!
Yep. The train is the way to go. You can grab a ticket from the kiosk right on the platform, which you walk right by on your way to catch a cab.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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I second taking the train. It will be much cheaper, the ride is quite pleasant and I believe they run every 30 minutes so you won't have to wait long. Nearby is Steve's prince of steaks which is pretty good. You are also walking distance from the Reading Terminal Market which is amazing and you can basically get any type of food your heart desires!
How much cheaper, considering that his wife is there, too, meaning that the cost will be two train tickets but only one cab fare?
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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Hmmm, dragging bags on the train can be super annoying during rush hour. My personal preference is for uber or lyft which should be easy to get at the airport. It's been awhile so I am not sure on the price but I think it would be pretty reasonable to downtown. If you take a cab, there is a flat fee of $29 or so from the airport to anywhere in center city. I used to work at the Four Seasons Hotel (before it was the Logan Hotel). You will be in a great location. I personally loved Joe's Pizza on 16th Street (walkable to the hotel) but there are so many good pizza places nearby. I agree with the suggestion to walk to the Terminal Market. I loved getting a cannoli from Termini Brothers and some desserts from the Amish. I also agree with the suggestion for Steve's Prince of Steaks for a cheesesteak. October is a great time to go as well, weather wise. Enjoy the trip
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:44 AM
 
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Sorry wanted to add, I love Ralph's on 9th Street in South Philadelphia for Italian. You would have to take a cab or uber/lyft to get there. It is a small, tightly packed restaurant and is cash only. Davio's is good too which is more upscale and walkable from your hotel.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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We are visiting Philly in late October. My wife has a conference and I am tagging along for the ride. We will stay at the Logan Hotel. About how much is cab fare to there from the airport?

I will walk the area while she is in meetings. What are some good places nearby for Philly cheese steak hoagies? Any good pizza places? Good dinner restaurants? I don’t drink much but may get a beer somewhere. Any bars to recommend?

Thanks for any feedback.
It's a big city, with thousands of options at your doorstep. And Philly has grown up a ton from its cheesteseak and Pizza roots of yesteryear. As someone else mentioned check out lists like this - find a particular type of cuisine you like and enjoy: https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/50-best-restaurants/

^Zahav, #8 on that list, was just named the Best Restaurant in America: https://philly.eater.com/2019/5/6/18...ers-2019-zahav

For a cheesesteak near your hotel - head to Cleavers - on 18th street.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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I'm getting hungry hearing of these places. I love food of all kinds but I'm thinking I'll stick to hoagies and pizza while wife is in her meetings, and scout places for us to have dinner later.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Are city busses fairly reliable for riding around town? How costly?
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