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08-10-2007, 02:24 AM
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I still have my ticket from the Flyers' November 5th, 2005 game against the Thrashers. I believe you lost At the time I had a great girlfriend whom I was visiting and I wanted so badly to see a Flyers game. I agree that you have a beautiful city and I enjoyed very much every one of my trips there. Aside from losing my RAZR on a train and of course never seeing it again, the experience was great. I never did try a real Philly cheesesteak, though. Oh, and the store A.K.A. Music on N. 2nd St. is one of the best cd stores I've ever been to!

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08-10-2007, 08:36 AM
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Stayed at the General Laffyette B&B/Brewery a couple of summers ago and it was very enjoyable. Great room in an old house with a garden in which we were the only guests. The brewery was the second best of my eastern trip, (Portsmith's Smuttynose Brewing gets the nod). Wife was happy, I was happy. Nice.
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If you come back let me know so I can point you to some good brewpubs.

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That's cool man, this is hardcore has a really stellar lineup. I wish i could go...

but...

This area really isn't that bad (starlight ballroom). I wouldn't sleep in your car in the immediate area around there though. Northern Liberties is to the north east which is a decent area, i wouldn't venture too far north-west or dead north. South of the ballroom is center city which is fine.

Sleeping in your car might prove to be a tricky ordeal... If you really have no other options i would recommend looking at parking your car somewhere in the old city/eastern center city area which is basically from 5th street over to the delaware river. Another option might be to find somehwere in university city which is west of the Schuylkill and south of market street (Drexel / Penn Campus) When i walk to my next class i'll see if i notice any suitable areas to do something like this at... but this IS a city and sleeping in your car probably isn't a great idea.

One more option, is to look on pahardcore.com or centerfuse and try to find a place to stay with someone else in the area. As far as i know there are usually people doing this sort of thing for these fests.

Tenting is going to be near impossible without driving at least 30 minutes out of the city. If you do the tent thing you should search for a campground outside of the city. I would recommend this option. Whenever i want to make a short vacation i choose camping over a hotel, it usually runs 30 bucks for a site and split that amongst your party is an economical route to take.

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Awesome ! Thanks a lot !

I think we'll probably go the tent route cause sleeping 4 guys in a car wouldn't be really comfortable. We'll stop at the first campsite we see and go from there.

Thanks again !

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08-10-2007, 10:35 AM
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Guz,

If you come back let me know so I can point you to some good brewpubs.
Nodding Head... gotta love Nodding Head.

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Man, please don't sleep in your car anywhere near the city, you're just asking to get jacked even in a decent area. Pony up the $30 and find a motel 6 or something. You might need to drive 20 mins to get to the outskirts but seriously, even if there's a 95% chance nothing would happen, just don't take the risk just to save a few bucks, it's really not worth it.

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Awesome ! Thanks a lot !

I think we'll probably go the tent route cause sleeping 4 guys in a car wouldn't be really comfortable. We'll stop at the first campsite we see and go from there.

Thanks again !
Good call. Much better option.

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Where is there any campsite in the Philadelphia area?

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Where is there any campsite in the Philadelphia area?
in philadelphia... prolly not. just outside and over in jersey i'm sure you could find one.

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in philadelphia... prolly not. just outside and over in jersey i'm sure you could find one.
I'm talking about outside. I live in the burbs and I can't think of anywhere within a 30-mile driving radius where you can camp.

My advice is to find a cheap hotel and split it among the 4 of you. Even if you stay at a $100 hotel, between 4 of you it will only be $25 each.

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I'm talking about outside. I live in the burbs and I can't think of anywhere within a 30-mile driving radius where you can camp.

My advice is to find a cheap hotel and split it among the 4 of you. Even if you stay at a $100 hotel, between 4 of you it will only be $25 each.
I guess we're just really on a tight budget. A campground would be ideal, I'm sure we can find something within a 30 mile radius. For example, in Ottawa, I can think of more than 20 campsites that are less than an hour away from the downtown core driving. Maybe I'm optimistic?

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Here's a map of PA campgrounds.
http://www.pacamping.com/map_search.htm

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08-10-2007, 07:53 PM
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Here's a map of PA campgrounds.
http://www.pacamping.com/map_search.htm
So, according to that map, the closest campground to CC is Coatesville (roughly 40 minutes away with no traffic)?

You can find a Motel 6 type hotel within 15 minutes of CC for less than $75. Split it amongst yourselves instead of hiking out to Chester County to camp out.

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I came to Philly for the crack.

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For camping I'd suggest Atsion Lake in Shamong, NJ. Its about 30 miles from Philly. Probably the closest place to Philly to camp in the Pine Barrens.

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For camping I'd suggest Atsion Lake in Shamong, NJ. Its about 30 miles from Philly. Probably the closest place to Philly to camp in the Pine Barrens.

Yeah, just watch out for 'The New Jersey Devil' .....or...Tony Soprano.

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So, according to that map, the closest campground to CC is Coatesville (roughly 40 minutes away with no traffic)?
You'd think there would be something a bit closer. Maybe on the Jersey side. These should be within 10 miles.
http://njgin.state.nj.us/OIT_TravelG....3522219653505

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08-11-2007, 08:44 PM
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Another question, about how far is the Franklin Institute from the historic section? We may want to go see the King Tut exhibit. As always, thanks in advance.

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Another question, about how far is the Franklin Institute from the historic section? We may want to go see the King Tut exhibit. As always, thanks in advance.
Pretty much too far to walk unless you don't mind a bit of a hike. Looks like you can take the PHLASH.
http://www.gophila.com/C/Things_to_D...lash/1303.html

BTW, here's a really nice map of center city plus a little bit.
http://www.gophila.com/Go/TravelTools/centercitymap.pdf

Just old city.
http://www.gophila.com/Go/TravelTool...storic_Map.pdf

And SEPTA.
http://www.septa.org/maps/click_map.html

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Pretty much too far to walk unless you don't mind a bit of a hike. Looks like you can take the PHLASH.
http://www.gophila.com/C/Things_to_D...lash/1303.html

BTW, here's a really nice map of center city plus a little bit.
http://www.gophila.com/Go/TravelTools/centercitymap.pdf

Just old city.
http://www.gophila.com/Go/TravelTool...storic_Map.pdf

And SEPTA.
http://www.septa.org/maps/click_map.html
Thanks, I actually figured out the map that was originally listed after I posted this question. How safe is 'SEPTA' in that area? I'm going to check out the PHLASH link as well.

One more thing, for now at least. One of the things we definitely want to do is that 'Duck Tours' thing. Does anyone know if it's really necessary to advance order tickets? We are reluctant to do so just in case something happens and we can't go on that day, but will purchase them in advance if you guys think it's necessary.

Again, thanks a ton.

EDIT: I'm loving the PHLASH. In fact, I'm going to send the link you provided to my friend.

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08-12-2007, 10:11 AM
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Thanks, I actually figured out the map that was originally listed after I posted this question. How safe is 'SEPTA' in that area? I'm going to check out the PHLASH link as well.

One more thing, for now at least. One of the things we definitely want to do is that 'Duck Tours' thing. Does anyone know if it's really necessary to advance order tickets? We are reluctant to do so just in case something happens and we can't go on that day, but will purchase them in advance if you guys think it's necessary.

Again, thanks a ton.

EDIT: I'm loving the PHLASH. In fact, I'm going to send the link you provided to my friend.
For SEPTA anything in center city should be fine and the Broad St line to the stadiums. I guess SEPTA in general should be fine anywhere. I've done the Ducks before and it is a lot of fun. It'll give you a good quick tour of old city and Penn's Landing. I'm trying to remember but I think we had to get the tickets a few hours in advance. I guess check in early and see what times they have available.


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08-18-2007, 05:46 AM
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Thank you all so much for all the info you provided me--especially 'Let's Go Flyers 75' and 'rayearth.' We had a VERY successful, albeit hot, trip to the City of Brotherly Love yesterday. We did the Duck Rides, which we loved and then basically walked around the Old City. The line to the Liberty Bell wasn't bad so we were able to see that and take some pictures. Again, thanks a ton and as always, you guys are the best!!!

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Thank you all so much for all the info you provided me--especially 'Let's Go Flyers 75' and 'rayearth.' We had a VERY successful, albeit hot, trip to the City of Brotherly Love yesterday. We did the Duck Rides, which we loved and then basically walked around the Old City. The line to the Liberty Bell wasn't bad so we were able to see that and take some pictures. Again, thanks a ton and as always, you guys are the best!!!
Thanks, it's a fun city to walk around. Yeah, I was going to mention that I've never really had to wait a long time to see the Liberty Bell and I think there's some neat stuff in there to read. Did you get to Independence Hall?

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Thanks, it's a fun city to walk around. Yeah, I was going to mention that I've never really had to wait a long time to see the Liberty Bell and I think there's some neat stuff in there to read. Did you get to Independence Hall?
We didn't read the stuff by the Liberty Bell-we basically just cut in front of a bunch of people, threw the girls in front of the Bell and took a ton of picture. You know how us (almost) New Yorkers are.

We didn't get into Independence Hall. There were no tickets by the time we got there, and the line was ridiculously long at 5:00pm for the "Open House." Next time we go, we are going to pre-order the tickets.

Again, thanks for everything. We really did have a great time.

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Awesome. Glad you enjoyed it.

Anything else you discovered that we could add to the guide?

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Awesome. Glad you enjoyed it.

Anything else you discovered that we could add to the guide?
In all honesty, your guide was perfect. We would never have known about the Duck Rides if it weren't for you. The only thing I would recommend is advance ordering tickets for Independence Hall.

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