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March 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM #21456March 29, 2015 at 3:28 PM #784290cvmomParticipant
Went to a conference in Philadelphia, man was it depressing. Panhandlers/homeless people everywhere. The drive in to the city was miles of run-down housing. Everyone had an attitude and was crabby. In the conference center, the union would not let us even plug anything in without union assistance. SadMarch 29, 2015 at 3:56 PM #784291
I don’t think the drive to/from the airport is flattering to many US cities.March 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM #784292
Just saw a street fight walking from chinatown. Kids were interested.March 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM #784293
Stating in old city by independence hall. It’s pretty upscale and cool around here.March 29, 2015 at 10:51 PM #784295FlyerInHiGuest
[quote=scaredyclassic]Stating in old city by independence hall. It’s pretty upscale and cool around here.[/quote]
Yes, pretty cool there. The museums are great. Good restaurant inside museum of art.March 29, 2015 at 11:08 PM #784294FlyerInHiGuest
PHL drive to center city is all freeway, almost. Now the train from the airport does take you through dilapidated housing and rail right of way full of trash.
Scaredy, if your family didn’t take the train on arrival you should take the train back to the airport. They’ll know what it’s like to not have the comfort of an automobile.March 29, 2015 at 11:16 PM #784297
They’ll know what it’s like to not have the comfort of an automobile.
Airport train in Philly is great — one-seat ride from downtown and it drops people off directly at their terminal with no change of trains. New cars since 2012, too, no more 1950s-era coaches.March 29, 2015 at 11:35 PM #784299FlyerInHiGuest
haha… by what standards? compared to most of the rest of the world, philly has a sorry excuse for a transit system. trains frequently 10 to 15 min late, so plan accordingly.
scaredy is cool so his family would have fun no matter what they do. I can picture them lugging baggage through many blocks and up and down stations. Different from Temecula where the area around the mall is considered “traffic hell.”March 30, 2015 at 6:46 AM #784304livinincaliParticipant
Philly for me was a visit once kind of place. It was ok it just feels run down in most parts of the city.March 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM #784305
FlyerInHI – if you pack more than a backpack per person for a few days’ trip, you’re overpacking. When I see people lugging rollaboards up stairs, I think “chumps.”March 30, 2015 at 10:03 AM #784307FlyerInHiGuest
[quote=livinincali]Philly for me was a visit once kind of place. It was ok it just feels run down in most parts of the city.[/quote]
Don’t knock philly too much. The old city area and Washington square are one of the best stories of urban renewal in the last few decades. You could have bought for next to nothing in the 80s and be rich today. Better than downtown San Diego.March 31, 2015 at 8:27 PM #784345
[quote=FlyerInHi][quote=livinincali]Philly for me was a visit once kind of place. It was ok it just feels run down in most parts of the city.[/quote]
Don’t knock philly too much. The old city area and Washington square are one of the best stories of urban renewal in the last few decades. You could have bought for next to nothing in the 80s and be rich today. Better than downtown San Diego.[/quote]
oldcity totally hipster cool. Oldest kid willing to live here.
we are staying in a really cool condo near Christmas church. So many bars! Vintage ice cream parlor open till midnight. Fun. But u can’t buy liquor in supermarketsMarch 31, 2015 at 11:39 PM #784347FlyerInHiGuest
I know that vintage ice cream parlor, in a corner store?
Tell your sons to get into UPenn. It’s on the other side of the other river, but it’s kinda cool over there also; and cheaper.
I think that’s the kind of environment where millenials want to live. With farmers markets on weekends. Alcohol can only be bought at bars or state stores. Costco doesn’t even sell booze.March 31, 2015 at 11:51 PM #784348FlyerInHiGuest
Tell more about the condo you’re renting. Is that an airbnb type deal? I noticed that a lot of people prefer to travel that way.
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