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Attractions
Franklin Institute
Please Touch Museum
National Constitution Center
US Mint
Adventure Aquarium (just across the river in Camden, NJ)
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA (about 45 minutes south-west of the city)
Eastern State Penitentiary
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia Zoo
Independence Seaport Museum
Smith Playground
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
One Liberty Observation Deck
Liberty Bell (plus a bunch of other historical sites nearby)
Independence Hall
Trolley tour bus

For discounts on admission, consider the Philadelphia Pass or the Philadelphia City Pass (if your visiting enough attractions), or buy the Entertainment book for the coupons. If you order it online, you should be able to print out all of the coupons you need immediately.

Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton located near City Center was originally a Bank and worth a visit.
Sheraton Society Hill is near the Liberty Bell area and the River. (probably the best place to stay for shabbos)
the Westin is by Rittenhouse Sq and City Center is North of City Hall area closer to Museum Row.
The Westin on 17th & Liberty. has some Old World charm to it
Sheraton City Center - was fine. clean, neat, pool and fitness but nothing special
Le Meridian across from city hall
Hyatt at the Bellevue on Walnut and Broad st.
Hyatt Penn's Landing
Homewood Suites City Avenue

Westin a plain hotel over the River in Mt Laurel , NJ
Aloft - Mt Laurel. (Aloft is  not your typical hotel. Very young crowd. Relaxed staff. Place is nice and new).

Restaurants

Center City:
Burger.org - 1901 Chesnut Street CLOSED
Mama's Vegetarian
Center City Soft Pretzel Co. - unusual hours

University City:
Kosher Dining at the University of Pennsylvania - check hours/dates, only open during academic year

Lower Merion (20-25 min from center city, but up to 45 in traffic):
Shalom Pizzeria
Citron and Rose - more upscale. Make reservations in advance. Closed but recently reopened (as of May 17, 2017)
The Dairy - very nice dairy restaurant.

Star of David Kosher grill- 942 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. Cheaper option for meat, Chinese, sushi
Nana's kitchen in the JCC-Address: 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096 Phone:(703) 586-3103- Call before, but usually open in the daytime with seating. Don't have to be a member to attend. Excellent dairy food options and very reasonably priced.

Northeast (35 min from downtown):
Holy Land Grill-permanently closed
Espresso Cafe

Cherry Grill in Cherry Hill, NJ is just across the Delaware River (via Ben Franklin Bridge.). Fairly classy ambience, better than decent food. 3/5 stars. Hechsher by the O-K and the Cherry K Vaad Hakashruth.

This is a pretty good list of the generally accepted kosher restaurants in Philly.
This is the website for the generally accepted community hechsher: http://www.keystone-k.info/

Shuls
Orthodox Jewish Philadelphia Directory
www.phillyshul.com (actually 2 shuls which they alternate between). Run by a very nice chabad rabbi.
Sephardi shul (www.mikvehisrael.org)
Mekor Habracha

Lower Merion (15 min drive from downtown):
Lower Merion Synagogue
Young Israel of the Main Line
Philadelphia Community Kollel - next door to Citron and Rose

Northeast (35 min drive from downtown):
Congregation Ahavas Torah

Bensalem (10 min drive from Sesame Place)
http://www.bensalemoutreach.org/

Eruv Maps
http://www.philly-direct.com/frum/eruv.html


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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #660 on: November 24, 2019, 09:14:15 AM »
Looking to come for the thanksgiving parade this week from Wednesday to Thursday. Anyone know of any good parking spots in the city next to the residence inn? Theyíre charging 55 bucks for valet

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« Reply #661 on: November 24, 2019, 09:21:02 AM »
Did you check spothero?
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« Reply #662 on: November 24, 2019, 09:37:42 PM »
Ya theyre also very expensive, like 38 bucks was the cheapest I found. Is there any street parking, or is that unlikey?

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« Reply #663 on: November 28, 2019, 12:40:36 PM »
Do found street parking even though it was 10 min walk from the hotel, but saved myself 55 dollars.... it happens to be in here on thanksgiving so itís free parking for today, donít know how much it would cost if you were here for a day that there isnít free street parking.

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #664 on: December 24, 2019, 04:04:04 PM »
Looking to travel from Brooklyn to crayola experience, whats the closest place to crayola where i can sleep over on the way and have a minyen shachris in the morning?
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« Reply #665 on: December 24, 2019, 04:16:54 PM »
Looking to travel from Brooklyn to crayola experience, whats the closest place to crayola where i can sleep over on the way and have a minyen shachris in the morning?
you do realize that it's 75 mi from Brooklyn so "the way" your basically still home. That said, Allentown is your closest minyan but it's a bit further so it may be a difficult drive and may require an extra day of driving.
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #666 on: December 24, 2019, 06:05:19 PM »
you do realize that it's 75 mi from Brooklyn so "the way" your basically still home. That said, Allentown is your closest minyan but it's a bit further so it may be a difficult drive and may require an extra day of driving.
Looking to leave Brooklyn Motzei Shabbos, sleep over in hotel close to the park so i can visit the park first thing in the morning. But I can only do it if i will have a Minyen shachris close by.
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #667 on: December 24, 2019, 06:22:12 PM »
http://www.sonsofisrael.net/
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Or part way there in NJ such as Piscataway etc.
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http://www.sonsofisrael.net/
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Or part way there in NJ such as Piscataway etc.
Thanks. Allentown though sounds like out of the way further up.

Piscataway would be closest option on the way?
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« Reply #669 on: December 24, 2019, 10:30:21 PM »
Thanks. Allentown though sounds like out of the way further up.

Piscataway would be closest option on the way?
I think there is a Chabad in basking ridge. Not sure if they have weekday.
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« Reply #672 on: June 25, 2020, 10:28:47 AM »
Huge loss for Philly. I dont get why he cant just get a new place though....
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