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My wife and I will be in Philadelphia from April 19th to the 22nd on a small vacation. We picked Philadeplhia since we had never been in that area. Can some of the locals recommend some must see sights? Any car related also would be appreciated. Does anyone know if the Philadelphia Airport Hertz rents the Shelby?
 

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I've only been here about 1.5yrs now, but I will post up some things later to look for and eat :)

are you staying in center city? outskirts?
renting a car then I take it?

how many days are you staying?

have any questions regarding good areas to stay, etc?


I'll be around with #1986 if you need to hear some exhaust during your visit :D
I am also fairly confident there are no Shelbys out this way. I think they are all on the west coast... perhaps maybe a couple in NY, doubt it though. Maybe some down in Florida and the Carolinas.
 

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Thanks I appreciate any opinions. I ended up with a Free 4 day trip for two to my pick of cities.It included airline tickets for 2 poeple along with Marriot hotel reservations and a Hertz car rental. The Irony of the deal is I am a lifelong Ford guy and the trip was given to me by AC Delco
 

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Anything in old city is pretty cool. Lots of history. I plan on taking a trip there come spring to refresh. The odd thing is I live like 15 mins from the city but honestly I rearly go there.
 

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I lived there for 4 years. Great city. Lots of culture, entertainment and especially food.

Best Chicken wings in the world = Moriarty's Restaurant & Pub (1116 Walnut Street).
Best Cheesesteak = Delassandro's (Corner of Henry Ave & Wendover St - 20 minutes from center city) or Tony Lukes (39 East Oregon Avenue).
For crabs try DiNardo's (312 Race Street).

Check out Independence Hall, Liberty Bell and the Franklin Institute. You'll also want to see the Art Museum and the Rodin Museum (which I prefer bettter and is located right in front of the Art Museum).

I'd also suggest walking down Elfreth's Alley - the oldest residential street in America.

For shopping, try the Bourse (right near Independence Hall) or the The Gallery at Market East (located along Market Street). A couple blocks off of Market Street you'll find the Reading Terminal Market which is a farmer's market but so much more.
 

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Alright I kept forgetting ot make a post

Best things to see would definitely be Old City. That is east of center city towards the waterfront. You'll find lots of nice places to walk around and visit. Be sure to check out the bell, the visitor center, and Independence hall (all close together). The mint is right there as well, I haven't been yet though. You cannot take ANY cameras with you just FYI.

There are two main subway lines. The "EL" pronounced "L" (blue line) runs east and west along market street. The Broad line (orange line) runs north and south along Broad street. They cross at city hall with free transfer between them if you're going somewhere.

Along 2nd street near old city (east part) there is a lot of nice restaurants and shops too.

Best Cheesesteaks are at Jim's Steaks. I know they have a location on 2nd street in centercity but I have only ate at the one up here in the NE on Cottman & Bustleton. I have been hearing a lot of good about Tony Luke's though as well. http://www.jimssteaks.com/

The King Tut exhibit is in town at the museum. That is something else you gotta at least drive by (the museum).

Best pizza is on "The Boulevard" (highway 1) at Adams avenue. http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&cl...895675423983&li=lmd&ie=UTF8&z=14&om=1&iwloc=A
Charlie's Pizzeria. That is within walking distance from my house. Needless to say, we buy pizza there often.

Also back in CC, just across the river there is battleship NJ and they have daily tours. I highly suggest checking it out if you're into that sort of thing. I had a blast.

There is a quaint little town called New Hope. About 45minute drive from downtown Philly. http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e....942722&spn=0.091837,0.285645&om=1&iwloc=addr
It's a nice little artsy town with galleries, some nice restaurants, and the like. Park and walk around for a couple hours.

There's a couple nice dragstrips within driving distance. ATCO & Englishtown, both in Jersey. May want to check the schedule.

Also don't forget the Jersey shore. You can take the Atlantic City Expressway out of Philly and it's only a hour there. Hit up the Casinos and the boardwalk there. Also if you follow the cost line south you find a bunch of other quint places. Last year we drove down to Cape May NJ and had a great time. Very nice quaint & beautiful town. We had some unbelievable food at "The Lobsterhouse" http://www.thelobsterhouse.com/
they even run their own boats! :)


that's a few things, I can post more later.
Let me know of some more things you two are into
 

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Ezekial, you pretty much covered it all :) We visited the Camden Aquarium over the summer and took the tour of the Battleship New Jersey too. Then we hopped the ferry and took the tour of the old WWI battleship and the WWII sub across the river. The whole thing was really cool. I dont get down to the city that much, but you're right on the money with the things you mentioned.
 
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