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Philadelphia-parking near to the Historic quarter

Mar 26th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Philadelphia-parking near to the Historic quarter

We are driving for a day trip from North New Jersey are (Bergen County) on April 13. We need advise where to park, how much do we expect to pay for a parking (I am not planing in "in and out") near or at the Historic part of the town.

I also would appreciate an itinerary for a day triip, once we park the car with lunch break. We intend to stay for 6 to 8 hours. What is doable and essential. Thank you for all your suggestions.

This is my first visit to Philadelphia.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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"We intend to stay for 6 to 8 hours. What is doable and essential. Thank you for all your suggestions.

This is my first visit to Philadelphia."

You should probably get a guidebook and look at sample one day itineraries.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 11:14 AM
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1) first thing to do is to get a timed (free) ticket to visit Independence Hall. Tickets are first-come, first-serve, and if they're all gone for the day, you're sol.
http://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/hours.htm

2) Depending what time your entry is to Independence Hall, you can visit Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center in the mean time.

3) Reading Terminal Market for lunch

4) Do whatever you haven't done in #2 in the afternoon.

5) plenty of garages in that part of town. Expect to pay about $20 for parking for the day. See
http://philadelphia.bestparking.com/
for location and rates.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 11:29 AM
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"Thank you YK, we will just do what you suggested.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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When you go to the Visitor's Center for your tickets to Independence Hall, you can also view the short movies there. YOu can also get a lot of information about walking tours, etc. there.
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Mar 27th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't choose the Constitution Center for a first time visitor with just 6-8 hours, unless the weather is bad. I agree with Independence Hall and RTM, but I'd spend the rest of the time doing a self guided walking tour (brochures available at the Visitor's Center less than a block from the Liberty Bell), which would include places like Elfreth's Alley and Christ Church, to get a feel for our city. If you find yourself with any extra time (not likely), but don't want to get back in car, hop a cab over to one of the many other wonderful areas such as the Italian Market, Rittenhouse Square, Art Museum area, etc. (choose one, not all
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