The Roosevelt Inn's Top Budget Travel Tips for Visiting Philadelphia
(7 months ago)
PHILADELPHIA: The Philadelphia region had 42 million visitors last year, attracting travelers from everywhere. To help new visitors plan their upcoming trips, we created these top travel tips for budget travelers.
Start with Wikipedia
Planning a trip to America's most historic city? Check out Wikipedia's Philadelphia entry to refresh your memory about its famous architecture, history, geography and renown as an educational and economic hub.
Learn how to get around
Take a look at these maps to learn how to get around the city. Philadelphia is famous as a walking city, but you can also ride bikes or use SEPTA, Philly's public transportation system utilizing buses, trolleys and trains. Concerned about parking? Here is what you need to know.
Check out what children can do
The Free Library has 55 branches in Philadelphia. Many have inviting kids' sections with books, games and puzzles. At the Please Touch museum, ticket prices for adults and children 1 and older are $19, but Carousel Rides are just $3 for 1 ride and $5 for unlimited ones. On the first Wednesday nights of each month, admission is free from 4 to 7 pm.
Have an appetite? Plan on visiting the Reading Terminal Market, the city's famous indoor food market. It officially opened in 1892. Today it is one of the nation's most successful public markets, with more than 75 independent small businesses that offer an array of fresh and prepared foods, lunch counters, and places to eat and shop.
Stick to your budget
Philadelphia excels in providing free and low-cost entertainment and treats. Visiting Philadelphia On A Budget lists many, including stopping by City Hall's observation deck for a bird's eye view of Philly, seeing Once Upon A Nation's storytelling benches at 13 locations around Historic Philadelphia and taking self-guided tours of the United States Mint, to name a few.