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Bearcat
09-09-2006, 11:32 AM
I'm going to look around tourist sites, too, but figured I could get some feedback here...

I'm going to have a long (10 hour) layover in Philadelphia on a Saturday morning/afternoon in mid-October, and was wondering if any of you could recommend some good places to go (too bad the Flyers are in NJ that night). I've looked around on the internet, and it looks like it's pretty easy to get around. I'm not picky... restaurants, touristy places, museums, etc.

And if anyone wants to answer my stupid travel question so I don't have to call the airline... they probably wouldn't hold onto checked luggage for that long, right? :shrug:

ChiefsfaninPA
09-09-2006, 11:34 AM
Help them clean the city. It needs a good housekeeping.

D2112
09-09-2006, 11:34 AM
try this!!! :)

http://www.gophila.com/

JBucc
09-09-2006, 11:47 AM
Eat cheesesteaks

Mecca
09-09-2006, 11:48 AM
You should throw batteries at people, you'll fit right in.

Bearcat
09-09-2006, 11:50 AM
try this!!! :)

http://www.gophila.com/

I was there yesterday, but thanks... they probably aren't going to say anything like "yeah, lots of people go [here], but we think it sucks because....". They even put a good spin on the A's museum.

D2112
09-09-2006, 11:56 AM
I was there yesterday, but thanks... they probably aren't going to say anything like "yeah, lots of people go [here], but we think it sucks because....". They even put a good spin on the A's museum.
yeah..I live in between philly and manhattan.I go to NYC all the time...and I never go to philly....maybe that can tell you something?? ;)

Chief Pote
09-09-2006, 12:00 PM
Be careful and don't go on the wrong side of the tracks.

excessive
09-09-2006, 12:14 PM
I forget the name, but there is a Chiefs' bar in Philly. The owner has a Chief's shrine and it's a gathering place on game day. I'm sure it was posted about last year when we played Philly, so a search should turn up the name.

Bearcat
09-09-2006, 12:20 PM
I forget the name, but there is a Chiefs' bar in Philly. The owner has a Chief's shrine and it's a gathering place on game day. I'm sure it was posted about last year when we played Philly, so a search should turn up the name.

Holy crap, I forgot all about that place... I remember the thing on ESPN about it when DV went there. Can't remember the name either..... too bad I'm a day early, or else I could watch the Steelers/Chiefs game.

ck_IN
09-09-2006, 12:20 PM
Of course there's Freedom Walk. That is a walking tour that will take you by the liberty bell, freedom hall and a few other Revolutionary points of interest. If you like things naval they used to have the USS Olyimpus and a sub open for tourists down by the docs. It's also quite a site to cruise down the highway and see the shipyards. Tons of Navy ships to be seen. I can't tell you the exact location but Valley Forge is nearby. And of course you have to get a cheesesteak sandwich.

JBucc
09-09-2006, 12:22 PM
Don't forget to wear your TO jersey

Mr. Laz
09-09-2006, 12:24 PM
lick the Liberty Bell......

blueballs
09-09-2006, 12:25 PM
what is a bearcat

tk13
09-09-2006, 12:25 PM
Run up the steps to the art museum. One of my personal goals in life. They just put the Rocky statue back up there the other day.

Bearcat
09-09-2006, 12:26 PM
Charlie's Saloon..... found it in another thread, along with a "What to do in Philly?" thread by JimNasium.

el borracho
09-09-2006, 12:28 PM
As always, my number one piece of advice when visiting Philasmellphia is "try not to get your ass kicked." Please remember, everyone in Philly hates you.

JBucc
09-09-2006, 12:30 PM
Pee on a bum

Bearcat
09-09-2006, 12:40 PM
what is a bearcat

http://www.nwmissouri.edu/ALUMNI/IMAGES/parade.JPG

jaglow
09-09-2006, 12:46 PM
Drink some Yuengling beer!! mmmmm...good

JBucc
09-09-2006, 12:48 PM
Throw tomatos at any DV billboards you see

chefsos
09-09-2006, 12:52 PM
Pick up some soft pretzels at one of those carts along the street. I hear those dudes wash their hands weekly, whether needed or not.

D2112
09-09-2006, 12:52 PM
Drink some Yuengling beer!! mmmmm...good
yes!!!

Yuengling is good beer!!!!! :)

Sully
09-09-2006, 12:55 PM
lick the Liberty Bell......

Legendary!!!

chefsos
09-09-2006, 01:03 PM
yes!!!

Yuengling is good beer!!!!! :)
:thumb:Seconded. Or thirded. Or something.

Mr. Laz
09-09-2006, 01:14 PM
Legendary!!!
lemon law

D2112
09-09-2006, 01:18 PM
:thumb:Seconded. Or thirded. Or something.
fourthed!!!

http://trayman.net/Images/Glasses/Yuengling.jpg

JimNasium
09-09-2006, 01:20 PM
10 hours is not as long as you may think. You can take the train from the airport to nearly anywhere downtown, just ensure you leave yourself plenty of time to get back to your gate. The security checks at Philly were rather lengthy for me.

JimNasium
09-09-2006, 01:21 PM
Oh, and I hope you aren't flying Delta. They're the debil.

Saulbadguy
09-09-2006, 01:22 PM
Pat's cheesesteaks.

Also, go to BIG CHARLIE's, and meet some HARDCORE fans.

Sully
09-09-2006, 01:31 PM
lemon law

Lebanese girls are the new half-asians.

Bearcat
09-09-2006, 01:35 PM
10 hours is not as long as you may think. You can take the train from the airport to nearly anywhere downtown, just ensure you leave yourself plenty of time to get back to your gate. The security checks at Philly were rather lengthy for me.

Thanks.. good to know. The airline's site recommends showing up 3 hours early for international flights, so with travel time between the airport and wherever, you're probably right... would cut it down to 6-7 hours.

It's USAirways/America West.... $500 roundtrip to London PBJ PBJ

Bowser
09-09-2006, 02:38 PM
Just remember It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Rain Man
09-09-2006, 02:42 PM
As always, my number one piece of advice when visiting Philasmellphia is "try not to get your ass kicked." Please remember, everyone in Philly hates you.

Just remember, It's Always Surly in Philadelphia.

RJ
09-09-2006, 03:06 PM
Just remember, It's Always Surly in Philadelphia.


Rain Man and Borracho are both absolutely correct, I've never visited any city with residents as rude and hostile as Philadelphia. Here's an example from some years back, I'm with my son and his 11-12 yo basketball team, we're there for a tournament. After waiting a very long time for our food to be served, my son notices he doesn't have a fork and says to the waiter...

Son: Sir, could I have a fork please?

Waiter: Get it your self kid, they're over there.

Me: Uh, isn't that what you get paid for ?

Waiter: Too bad, I don't like waiting on people!

Me: But you're a waiter.


Things deteriorated rapidly from there. That story sort of sums up my experiences in Philly, needless to say I'm in no hurry to get back.

StcChief
09-09-2006, 03:18 PM
Go down to the Chiefs bar.... Charlies?

Mr. Laz
09-09-2006, 03:24 PM
Lebanese girls are the new half-asians.
"Suit up!"

dtebbe
09-09-2006, 03:40 PM
Go down to the Chiefs bar.... Charlies?

See if you can find a hot chick like the one JD married? :shrug:

And punch her!

DT