Philadelphia Journals

Philadelphia--Summer in the City

A July 2003 trip to Philadelphia by friedmanm

Quote: According to legend, W.C. Fields asked that the phrase "Better here than in Philadelphia" be written on his tombstone. Well, Philly is a lot more lively in 2003.

Philadelphia--Summer in the City

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Overview

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The City of Brotherly Love offers endless activities for both individuals and families by combining culture, education and just plain fun. While the cultural opportunities range from the Rodin Museum to historic Broad Street, a top suggestion is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Is academia in your blood? Ben Franklin's Ivy League legacy, the University of Pennsylvania, is located in West Philadelphia, a two mile walk from the center of town. Villanova, Swarthmore, Temple, and a host of others also offer scenic campuses for a beautiful walk. And for the little ones (or those who just like to act little)? Visit the Frankli...Read More

The Westin Philadelphia

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Hotel

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The Westin Philadelphia offered an almost-Ritz experience for a significant discount. This hotel, which was formerly a Ritz Carlton, retains much of what made that hotel so special. Classical architecture, a demure lobby and superb location means that even those who once loved the Ritz would be happy here. The main entrance, some what difficult to find, is on 17th Street, just off Chestnut. The hotel opens onto the ground floor, requiring guests to take an elevator to the lobby. Bellmen were helpful and friendly, and two were waiting when our cab pulled in. We were assigned to a room on the top floor, which was spacious and well-lit. The view, like that of most rooms, was m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2003

The Westin Philadelphia
17 Chestnut LN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
(215) 563-1600