Philadelphia Journals

Philadelphia Fun

A July 2005 trip to Philadelphia by disneyworld02

Quote: Philadelphia is a great weekend destination for families with children, and couples alike. Between shopping on inner harbor, going to see exotic ocean life at the National Aquarium, and the historical sights that helped create America, there is so much to see and do in Philly!

The Westin Philadelphia

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The Westin in Philadelphia is located within the Liberty Place shopping mall. This may sound a little awkward, but there is a door next to the Body Shop that leads you to elevators. Now, I am afraid that I cannot give this hotel a rave review due to three main factors. One: The rooms, lobby, restaurant, and entire hotel SMELLED of smoke. This was especially disturbing to me because I am very sensitive to it. Two: At check-in they acted like snobs. We simply asked how to get our parking validated, and they said we should read our hotel guide in our room. Three: At about 8 in the morning, a strange alarm was going off through out the hotel. It repeated "DO NOT PANIC. STAY IN YOUR ROOM AND...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 12, 2005

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

The Reading Terminal market has a truly unique feeling inside. It has the hustle and bustle of a mall, supermarket, and restaurant all rolled into one. The food ranges from Amish delicacies to Philly cheesesteaks, Shoe Fly Pie, and handmade candy. I had a clam chowder-and-crab cake special from the Seafood Co. It came with potato salad and Caesar salad. It was a little pricey at $9, but it was delicious. I also stopped at the 4th Street Cookie Co. I had a chocolate chip cookie and a white chocolate chip macadamia. They were both good, yet they were slightly burnt on the bottom, but a great deal still at $3.50 for two. The shopping at the Terminal Market is the cute fair-like stuff, the handmade gif...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 19, 2005

Reading Terminal Market
12th And Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
+1 215 922 2317