A travel journal
to Philadelphia by Elli Metz
Quote: I moved here in 1995 for college and a boy. As such, I got to know the city, believing that I'd stay there for life. This is an insider's view.
Public transportation is the way to go in Center City (downtown). It's cheaper, and the parking is ridiculously expensive (up to per HOUR in some snooty locations). Not to mention that the drivers can be insane.
Beware the traffic circle if you're driving! It's a phenomenon I've only seen in New Jersey thusfar -- a giant circle instead of an intersection. They're not easy to circumnavigate at times.