Philadelphia Journals

Weekend Getaway in Philadelphia

A December 2006 trip to Philadelphia by bschwimmer

Independence Hall Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: Our weekend getaway to the Army/Navy game in Philadelphia.
Hilton Philadelphia Airport Photo,
We went down to Philly for the army navy football game. Go Army Beat Navy! We made our reservations in the Early Summer. When we arrived at the hotel we had the worst experience we ever had at a hotel. We booked our reservations from The hotel told us they have no room for us. Then they offered us a room with a Murphy bed for two when there were four in our party. Then the young lady at the front desk made a rude comment saying you expect us to honor your room when you book threw we are the Hilton. This set my wife off. We called the manager who told us rooms reserved by are not guaranteed by the Hilton. Because the front desk person m...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153
(215) 365-4150

City Tavern


This is a wonderful place. The wait staff dress in late 18th-century uniforms and are polite and friendly. The fare lends itself to period pieces and the dining rooms are tastefully decorated. I had the prime rib which was excellent. Also try their beers. They brew their own I had the Thomas Jefferson Ale which was yummy. My wife had the darker George Washington beer which was good if you like a dark bitter beer. Most important they have a children's menu which my 10 year old enjoyed.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

City Tavern
138 South 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 413-1443

Lincoln Financial Field Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Army/Navy Football Game. This was a remarkable event and a must do for everyone once in their life. Get there early to participate in the pregame activities. The parade of Cadets was amazing. It was awesome to hear the corp of Cadets say "We are Army!"

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

Lincoln Financial Field
1020 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
(267) 570-4000

Independence Hall


Independence Hall Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A must Do and See when one is in Philadelphia. It was at this Hall our Nation's Independence was founded from Great Britain, the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

It was also in this Hall that the framework for our National Government was founded and our US Constitution was written.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2007

Independence Hall
500 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania