AOM, AOM, AOM…Part I – Philadelphia

The annual big event is approaching…!

So, let’s start to talk about the conference location. It is Philadelphia.

Is anyone familiar with Philadelphia? Hello?

Anyone who wants to share any tips? Nice restaurants, cafe, bar, bookstores…please!



11 Responses

  1. One thing I know for sure is I’m going to visit Longwood Garden! Does anyone know if it’s accessible from the conference location without a rental car?

  2. And, Southwest has great deals for Philly. If you are still shopping for flight tickets, you might want to check there.

  3. A cool link on what’s goin’ on in Philly …

  4. I’m local, and would be glad to answer any specific questions, if I can. Philly is a great city.

    Off the top of my head, I recommend beer and fries at Monk’s, quasi-gelato at Capogiro, cupcakes and cheesesteaks (er, not necessarily together) at Reading Terminal, chocolates and desserts at the Naked Chocolate Café, and if you’re in the mood for a bit of a splurge, wine or beer and cheese at Tria.

    I seem to be obsessed with food and drink, don’t I? Well, this is a very food-oriented city. We do have other advantages to offer, though, so ask away!

  5. Hey Dawn 🙂 Cheesesteaks would probably be a must-do when in Philly. How easy is it to get around the city ? Would one need a car, or is the local transport good enough ?

  6. Lakshmi–I don’t own a car, and very rarely feel a need for one. The Center City area is very walkable, and there’s a subway system that runs east-west and north-south if you need it. It’s not a capillary system like NYC, but it certainly helps.

    I hear there are buses, too, but I never use them. Heh.

    Seriously, though, unless you want to go out into some of the areas a bit farther afield, getting around the city is very easy without a vehicle.

  7. Thanks! That makes things simple! I think I’m going to keep a couple of days just to sightsee. Besides food places *grin*, do you recommend any must-sees?

  8. I’m going away for the weekend, but next week I thought I’d do a post or two about Philadelphia: getting into/around the city, things to see/do/eat, etc.

    If you’re interested in history, art, and culture, there are a lot of must-sees and must-dos. The hard part will be figuring out how to squeeze them in.

    I’d love to know if people have any particular areas of interest, so I can focus my descriptions. Otherwise, you’ll risk getting a description of my favorite places, and not much else. Heh.

  9. Thanks much for wonderful information to enjoy the short stay in Philly! This is amazing. Without you guys input, it’s hard to gather such info!

    Please, please give us more information.

    drgilpin – Your favorite places? Sounds perfect!

  10. drgilpin, thanks for the offer! OK here’s my biggest question: Where can I get the most authentic, mouth- watering, world famous Philly Cheesesteak??

  11. Following is a link that will give you information about what to see, do and eat etc. in Philadelphia.

    Right across from Mariott (the conference hotel) there is aplace known as “Reading Terminal Market”. You can try some of Phillis best cheesstakes there.

    Again right outside the hotel is “Flash Tours” you can buy an all day pass for less then $10.00 and get around the citys tourist spots and other places etc.

    Airtran and southwest tend to provide good airfares to Philli.

    Have a wonderful time in the city.


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