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Convention +vacation

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Convention +vacation

Mid June 2018 work convention. Looking for suggestions things to do with 14 yr old after for 3 or 4 days. Reasonably priced places to stay. Will we need to rent a car? Is the Phili attractions pass worth looking into?

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1. Re: Convention +vacation

Where is the convention? We need to know that before we can give advice. I hope it's in Center City, but tell us exactly where. Doesn't the sponsor of the convention offer discounts on hotel rooms?

And, also your son's interests and the time your convention will end each day.

And it's Philly, not Phili.😁

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If you're at the PA Convention Center in Center City and staying nearby, you won't need to rent a car. You will be able to rely on public transportation. As previous posting said, it helps to know where your convention is before giving advice. One of the cheaper areas will be near the airport, but it's going to be further away from the city. If you are at the Convention Center, there's a decent amount of hotels in the immediate area. Look at the Residence Inn near City Hall, this would probably be a good option for a 3-4 day stay. The historical sights are within walking distance of this area. Look at what the attractions pass includes and decide if those are things you're interested in doing. It's only worth the money if you're interested in the majority of what's included.

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You don't want to stay near the airport, or any area outside of Center City. Any money saved will be spent on transportation to and from Center City.

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4. Re: Convention +vacation

The Philadelphia Pass is usually not worth the price, but as mentioned, it depends on what you want to see.

I agree that it is not wise to stay near the airport. Stay downtown (Center City).

Edited: 2:22 pm, November 24, 2017
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