During my weekend visit in New York, I went for an overnight trip to Philadelphia to watch the Beyonce Formation Tour and at the same time check out some cool Philly sites.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. – Wikipedia
Traveling to Philadelphia is easy as there are a number of buses to choose from. I personally like Megabus because it’s quite comfy and always on time.
Megabus does not have an office and you need to book online (check out this link for the schedule, rate and destinations). New York bus stop is located at West 34th Street. It will take you 2 hours to travel from NY to Philly and I only spend $10 for the trip.
Since it’s an overnight trip (and it was also raining when I went there), I did not get to tour around the entire city. But walking around downtown is already good enough. The Georgian style homes are an attraction and instagrammable!
Where to stay in Philly
For budget-seekers, The Philadelphia House is you best option. Of all the hostels I stayed at, this is so far the fanciest and cleanest. But don’t expect that rates will be similar as that of the Asian hostels; their rates are at $30 per night. As what they always say, thou shall not convert.
Eat out at Philly
Too bad I was not able to take a photo of the food. But check out Dalessandro’s Steaks as they serve the best cheesesteak in Philly!
Check out my photos. You can also view some of them at my Instagram account @justinjohnjordan.