Philadelphia

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Librarians' Travel Guide to Philadelphia

  • ALA Conference site

General sites, Maps, Public Transportation


Getting Around Conference Sites


Public transportation to/from the airport

Septa - Airport line

$6 each way. The train stops directly at the airport. Use the machine to buy your ticket before you board!! There's a surcharge if you pay on the train.

Local Media


Wireless access


Restaurants and other food options

Gianna's Grille

Gianna's will excite the vegetarian, vegan, and carnivore alike. Famous for their Philly cheesesteaks. Also excellent sides and desserts. Not to be missed.

International Foods

This little grocery store has excellent samosas. A worthwhile trip to University City.

Kingdom of Vegetarians

This is a totally vegan restaurant and satisfies all your cravings for food you probably never thought you could again. From Shark Fin Soup to Won Ton to Sweet and Sour Chicken, KOV is phenomenal. I highly recommend the dim sum.

Reading Terminal Market

An excellent place just across the street from the conference center. You can buy groceries or a meal. It has Amish foods and various other kinds of food. Some of my favorite vendors are: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Nanee's Kitchen (Indian), Iovine's produce.

It has free wireless, but it is ALWAYS crowded!

Saad's Halal Place

Middle Eastern and American food (meaning, you can get both falafel and fries). Seriously the best falafel and baba ganoush this user has ever experienced.

Coffee

Old City Coffee

221 Church Street (2nd and Church, a small street just north of Market)

Bars/Nightlife

Libraries and Local bookstores

Robin's Bookstore

108 S. 13th Street (13th and Sansom)

Giovanni's Room (GLBT)

345 South 12th Street (12th and Pine)

Record Stores


Vintage Shopping


Tourist attractions




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