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Flights to Philadelphia
Budget Philadelphia flights typically land at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), a US Airways hub, which also benefits from the phenomenal development of Southwest Airlines. Consequently, Southwest has recently made major contributions to the airport's infrastructure, including a shared ticket counter area, unified security checkpoint and expansion for Terminals D and E, with more retail and restaurant space. Public ground transfers are fast and easy, using SEPTA's Airport Line and four relevant stops. Basic fare on board is $7. Day passes are a great value at $11. SEPTA has three airport bus routes. Be prepared with exact change for the $2 initial fare and $1 transfers. Tokens are available for $1.55. A simple fee of $28.50 will get you a taxi to central Philadelphia.
With normally seasonable temperatures, Philadelphia winters have grown less harsh for visitors on bargain flights to Philadelphia. The Mummers Parade draws crowds on New Year's Day. In early March, horticulturists descend for the Philadelphia Flower Show, when the weather is milder. The 4th of July is particularly busy due to the city's national historical significance regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The mild fall brings the vivid colors of turning leaves. The storied Eastern Side Penitentiary sponsors an annual haunted house called "Terror Behind the Walls." Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade is among the most ornate in the country.
Getting Around Philadelphia
SEPTA handles public mass transit modes for low fare flights to Philadelphia, including buses, subways, and trolleys. The cheap fare can be paid in cash, or by tokens and passes. SEPTA also operates the Phlash Bus, with access to 19 stops. Walk! Philadelphia signs both encourage and mark routes for visitors on Philadelphia flights and locals to enjoy the City of Brotherly Love's many pleasures on foot. Of course, passengers on Philadelphia flights can always hail a taxi or rent a car for convenience. Catch a free live music concert at the Settlement Music House on Queen Street. Enter the Comcast Center Lobby to experience the most astounding 4 mm LED light show at no charge, projected onto a variety of surfaces, including the visitors themselves.
Philadelphia flights offer visitors many low cost opportunities to step back through time, sink their teeth into regional flavors, or immerse themselves in sports and the arts. Below is just an appetizer of all that's available to passengers disembarking flights to Philadelphia:
- Ben Franklin National Museum, connected with the Franklin Institute located on Logan Circle, free entry
- Jim's, a popular restaurant for Philly cheese steaks, at the corner of 4th and South, near several sightseeing districts
- Wachovia Center, an indoor spectator sports Mecca, home to NHL and AHL hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and arena football teams
- Academy of Music, a venue for top-quality professional theater, the state ballet company, and city opera, convenient to Kimmel Center
- Fabric Row, located from South to Catherine on 4th, a renowned and astounding variety of all things fabric for sale < /ul>
Philadelphia When to Go
Located on the Eastern Seaboard, nearly equidistant from New York City to the north and Washington, D.C. to the south, Philadelphia has a temperate climate characterized by humid summers and cold, but not overly frigid, winters.
Philadelphia’s historic personality and family-friendly vibe attract legions of visitors in the summer months, when kids have vacation and important American holidays take place (Memorial Day in May; Independence Day in July; and Labor Day in September). Visitors should expect to wait in longer lines and to pay more for airfare and hotel rooms during the June through August stretch. Nonetheless, summer is a magical time of year in Philadelphia. The city is steeped in Red, White, and Blue, and the annual July 4 Fireworks show is one of the most elaborate in the country.
The winter months, December through February, are typically colder and sometimes snow-filled. The city is less crowded on these chilly days, and if you tolerate the cold well, this may be a good time to visit. Temperatures in January and February hover between 25-28 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chills often making the climate feel downright freezing in Philly.
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