Philadelphia has been ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the nation, but it also has a top-notch mass transit system and more.
Philadelphia March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24: PLA Conference attendees should allow extra time when traveling in downtown Philadelphia on March 24. Those with flights departing from Philadelphia International Airport should prepare for delays in exiting the downtown area and disruption to normal traffic flows.
- Get oriented: Thanks to founder William Penn’s smart and simple grid street design, the heart of the city is easy to navigate. The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers border Center City’s 25 blocks on the west and east. Keep in mind that, south of Market Street, streets running east and west are named after trees while north and south streets are numbered.
Walking: World-class dining, arts and entertainment, famous historic sites, and tax-free clothing and shoes shopping are within steps of Center City hotels. As you walk, you’ll notice color-coded directional signs that let you know what district you’re in and point you toward area attractions. And look for Center City District’s goodwill ambassadors, dressed in teal uniforms and equipped with maps, who are happy to give directions and answer questions.
Public Transportation: Base cash fare for the SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway system is $2.25; transfers are $1.00. The best travel value is the Individual Independence Pass for $13 or a Family Independence Pass (good for one family of up to 5 people traveling together) for $30. Both provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation for a full day.
Taxi: There are more than 1,600 licensed and trained taxis in Philadelphia. Or download the Uber app to order a town car to your location.
By Bike/Segway: Check out Wheel Fun Rentals for more information, or participate in Philly’s bike share program, Indego. With more than 70 stations located throughout the city, go for a ride and explore Philadelphia, then return your rented bike to any station location.