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Comprehensive Philadelphia Rally Information

From: Luke M.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2007 9:37 PM
Hello Everyone:

I am really excited about the response that we've gotten about going to Philadelphia. Here are some details about the trip that everyone has been inquiring about:

Location of the rally:

Independence Mall
(adjacent to Independence Hall)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Arch Street (between 5th and 6th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Meeting Up:

A large group of the Manhattan meet-up group will be converging together at the rally - if you recognize a familiar face, don't be shy and come join us. If you get split up at the rally, please feel free to call me at noon or later (Luke Mroz,[masked])

Transportation:

We only received one person willing to drive others to Philadelphia, so here are options for people who need a ride to Philadelphia:

Bus:

https://www.apexbus.com/p2p.aspx Hourly busses from Penn Station to Philadelphia (30th St and Market St)

https://www.today-bus.com/BuyTicket.aspx?from=2&to=3 (88 E. Broadway to Philly Chinatown)

Train:

http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak/FareFinder?_tripType=OneWay&_origin=nyp&_depmonthyear=2007-11&_depday=10&_dephourmin=&_destination=phl&_retmonthyear=&_retday=&_rethourmin=&_adults=1&_children=0&_infants=0&_searchBy=schedule&x=25&y=26

Hotels:

No one is booking hotels on behalf of the meetup group. Everyone is on their own. What we do have are recomendations on where to stay:

Some of our members recomend the following hotel:

Sheraton Society Hill
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=166

Also, here is some information provided by our friends from the Philadelphia meetup group:

Rides and Beds

Here we list some resources for those seeking affordable transportation and accomodations.

CouchSurfing.com
CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.

Need a Ride - http://ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=25633
This forum thread is for arranging ride shares with your fellow Ron Paul supporters.

Need a Bed - http://ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=25621
This forum thread is for arranging a place to crash with your fellow Ron Paul supporters.

Hostel One - http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostel060104.en.htm
Hostel Two - http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostel060105.en.htm
Youth Hostels provide an affordable option.

Sheraton, airport [masked]
web rate is cheapest.

Holiday Inn, Airport [masked]
$109, two beds, ask for Ron Paul group,

Ramada Inn, Airport, [masked]
www.phillyramadainn.com - will get group rate, check web also

All of these airport hotels have free shuttle to airport where you take the R1 Septa train to Market East Station. You walk 2-3 blocks East on Market Street to get to the rally. Runs every 1/2 hour, last train back to airport is 11:25 pm. Cabs from city to these will be inexpensive.

There may be hotels in NJ also, but shuttle fares are higher, especially since these have free shuttles.

Other Local Accomodations:

Comfort Inn Delaware Avenue at I-95, $188(AAA discount)-$209, phone[masked](walking distance)

Holiday Inn 400 Arch Street, a couple of blocks from rally, $189+[masked]

Sheraton 2nd & Walnut, walking distance,[masked]

Econo Lodge Airport,[masked], $89.99 + tax, rooms available, would take train, taxi or drive.

Motel 6 King of Prussia,[masked], $75.99, alot available. 5 Minutes to Valley Forge National Park. 20-30 minute drive to Philly.

Best Western Only hotel to give us a group rate so far. [masked], 20 rooms available under "RonPaul" at $95.00 for two double beds so you can share tha space. This is also in King of Prussia, nice hotel, 5 minutes to Valley Forge National Park. 20-30 minute drive to Philly. Rate is $95.00 for Ron Paul group but only if we fill 5 or more rooms, otherwise rate is $105.99

Hilton City Line [masked], 10 minutes West of Center City, off of I-76 which is main Expressway/

Holiday Inn [masked] start at $148.95, 10 minutes West of Center City, off of I-76.

Can't wait for Saturday!
Luke

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