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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Recession-friendly travel: Seeing Philadelphia on a budget

Recessions make you rethink traveling. And the current economic downturn has brought about the revival of both the staycation and the day trip.

One of the best day trips to take from the Lehigh Valley and northwestern New Jersey is to Philadelphia. And when you look into it, it's amazing how many things you can do for free or little money there.

Admission to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are both free. You can jump up and down like the movie character Rocky Balboa on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for free too. And there are bargain places to eat and drink ranging from cheesesteak stands to beers at Monk's Cafe. continue reading...

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