Quiet Hotel Across the River from Philadelphia
Since it’s located a few miles past the Delaware River from Philadelphia, the town of Runnemede, New Jersey, makes for an easy spot to catch a bus or drive into the City of Brotherly Love. Just a short walk from the stop for bus number 400, which shuttles passengers between Runnemede and Philadelphia about every 15 minutes, the peaceful Runnemede Inn and Suites provides its guests with high-speed Internet and comfy guest rooms. From here, you can explore the wealth of attractions in nearby Philly, from historical highlights such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to a Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you can enjoy a welcome cocktail or beer from the onsite restaurant and lounge, 9th Avenue Bar and Grill. In the mornings, the restaurant sets out a complimentary continental breakfast. It also serves dinner on some nights—try the philly cheesesteak or cheesesteak sliders. The hotel’s simply decorated guest rooms give guests plenty of space to stretch out after exploring the city.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical City Home to the Phillies, the Eagles, and the Cheesesteak
Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is one of the most important historical cities in the United States, and it rivals Boston for its number of revolutionary sites. The city was founded by William Penn in the late 1600s and served as a notable meeting place for the Founding Fathers during the Revolutionary War—it was here, at Independence Hall, that they signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. It’s also home to the Liberty Bell, one of America’s timeless symbols. Learn more about the city’s storied past on a historical walking tour, or take a day trip up to Washington Crossing Historic Park to see the spot where George Washington made his famous Delaware River crossing.
Well-known for its rabid sports fans, Philadelphia is 1 of 12 U.S. cities home to four major-league teams—Phillies (MLB), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL), and 76ers (NBA). The Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park, which the Huffington Post named as 1 of “10 great baseball stadiums to visit this season,” citing its “perfectly manicured field” and the Phillies’ oddly devoted fans. The Philadelphia Eagles will have their home opener at Lincoln Financial Field on September 16 against the Baltimore Ravens.
You can’t come to Philadelphia without trying a philly cheesesteak. Head to Ninth and Wharton to sample the wares of cheesesteak legends and fierce rivals Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. Both are open 24/7.
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