2010 Army Navy Game Hotels Are Convenient For Visitors and Fans
2010 Army Navy Game Hotels are plentiful, given Philadelphia’s abundance of hotel rooms. However, on this page, we’re going to recommend which sections of the city you should consider, when choosing your hotel. Since you’re not just going to the 2010 Army Navy Game on Saturday, December 12 – you’re also here to make the most of your time in Philadelphia, which has plenty of tourist attractions, restaurants, and nightlife, even in chilly mid-December.
2010 Army Navy Game Hotels - Should I Stay at a Philadelphia Hotel in Center City (also known as Downtown)?
We absolutely would recommend that you do select one in Center City Philadelphia. While suburban hotels, such as those in King of Prussia, offer easy access to highways, they’re still far less convenient for reaching Lincoln Financial Field via the Broad Street Subway.
In addition, they aren’t close to the tourist attractions that you really should squeeze in, during the weekend.
2010 Army Navy Game Hotels – In Which Section of Center City Should My Philadelphia Hotel Be Located
The answer to this question – it depends.
If we were traveling here, we’d prefer to be as close to the historic attractions as possible, and in that case, staying at a hotel east of Broad Street (the equivalent of “14th Street”) would be best. East of Broad encompasses hotels at Penn’s Landing, Old City, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center District. And for the details on specific hotels in those sections, you can visit our Guide to Penn’s Landing Hotels, Guide to Old City Philadelphia Hotels , Guide to Pennsylvania Convention Center District Hotels, respectively. However, there are also plenty of things to do in Philadelphia, west of Broad Street. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway tourist attractions are more easily accessible west of Broad, as are those surrounding Rittenhouse Square.
The Question of the Broad Street Subway – If You’re Taking the Subway, Instead of Driving
We – wholeheartedly – recommend taking the Broad Street Subway – known officially as the SEPTA Orange Line and the Broad Street Line, and unofficially to Philadelphians as “the subway”. The Broad Street Subway is going to be the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient way of traveling to Lincoln Financial Field. It also has five stops in Center City, and its location on Philadelphia’s major north/south artery means that you can easily reach it – on foot, via other SEPTA lines, or by cab – from any hotel in Center City Philadelphia.
In fact, we even have an entire page dedicated to this subject – our Guide to Taking SEPTA to Lincoln Financial Field, which covers any questions you might have about how to take SEPTA to the 2010 Army Navy Game.
So if you’re planning to take the subway, Philadelphia hotels closer to Broad Street might be a good choice. However, given how easy it is to reach the subway from any point in Center City, we wouldn’t place too much emphasis on proximity to the subway stops.
Nightlife in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday Nights
If you plan to explore Philadelphia’s many culinary offerings and nightlife establishments (and you should!), Center City hotels are far superior to any others that the suburbs can offer. We would say, if you’re trying to stay in the midst of nightlife central, that staying in hotels in Old City Philadelphia, or near Rittenhouse Square would be the best choices. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Hotels – of which we also offer a guide, Benjamin Franklin Parkway Hotels - are near some of the most popular Philadelphia tourist attractions. However, they are often desolate at night, and there’s not much to do after they close their doors for the evening.
What About Pennsylvania Convention Center Hotels?
Understandably, there are a disproportionate number of Philadelphia hotels surrounding the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 12th and Arch Streets. You will have a wider selection at these hotels, plus the advantage of being close to the Broad Street Subway stop at City Hall Station, at Broad and Market Streets – just three blocks away. There isn’t as much nightlife immediately around that area, but you can easily visit Old City or the Rittenhouse Square area by cab from there.
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