GRC2011 - Getting Around

Getting There and Around

Getting around Philadelphia is generally quite easy between Center City and University City. Walking is a good option as September usually has nice, mild weather and the city is relatively flat. The taxis around the hotels and conference building are easy to get and are priced fairly. The bus system can also be convenient. The Philadelphia subway system is not a very good way to travel through the parts of the city where we will be located, and it is recommended that it be avoided.

A Google Map page has been set up for the conference that indicates the major areas of interest.

By Train

Philadelphia is a major stop on the Northeast Corridor of the Amtrack train service. Trains regularly stop at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.

By Plane

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a major airport that should be easy to get to from most locations world-wide. It is located roughly 8 miles south of Philadelphia. The city can be easily reached via taxi service (standard fare of $28.50) or by the SEPTA regional rail ($7.00 plus a bit of a walk).

By regional rail, University City is the best stop for people traveling to the Sheraton or the conference directly. Suburban station is 2 blocks north of Club Quarters for those traveling to that hotel.



Philadelphia has been establishing a name for itself in the restaurant business, and there are plenty of good options. Luckily, a professor at Penn takes this very seriously and keeps a list of restaurants on his website. So please use this as a good guide for where and what to eat while you are in town.



If you have to park, here is information on lots around Penn and their rates for visitors: