It’s a plan driven more by economics than emotions.
Here are several options to help you escape the hustle and bustle of city life or to enjoy some of the treasures outside of Center City.
More than 40,000 votes were cast, with Philadelphia dominating in one major category.
To get excited about a loss may sound crazy, but September’s drop of .6 percent has analysts like Joe Weinert at the Spectrum Gaming Group feeling cautiously optimistic about Atlantic City’s casinos.
A popular lighthouse down the shore is out of commission but not out of reach.
New Jersey officials are set to cash in on what they believe will be a strong summer tourism season, one which could provide a much-needed economic boost to the financially struggling state.
“If you go around some of our hotels in Center City, go around the Reading Terminal, you would see first-hand what it is I’m talking about,” councilman Frank DiCicco said.
The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.
City Council this week voted for a resolution that pushes for changes in the state takeover particularly the part that puts planning and zoning decisions around the casinos in the hands of a state authority.
It ranked second next to Myrtle Beach for US destinations and ninth for world beach destinations.
A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.
Three flights, Sunday afternoon, have been delayed by more than an hour. They include flights 11-16 and 10-22 to Orlando and flight 39-15 to West Palm Beach. Flight 16-22 from Boston to Philadelphia has been cancelled, as has flight 13-69 from Tampa.
Tourism in New Jersey was a $35.5 billion industry last year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno told a tourism conference in Atlantic City on Thursday that figure was up just under 1 percent from 2009.
A company that monitors the hotel industry, Smith Travel Research, found that Philadelphia hotels booked just under four million room nights in 2010.
by KYW’s Bob Bicknell Here’s a site for those who like to venture far and wide for “travel, not tourism.” This is more about going your own way than following the herd.