A Family Reunion in the City of Brotherly Love

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The Family Reunion

Ally Bus has a passion for handling trips in the City of Brotherly Love. One of the oldest and most important cities in American history, Philadelphia is a major metropolis with millions of residents that need affordable, efficient transportation. We ensure that everyone gets the safest, most reliable charter bus and minibus rentals available, every time they book.

The Jackson family decided to have their family reunion in Philadelphia this year. They decided to make it a three-day excursion, inviting over 100 family members to the city for a weekend of fun and bonding. Ally Bus decided to book two charter buses to accommodate the group for the weekend.  Check out how we assisted with getting them to and from there destinations, below: 

Day 1

Family members began flying and driving into Philadelphia on Thursday night and Friday morning, with an official check-in time of 10:00 am. at the Best Western Plus Philadelphia Bensalem Hotel. Once everyone was checked in, they started the weekend with a family lunch and picnic at Fairmount Park.

During the afternoon, they took a tour of some of Philadelphia’s most popular locations, such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Reading Terminal Market. They stopped to eat at James Restaurant & Bar before returning to the hotel for some more family time.

 

Morning

Best Western Plus Philadelphia Bensalem Hotel

Address: 3499 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020

Phone: (215) 638-1500

An affordable, yet trusted option, Best Western is one of the most well-known hotel chains in the United States. This modern hotel features a lounge, WiFi, breakfast, two pools, and numerous meeting rooms.

 

Afternoon

Fairmount Park

Address: Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: (215) 683-3600

The largest municipal park in Philadelphia, Fairmount Park is divided into two section, divided by the Schuylkill River. It’s a popular place for outdoor recreation, sports, bike-riding, barbeques, and picnics.

Independence Hall

Address: 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (877) 444-6777

Independence Hall housed the meetings where the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were debated and enacted. It is now a major part of the Independence National Historical Park.

Liberty Bell

Address: N 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 965-2305

One of the most iconic symbols of Philadelphia, America, and freedom as a whole, the Liberty Bell is located in the heart of the city.

Reading Terminal Market

Address: 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 922-2317

Reading Terminal Market is a popular indoor farmers market that sells a variety of food items, houseware, and Philadelphia specialties.

 

Evening

James Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1835 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (267) 324-5005

One of Philadelphia’s more popular eating establishments, James Restaurant & Bar serves American fare, particularly steaks and chicken. The modern space features a marble bar and specialty cocktails.

 

Return to Best Western Plus Philadelphia Bensalem Hotel

Day 2

For the second day of their family reunion, the Jackson family decided to resume activities out of the hotel, visiting a number of outdoor attractions in Philadelphia. After having breakfast at the hotel, they began the day at the Philadelphia Zoo. The children in the family enjoyed the zoo a bit more than the next destination, which was the Rodin Museum. Once they left the museum, they headed to Franklin Square.

After eating lunch, the Jackson family played mini-golf and rode on the carousel at Franklin Square. From there, they went to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens to check out the galleries. The family returned to the hotel for dinner, then headed back out to watch a movie at Studio Movie Grill.

 

Morning

Philadelphia Zoo

Address: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 243-1100

The Philadelphia Zoo was the first true zoo in the United States. Located in Philadelphia’s Centennial District, it houses a collection of rare animals, including an alligator and snapping turtle that are both over 100 years old.

 

Afternoon

Rodin Museum

Address: 2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: (215) 763-8100

The Rodin Museum contains a huge collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s greatest works. Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum has been active since 1929.

Franklin Square

Address: 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 629-4026

Franklin Square is a large open-space park that encompasses 8 acres. Located in the Center City area, it contains a restaurant, mini-golf, and a carousel.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Address: 1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone: (215) 733-0390

 

Evening

Return to Best Western Plus Philadelphia Bensalem Hotel

 

Studio Movie Grill

Address: 53 S 69th St, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone: (610) 553-9090

Studio Movie Grill provides a unique movie-going experience. It shows both classic and new films, while also serving a full menu and cocktails at guests’ seat.

Day 3

For the last day of the family reunion, the Jackson wanted to do something fun for the kids while also getting a taste of history. First, they went to the Adventure Aquarium, then took a trip to the ‘Rocky Steps’ the iconic location of one of Rocky’s most famous scenes.

Afterward, they stopped by Pat’s King of Steaks for a famous Philly cheesesteak. To close the day, they returned to the hotel for the farewell ceremony and checkout.

 

Morning

Adventure Aquarium

Address: 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: (844) 474-3474

Adventure Aquarium is an enormous aquarium located in Camden, New Jersey. Heavily visited by residents of Philadelphia, it houses a 4-D theater, hippos, stingrays, and a shark tunnel.

 

Afternoon

Rocky Steps

Address: Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: (215) 763-8100

The Rocky Steps are one of Philadelphia’s most famous attractions. It serves as the location for a number of scenes that took place in the American classic, Rocky.

Pat’s King of Steaks

Address: 1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone: (215) 763-8100

A popular Philly cheesesteak eatery that offers a number of classic versions of the city’s most iconic food.

 

Evening

Return to hotel for closeout event, checkout and departure
 

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