Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Waterford (Connecticut) to Philadelphia. If you're planning a road trip to Philadelphia, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in Waterford (Connecticut)
drive for about 3 hours
1:47 pm Newark (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
4:17 pm arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia
driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Newark (New Jersey) (21 answers)
Statue of Liberty (69 mentions)
Staten Island Ferry (21 mentions)
Ground Zero (16 mentions)
Staten Island Ferry (14 mentions)
Ellis Island (11 mentions)
restaurants around Newark (New Jersey):
The Dead Rabbit
hotels around Newark (New Jersey):
The Jane Hotel
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
questions about Newark (New Jersey):
Best transportation from Newark Air Port to Times Swuare
What are the best things to do, see, experience, and eat in Newark?
Best free things to do in Newark (New Jersey)?
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Philadelphia.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Reading Terminal Market, which was mentioned 24 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
For example, here are some questions people have asked about Philadelphia. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia? (29 answers)
Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks? (14 answers)
Scott from Chicago asked:
Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak? (13 answers)
Sharon from West Los Angeles asked:
Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay? (9 answers)
teri from Atlanta asked:
Eating out on a budget. (9 answers)
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Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Philadelphia to Waterford (Connecticut) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Waterford (Connecticut) to Philadelphia. Or get a full Waterford (Connecticut) to Philadelphia flight plan.
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