Today we are getting out of the city and drive to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. This is a nice chance to get away from New York and busy Manhattan. Renting a car from Hertz and explore more destinations just for one day. The first stop will be Philadelphia before heading to Atlantic City and I plan to be back later on the same day.
Hertz Rent a car have everything ready, sign papers and get the car. Next drive to Philadelphia and Atlantic City .
However this time the Mercedes that had been booked did not have a functioning GPS system on board so I ended up with this monster of a Infinity, big enough for two guys on a road trip.Hertz making us pay for the upgrade of car when they could not provide what was booked can not be seen as good customer service.
Leaving New York on I 95 south.
Refueling the beast.
The first sight of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed – and other American Revolutionary sites. No less iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”
Visiting the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
If you want to explore everything in Philadelphia the Philadelphia pass gets you access to 40 different attractions.
A perfect chance to learn more about the american history and see some important historical documents.
Your own chance to be sworn in as president of the united states.
Independence hall as seen from the National Constitution center.
The Liberty bell is on display and you get free access to see it.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned from the London firm of Lester and Pack (today the Whitechapel Bell Foundry) in 1752, and was cast with the lettering “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus (25:10). The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations.
Driving trough down town Philadelphia.
Parenting in the outskirts of Philadelphia.
Leaving Philadelphia and the shipyards, heading towards Atlantic City.
Good standards on the road and plenty of service stations for both refuelling car and body.
Arriving at Caesars Palace for some casino time with the pensioners.
Not a busy night at Caesars Palace
Two guys from Norway, some asians and a few american pensioners was gambling at the casino.
Located just across the car park for the casino is Tanger Outlet with a great selection of shops to spend your hard earned salary or lucky win from the casino.
Heading back in the Hertz rental car seeing New York and the manhattan skyline after a whole day out of the city.
The day and night ends at Tribeca Tavern at 247 w Broadway, a lonely place in the late A.M. after the drive to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.