As a courtesy to those visiting Philadelphia for the first time, below is a map of the immediate area where KindieComm will take place, within World Cafe Live. Located in University City section of Philadelphia – home to both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University – the neighborhood runs on the western banks of the Schuylkill (pronounced Sku-kill) River. Philadelphia’s downtown area – known locally as Center City – is on the other side of the river – a short walk or cab ride.
Year after year, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. And it’s no wonder why – the city layout is simple to master and our neighborhood streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks and people. The compact Center City boasts founder William Penn’s easy-to-follow grid street design. It spans just 25 blocks between two rivers – the Schuylkill and the Delaware. In between, the north/south streets are numbered and the east/west streets have tree names (e.g., Walnut, Spruce, Pine).
Marked on this map is the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel (at the corner of 36th and Chestnut Streets) … if you’re staying there, you’ll walk east on Chestnut (down numbers) to 31st Street. There you’ll make a right and head down the block to the entrance to World Cafe Live on the left side of the street.
To those traveling in via Amtrak or the SEPTA Airport Line, you’ll get off at 30th Street Station and exit the building at 30th Street. Take that just two blocks to 30th and Walnut Street and make a right. World Cafe Live is a half-block in at 3025. Both entrances have signage. Taxis are available at 30th Street Station if you want to head directly to your hotel first – and, while we will not have any shuttle service to/from the hotel – taxis are easily flagged on Walnut Street in front of World Cafe Live.
For those lucky enough to have carved out some extra time to explore Philly, check out this informative website for tips and ideas and feel free to ask us local folk for ideas too!
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