We also would like to go to SFGad, Hershey and then head down to DC/Baltimore area for some sightseeing.
My question is this: I have been looking for a central location to where we only have to drive a couple hours tops to get from our hotel to the sites, and I was looking at Norristown?? Is this a good location or would somewhere else be better?
Any advice if this would be our best option to the places listed above, since we will be flying into Philly and then renting a car for the week.
If you look for any hotels online, look under King of Prussia or maybe Valley Forge. That's the area right where the Turnpike, NE Extension (476), the Surekill, I mean Schuylkill Expressway, 202 and 422 all come together. That's probably the location most chains would use, since it sounds more high class. There's a kazillion of them in that area.
Approximately (depending on exactly where in KoP you stay):
50 miles to Dorney
60 miles to SFGadv
75 miles to Hershey
You could be to each park in around an hour or less.
It's about 140 miles to D.C. - so you're only looking at 2 hours at the very worst in that direction.
Sounds like a solid suggestion to me. :)
I like Priceline.com as I can usually get a better deal for hotels than booking thru the hotel so I will look into that as well.
Thanks for the info.
Two words... Cheesecake Factory... either at the King of Prussia Mall or Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
If you stay at one of the hotels across the street from Dorney:
1. You'll save on parking at Dorney (you can walk there and keep your car in the hotel parking lot)
2. Hershey is only about 1-1.5 hour drive straight out 78 (depending on your speed ;) ), GAdv is about 1.5-2 hour drive the other way (again, depending on speed).
3. If you have a CF pass, you can hit a couple rides (Hydra/Talon/SF) real quick right before you pack up and leave to go home.
4. The Hess station right across from Dorney is usually one of the cheapest places to buy gas in the area. :)
2. If you drive like Gonch, Hershey is an hour (it's only something like 66 miles from Dorney) and the Gadv drive can be easily done in under an hour and a half. The only issue with that is the extra hour to the DC area, but that might be made up by staying closer to Dorney, I guess it's something to weigh.
3. Good point.
4. Because filling your car up and saving a few pennies a gallon is going to make all the difference in your life. ;)
Just playing with you, dannerman - well, except for the hotel thing. :)
In other words, I know WAY to much on the subject. ;)
I do miss being that close to a park. Our driveway to Dorney was 4.9 miles. Now I have to drive across Pittburgh (20 some odd miles) to get to Kennywood.
Speaking of Dorney, can anyone suggest a campground nearby? *** Edited 2/19/2005 2:36:15 PM UTC by loriu***
It's not so bad coming back from PFN at 1 in the morning though... :)
SLFAKE said:Two words... Cheesecake Factory... either at the King of Prussia Mall or Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Forgive me, but what the hell is so special about Cheescake Factory? I mean, I've been hearing people rave about the place since I was about 6 years old. I've gone to several of them and they were *at best* a slight step up from Chilli's/TGIF?etc. I just dont get the facsination...
BTW: Eli's Cheesecake is a *whole* lot better...
Dutchman, I hate 51. I lived out that way for 6 months one time and couldn't wait to get the hell out. Sometimes we go past Station Square and take 837 the whole way out, but that's not much better with all the lights.
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