Another PA question

Sunday, February 20, 2005 1:03 PM
Hate is a mild term for that road. Parking lot at rush hour is an accurate description.
Monday, February 21, 2005 11:45 AM
Is King of Prussia close to Valley Forge? I am trying to get a hotel thru Priceline and the areas I am looking at are: Plymouth Meeting, Norristown, Valley Forge.

Is that the correct area for KoP?

Monday, February 21, 2005 12:08 PM
On a map you can tell where King of Prussia ends and Valley Forge begins ... but when driving, it's hard to tell what is what. They are almost interchangable. Any hotel listing for Valley Forge would be good for King of Prussia and vice versa.

A bit of a history / geography lesson... When George Washington wanted to get a good (but cold) night's rest, he stayed in his HQ at Valley Forge. When he needed to get supplies, he could hop on his horse and gallop a mile or two (carefull not to get run over by fast moving ox carts on the path that was destined to become the PA turnpike) and stop by the King of Prussia Mall (of course back then, they only took Colonial Express as American Express didn't yet exist).

As for Cheesecake Factory. Okay... kind of high steep prices I'll admit... but great Cheesecake... as if there is such a thing as bad Cheesecake*. And then there is the one sandwich... kind of a shrimp club sandwich.

Would I want to go there everyday? No. My wallet could not afford it. But if in the area, it's good for a stop. Last stop we made was back in August at the one in King of Prussia Mall. We were going to the Dell store (wich turned out to be only a kiosk) to order a new PC and thought "since we are this close."

*NOTE: No Carb / Low Carb Chesecake, at least the type they serve at Ruby Tuesdays, actually does classify as BAD cheesecake. I am not certain, but I think this is what damp chalk mixed with sand would taste like. *** Edited 2/21/2005 5:12:23 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Monday, February 21, 2005 2:38 PM

I'm not a camper, but I seem to recollect a KOA north of Fogelsville along Route 100. That should be about 15 minutes from the park.

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The suggestion about KOP is because C4C also wanted to be able to head down to DC/Baltimore, and have a central location between there and the 3 parks. But since, you're only 5 minutes from the park, why don't we all crash at your place?

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Inner Harbor has pretty much the same restaurants as every other urban redevelopment site and suburb in the country, I'm sure. The only difference is these are next to water (and gulls).

If you like to take in some local flavor in Baltimore, I'd suggest visiting Little Italy, 15+ restaurants in 3 blocks (Amicci's-- great little place), or even Fells Point. Forget the cheesecake, visit Vaccaro's bakery. They're in Little Italy and the Light Street pavilion.

Monday, February 21, 2005 3:07 PM
Well since we are talking about food etc, you don't want to miss Mikes Clam Shack. Best lobster stew and "lobster rolls" around.

Granted, it is around 400 miles (aboug 6 1/2 hours) north east of King of Prussia (it's actually in Wells, Maine), but I just had to get in a shameless plug for that place.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 9:01 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, I got a hotel in Malvern which looks to be in the same area as KoP/Valley Forge, maybe just a little west of that. See everyone at Dorney!!!!
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 6:13 PM
West Conshohocken!

Now why didn't I think of that earlier? They have a pretty nice looking Marriott right off the exit where 476 and 76 and 23 meet. Probably on the pricey side though.

Malvern is a pretty nice area, c4c. Not as built up as the KOP/ValleyForge area-- yet. I didn't think they had as much in the commercial/business development out there yet. Thought it was mostly residential-- practically Main Line.


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