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Philadelphia travel primer

When it comes to Philadelphia, the city is easy to get to from Long Island (about a 21/2-hour drive) and is also pretty simple to navigate when you get there, with most historic sites and attractions in a compact area. Dining opportunities abound, from gourmet restaurants to namesake Philadelphia cheesesteaks. About 37 million people visit the city and surrounding region each year, according to tourism officials. --Joie Tyrrell