Philadelphia - Far Northeast
Far Northeast Philadelphia is an area located in Philadelphia.
The Far Northeast Philadelphia is a large section of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States and second largest city on the East Cost. The benefits on living in the far northeast is that you have the best of both worlds, you are right between the heart of the city and only minutes away from the surrounding suburbs such as Bucks County. The following neighborhoods are what make up the Far Northeast;
Academy Gardens, Ashton-Woodenbridge, Bustleton, Byberry, Crestmont Farms, Holme Circle, Millbrook, Modena Park, Morrell Park, Normandy, Parkwood, Pennypack, Somerton, Torresdale, Upper Holmesburg, Winchester Park.
The Far Northeast Philadelphia is a great section to check out! It is very peaceful area, and very rarely there is violent activity that occurs there. This is one of the safest places in Philadelphia. But, this not an area where you can find the best partying entertainment or clubs! You can come for a day trip, nightly visit, or stay for a few days. So next time you are in Philadelphia just go up the road and visit us!
How to get to the Far Northeast part of Philadelphia? Easy! From the Philadelphia International Airport take I-95 North to the Acadamy Road Exit (Exit 32). If you are one of the lucky ones who has your own jet you can even fly right into the Northeast Philadelphia Airport which is located on Academy Road. If you do not have a car you can easily take a train from the airport or bus, or you can rent a car from enterprise! For more information on train schedules go to http://www.septa.com . For information on renting a car from enterprise, go to www.enterprise.com.
Getting around the Far Northeast is fairly simple. The easiest way would be by car, however if you do not have a car then SEPTA would be your best bet, You can easily catch a bus on almost any corner and get to one place to the next. For Septa Bus Schedules and Routes please check out http://www.septa.com .
If you want to see the historical part, museums and such then all you need to do is hop onto I-95 South and go center city. However here in the Northeast there are a lot of fun things to do! The Franklin Mills Mall and the Neshaminy Mall both have a AMC move theatre.
Northeast Philadelphia is home to Pennypack Park, 2.5 miles of scenic beauty. Complete with bike, horse, and hiking trails, this is a must see on a nice day. The best entrance is at Frankford & Ashburner, at the King's Highway Bridge. Around during the summer months? The Friends of Pennypack Park host a summer concert series every Wednesday featuring local favorites. Park at the entrance at Welsh and Cresco and follow the crowd.
Afraid of trees? Northeast Philadelphia is bordered on the East by the Delaware river. A great location for a picnic is on Linden Ave. Head east on Linden until it dead ends at the river, there's also a boat ramp for some river fun!
There is a big ice skating rink called the Flyers Skate Zone located on Comly Road. Here in the two rink facility they have public hockey, birthday parties, public skating, and hockey leagues. Besides two rinks there also is a pro-shop, snack bar, and an arcade. Come check them out at http://northeast.flyersskatezone.com/ .
Bowling is always a good time! If you are looking for an old school family bowling alley then thunderbird lanes is the place for you! Located on Holme Ave they have cosmo, karaoke bowling every friday night from 12:30- 3:30 am as well as discount bowling throughout the week! Go to http://phillybowl.2gobowl.com/?page=Northeast_Philadelphia for more information. If you were looking for more then the average bowling alley then you would be interested in Brunswick Zone which is located on Street Road in Feasterville. Only minutes away from the Franklin Mills Mall, it has bowling, an arcade, laser tag, pool tables, bar and lounge, and food! The Brunswick Zone is always a good time! Go to http://www.bowlbrunswick.com/l for more information.
"Casino" Lucky for you, the Philelphia Race Track has recently just opened its first Casino. Located on Street Road in Bensalem, only seconds away from the Far Northeast is the Philadelphia Casino. WIth gambling, drinking, horse racing, and more there is never a dull momement! Go to http://www.philadelphiapark.com/ to check it out!
If you are a shopper then you have picked the right place to shop! In the Far Northeast is the Franklin Mills Mall which is a huge outlet mall. Located on Knights Road, Franklin Mills Mall is home to over 200 stores, X-games skate park, restaurants, and movie theatre. There also two other malls in Bucks County only ten to twenty minutes away! They are the Neshaminy Mall and Oxford Valley Mall.
Now Philadelphia was not named one on the fattest cities in the country for no reason! In Philadelphia there is always a place to eat and go to to have a good time! The Far Northeast has lots to choose from! From Dave and Busters, Nifty Fiftys, Texas Roadhouse and Chickees and Petes you will never leave the Far Northeast Hungry. Do not forget to grab a Philadelphia Soft Pretzel, Rita's Water Ice, and Cheese Steak as well as stopping by a Wa-Wa and grabbing a Tastykake.
- Benny the Bum's, 991 Bustleton Ave(in Northeast Philadelphia), ☎ +1 215 673-3000, . "THE" seafood capitol of the Northeast. The atmosphere is casual, upbeat, and definitely fun, decorated with antiques, period signage, and collectible memorabilia. A real crabhouse.
- Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Northeast/Bensalem, 1329 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA 19020, ☎ 215-245-5222, . Located in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Hampton Inn Philadelphia– Northeast/Bensalem invites business and leisure travelers to experience well-appointed guestrooms and suites, complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, meeting facility and close proximity to downtown Philadelphia and family-friendly attractions like Sesame Place and Amish Country.
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