It’s your last day in Philadelphia, and you’re about to depart the Ritz-Carlton for Philadelphia International Airport. This does not have to be a boring drive. Eagle Chauffeured Service recommends one of these ways to get to the airport while enjoying yourself along the way.
Option #1: The Express Lane
Time: 14 minutes (not including stops and/or traffic)
If you don’t have a lot of extra time, or you’ve simply had your fill of Philadelphia, ask your chauffeur to take the express route. This is the quickest and most direct route to PHL, a fairly straight ride down I-76. At less than 20 minutes, this route doesn’t offer much in the way of diversions but it will take you to your flight as quickly as possible.
- June 16 - 2015When one thinks “art,” one often thinks of New York City or Paris, but Philadelphia has plenty to offer in the way of fine arts. For business travelers interested in visual art—and with a little extra time on their hands—there’s... Read More
Option #2: The “I’m in No Hurry” Route
Time: 20 minutes (not including stops and/or traffic)
For one final experience of Philadelphia, ask your chauffeur to drive you to PHL via Broad Street, one of the city’s major roadways and home to a variety of cultural landmarks. If you have extra time before your flight, you may choose to stop at any of these iconic places.
First cultural landmark you will see is The Academy of Music located just off of Broad Street. The Academy of Music is the oldest currently operating opera house in the U.S., and you may be able catch performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet or the Opera Company of Philadelphia, if you have the time. You may also choose to stop at the University of the Arts and peruse the college’s 10 galleries, which have exhibited the works of noted artists like Andy Warhol and Donald Lipski, among others.
If you want to have one final sit-down dinner in the city, you may want to dine at Sbraga (at the Broad & Pine intersection). Award-winning chef Kevin Sbraga serves upscale American fare, such as Spanish Mackerel with eggplant marmalade and dry aged pork with asparagus fricassee and black truffles. If you’d rather pick up a quick meal, try Plenty, a gourmet quick-serve cafe. While Plenty is a couple blocks east of Broad Street, it is worth the slight detour. Sandwiches include Genovese pesto chicken and smoked brisket.
As for scenery, the drive down Broad Street will take you through the historic Marconi Plaza and past Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. From there, you’ll pass over the Schuylkill River and arrive at PHL shortly.