Hope someone can help. I go every two years with a few women on a (major) shopping trip, planning and saving for the two years previous to the trip!
We usually go to Chicago, which we absolutely love. Not only is the shopping fantastic, but it's so compact, all laid out within walking distance (bar the outlet mall, which we hire a car to do in one day).
What is the shopping like in Philly? I've only travelled through Philly, never stayed in it, but we're thinking about it for our next trip. Apparently it has zero, or much lower sales tax than Chicago?
However, we like to split up, do our own thing, meet up as we want..which we can do in Chicago, as it's all so central and safe, and easy to get around.
Would Philly be a viable alternative, or should we stick to Chicago?
Thanks in advance!