My husband and I are driving down from Toronto for a week in May. We will be leaving on a monday and arriving in Philly that night. I plan on booking the Sofitel or Palimar for 2 nights so we can be right in the action to see historic sites and enjoy some worldclass dining. Then I plan on booking 2 nights in King of Prussia so we can enjoy some shopping (I have lost 100 pounds so can't wait to hit the malls and outlets!).
Here are my questions:
1) Is allday tuesday and wednesday enough time to see the sites (reading terminal market, Liberty bell, Art museum)?
2) For shopping we want to hit the King of Prussia mall as well as the Philidepphia prime outlets. I also wanted to take some time and drive out to Amish country (Lancaster?) to enjoy the scenery.We might try to figure out a route back to Canada that takes us through that area on Friday. I guess I wanted to know if King of Prussia was the best place to book a hotel or is there something better? Also I am assuming KofP is a safe area, is this the case?
Thanks so much! I can't wait to visit your beautiful city!