I am heading to tour Philadelphia with my wife and two children. We will be staying 6/18 - 6/22. There will be one day that we travel over to the New Jersey shore for a beach day. We want to stay at the same hotel the entire time. We will be driving in from out of town, so we'll have our car.
We are mostly looking at going to historical sites as well as the US Mint.
I am wanting to stay under $75 a night for the hotel. I know I'll probably have to go with hotwire/priceline to get in this price range.
We are considering getting the Independence Family Pass to get around. With this in mind, would it be possible to stay outside of Philadelphia and ride the public transportation into central Philadelphia? I imagine hotels in the heart of Philadelphia will be $$$. Another option may be to drive and park at one of the rail stations outside of Philadelphia and ride the rail in.
I have never been to Phili so I am looking for some guidance on my ideas.
I see that priceline has some possibilities in central Phili which I could try for. I just imagine they are still going to be costly.