a group of 6 (4 adults and 2 infants under 2 yrs old) are going to Philadelphia for the first time. We are staying for 5 days at the end of June.
Could anyone recommend some good clean hotels in the downtown (Rittenhouse Square or Old City areas). Our budget is roughly $180/night.
We plan on getting the City Pass (Franklin Institute, Touch Museum, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo), as well as do some shopping at Mall of Prussia and the outlets outside of Philly. Walking distance to some of these along with some good restaurants would be helpful although not necessary.
Are we better to get around with our own vehicle or is this city impossible to drive around due to traffic and we're better off with public transit?