Top Christmas Events in Philadelphia

It’s officially the holiday season in and around the Philadelphia area and there’s nothing more magical that the atmosphere and the magical vibe in the air.

Christmas lights are slowly going up as fall decorations begin to disappear and everyone is getting excited for the next coming weeks. That is precisely why it is never to early to begin planning your holiday visits and getting your transportation booked!

At Dynasty Limousine Service, Christmas is one our busiest times of the year. Our drivers are busy chauffeuring our customers around Philadelphia, to Christmas and holiday gatherings and parties and going to the airport when visiting family. However, we love also showing our customers the magic of a Philadelphia Christmas with some of our top holiday attractions.

Christmas Light Show at Macy’s

macys-holiday-show-1200vpThere are more than 100,000 lights on show at Macy’s this year. Their Christmas Light Show is a staple of Christmas in Philadelphia and if you haven’t been before, you really need to go. The spectacle, featuring reindeers, snowflakes and ballerinas, is shown multiple times every day so there really is no excuse not to go. Get details here.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

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Shown on the Comcast’s ultra-modern video wall, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a light show with a twist. The show features sing-a-longs, ballet and all sorts of festive treats. Click here for more information

Franklin Square Holiday Festival featuring the Electrical Spectacle

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Another brilliant light show, featuring 50,000 lights, The Electric Spectacle is fun for all the family. This audio and visual treat features holiday shopping, Christmas songs and a 12-foot kite as an ode to Benjamin Franklin. More information at visitphilly.com

Philly Holiday Tree in Dilworth Park

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Unfortunately, the grand-unveiling of the Philly Holiday Tree has already been and gone, but it is still well worth a visit. Make sure to go in the evening to fully experience the massive tree! More information here.

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest

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If light shows aren’t your thing, then venture over to the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. With a hug ice-rink for the centerpiece, there is loads to do for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out the Kids Lodge, which is full of awesome arcade games. Reserve your tickets by visiting here.

Deck the Hall Light Show at City Hall

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Over at City Hall, there is a truly magical light show that is running nightly until January 1st. The show is based around a celebration of Philadelphia and in particular the history and architecture of City Hall. More information here.

Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad at Reading Terminal Market

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If you fancy something a bit different this holiday season, why not head over to the Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad? The Reading Terminal Market, a haven for food-lovers, sets up its impressive miniature railroad which celebrates the history of the market. More information here.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

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At Love Park, there’s an authentic German Christmas Market, complete with bratwurst, mulled wine and other European food and drink. A magical, alternative festive experience with plenty to do for all the family. More information here.

Enjoying all these spectacular events shouldn’t just be a holiday treat it should be a tradition. Let Dynasty Limousine Service drive you to your holiday destination. Our chauffeurs will get you safety to and from your destination and you don’t have to worry about parking in the holiday cold! Call 610-363-0962 today or click here to book a car at our Philadelphia Limousine Company. 

 

Why FALL is the perfect time to rent a limo

With the weather finally getting cool, summer is officially over and now all the wonderful fall activities are in full bloom. Whether you love fall for the crisp autumn leaves or the tasty treats, there is no arguing that a limo is the vehicle you’ll need to get you to where you’re going.

SPORTING EVENTS

Fall is definitely the season of FOOTBALL and HOCKEY. Ticket holders can breathe a sigh of relief tackling game day traffic in a vehicle that knows the best route and has the most comfortable ride. Whether we are dropping you off at the tailgate or right to the Stadiums entrance, fans can pregame responsibly with their friends and family while enjoying the scenic ride. Then after the games over enjoy luxury accommodations back to home while not having to pay parking fees or dealing with navigating a crowded parking lot. Where ever you need to go, Dynasty Limousine has you covered.

CONCERTS/THEATER EVENTS

There is no denying that one of the best ways to see a concert or play is by being picked up by a limousine. With some of the most popular bands and shows coming through the Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland area, it is important to have a vehicle you can trust to get you to your event on time. Dynasty Limousine Service not only offers luxury accommodations, but we’ll play your favorite tunes while you sit back and enjoy time with friends on your way to the show.

FALL WEDDINGS

Dynasty Limousine Service is your top choice for your fall wedding and special events throughout the Philadelphia, Maryland and Delaware area. Fall is often one of the most popular seasons for weddings for the temperate weather and natural, colorful landscape. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, guests can also still enjoy the festivities in the comfort of heated vehicles. We have experience coordinating with photographers and are ready to recommend spots for the perfect shoot. Our drivers will have planned out the best route based on your expectations to make sure your wedding party arrives on location on time.

Need a limo for your next fall event! Request a quote or call 610-363-0962 and we’ll be in touch to plan your perfect day!

BEST HALLOWEEN AND OKTOBERFEST EVENTS NEAR PHILADELPHIA

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October is a month full of activities. From Oktoberfest celebrations to Halloween parties to Halloween attractions, there are many things to do.

Check out our list of some of the hottest Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Halloween and October events!

Adult Events

Pennhurst Asylum Haunt- Fri, Sep 21, 2018 – Sun, Nov 4, 2018
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PennHurst, the legendary haunted hospital complex has opened its doors after being abandoned for 25 years! Pennhurst haunted asylum is Pennsylvania’s Scariest destination haunted house! The fear is real at Pennhurst!

Chaddsford Winery: Trick or Treat Weekends for Adults Only
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 – Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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Trick or Treat for wine and seasonal snacks at Chaddsford’s wildly popular, adults-only Halloween program! You’ll visit a variety of Halloween-themed pairing stations as you weave and wind your way throughout the festive Winery grounds. Enjoy flavorful, locally-made goodies alongside your favorite adult beverages, including: wine, beer, and wine cocktails. It’s sure to be a scary-good time! Costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed! All visitors who arrive in costume will receive 20% OFF any bottle purchases made that day. Every Saturday and Sunday between 9/29-10/28/18. See our website for details.

Kennett Square Brewfest 2018 – Sat, Oct 13, 2018
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Kennett Brewfest features over 90 breweries that feature tasting of unique & popular seasonal brews. The event features live music, food trucks, vendors, a gaming area & more. Join us for our Connoisseur session before the Regular Session for special pourings from select brewers showcasing different, rare, exclusive, limited, or seasonal beers.

Chester County Beer Garden – Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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We’re bringing together an excellent sampling of the craft breweries in Chester County for the inaugural Pints of Chester County Beer Garden presented by #BVBrewScene . No tickets required. Just show up with a thirst for great beer! Unlimited Sampler glasses available for $35 until sold out. $5 tokens sales for full pints of any beer will also be available. Look for participating breweries and more details soon.

Family-Friendly Events!

The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford – Thu, Oct 18, 2018 – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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This annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food and fall treats offered by area eateries, enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.

Phoenixville Presents Pumpkin Fest 2018 – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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Pumpkinfest is a fun, free, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. Featuring derby races, a carnival, crafts, live music, and much more! Crawl the town sampling pumpkin treats and products from local businesses, carve a mini-pumpkin, or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes.

Plantation Field Presents “The Lights Fest” – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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The Lights Fest™ is a for-profit company that loves working with local charities and causes. We believe our charity partners can truly make a lasting difference in each community. If you run a local charity or you have a recommendation for a charity that would be a good fit with The Lights Fest™

 

Chester County Historical Society’s First Annual Halloween Ball
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
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Chester County Historical Society’s First Annual Halloween Ball to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. This event features a live auction, music, costume contest, and open bar. Catering will be provided by Jimmy Duffy. Costumes are encouraged! Get your tickets early.

 

St. Peter’s Village: Fall Festival – Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Come spend the day in Saint Peter’s Village at the Fall Festival on October 27th! There will be activities for the family, local art vendors, food trucks, and special offerings by the shops in the village. We hope to see you there! There will be a rain date scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd in the event of poor weather.

Nothing beats a Dynasty Limousine Experience!

Ask anyone who has ever rented a limousine, there’s simply no better way to get to the show or event. Whether it’s with a group of friends or getting dressed up for an evening out, Dynasty Limousine Service, Inc. has you covered when it comes to getting to the show on time and in total luxury.

With dazzling interiors on par with the nicest limousines, each party bus can hold up to 14 passengers. With a little help from Dynasty Limo Service, you can arrange a Philadelphia party bus adventure that you may remember fondly for the rest of your life. At all times, our fleet vehicles are clean and impeccably maintained.

Ready to make your next concert experience one that your group will never forget? Reserve a vehicle online using our secure online booking page, or call us for more information at 610-363-0962.

Whether you’re going near Philadelphia for Halloween or staying local, let Dynasty Limousine Service be your designated driver!

 

12 Pennsylvania Wine Trails

Picking a winery to visit is tricky business. With so many Pennsylvania areas producing more than one million gallons of wine each year and a reputation as the fifth largest grape producer in the U.S., Pennsylvania has plenty of street cred when it comes to wine.

From anywhere in state, wine aficionados are less than an hour’s drive from at least one of 200 Pennsylvania wineries, many of which are smaller, family-owned establishments. Pennsylvania’s self-guided wine trails allow visitors to sip their way through vineyard-abundant areas at their own pace.

1. Endless Mountains Wine Trail
Upstate PA
The Endless Mountains supply a cooler climate for hybrid and common (vinifera) grape varieties to thrive, producing fragrant and fruity wines. Encompassing nine family-owned wineries, the Endless Mountains Wine Trail offers access to northwestern Pennsylvania attractions such as Steamtown National Historic SiteMarie Antoinette Lookout and the Endless Mountains.

2. Brandywine Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
A favorite of Philadelphians, the Brandywine Wine Trail in Chester County includes seven wineries located within a 50-mile radius of one another. Visit three to four wineries per day and budget in time for nearby sights such as Longwood GardensBrandywine River MuseumBrandywine Battlefield Park and Kennett Square (“The Mushroom Capital of the World”).

3. Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
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Nine family-owned vineyards populate this wine trail in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing wine region. Sample award-wining wines made with Chambourcin, Lehigh Valley’s signature grape, such as rosé, semi-sweet, sweet, dry barrel aged, sparkling and port.

4. Bucks County Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
Bucks County Wine Trail’s nine wineries are located just minutes apart in the Delaware Valley, where visitors can also see historic highlights like Washington Cross Historic Park and Pennsbury Manor, the estate of Pennsylvania founder William Penn.

5. Berks County Wine Trail
Dutch Country Roads
Featuring eight wineries, the picturesque countryside is the background for wine tasting in Berks County. From sparkling and sweet dessert wines to dry table wines, the county’s fertile soil produces a variety of styles.

6. Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country
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Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country Trail has 15 wineries producing more than 250 handcrafted selections of white, red and blush wines. Take advantage of the trail’s close proximity to the attraction-rich cities of Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster.

7. Lake Erie Wine Region
Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region  
Lake Erie Wine Trail is approximately 50 miles long and runs along 30,000 acres of vineyards along Lake Erie in Pennsylvania and New York. Those with time constraints appreciate the closeness of the trail’s wineries, which produce everything from ice and fruit varieties to specialty wines like brandies and ports.

8. Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
Dutch Country Roads
Twenty-two wineries (and one distillery) dot the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, which runs through the center of the state’s Dutch Country Roads region. The trail boasts a mix of established vineyards and emerging vintners, and many tasting rooms are located in rustic and historical properties.

9. Groundhog Wine Trail
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Beyond its super-adorable namesake, the Groundhog Wine Trail spans multiple counties and takes visitors to 15 wineries accented by the unique beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Every year, the region hosts a Groundhog Day Wine Festival featuring a visit from Punxsutawney Phil himself. Find more Groundhog Day attractions >>

10. Southwest Passage Wine Trail
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Seven wineries peppered throughout the Pittsburgh suburbs and the scenic Laurel Highlands region make up the Southwest Passage Wine Trail. While you’re in the area, don’t miss destinations like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the stunning Nemacolin Resort.

11. Montgomery County Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
Producing everything from sweet and traditional offerings to wines made from organic fruits and vegetables, Montgomery County Wine Trail’s three wineries supply satisfying experiences. The trail also intersects with the Bucks County Wine Trail, so wine lovers can easily add nine additional stops to their journey.

12. Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail
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Producers of award-winning riesling, chardonnay, cabernet franc and pinot noir, the 13 wineries along the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail enjoy a favorable climate for growing native and hybrid grapes, as well as more delicate grape varieties. The wineries also produce delicious fruit wines, including offerings infused with apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, elderberry, rhubarb and strawberry.

Learn more about Pennsylvania wine trails >>

Want more? Check out three road trips itineraries that will take you to Pennsylvania’s best wine, beer and food.

Sometimes, you want to visit wineries alone. Other times, you may be in the mood to take a tour of the nearest wineries with several companions. Regardless, you’ll find a travel solution with one of Dynasty Limousine Service’s wine tasting tours in PA.

We carefully determine which of the central, southern, eastern or western PA wineries to visit each time we put a tour together. Then, we reserve one of our luxury vehicles and open the door for reservations from wine lovers like you. On the day of the tour, you’ll be picked up and driven to wineries of your choice in PA, DE and the surrounding communities. You never have to be concerned about how much wine you try throughout the day, because you’ll be chauffeured safely from location to location.

Article courtesy of visitpa.com

How To Choose The Best Wine Tour For You

Love wine but not able to get to Napa anytime soon? Try a local wine tour with friends. Wine tours are quickly becoming the hot new way to explore your city. Whether you are taking in a wine tour in Philadelphia, PA, exploring a wine tour in NJ or just trying out a local winery near you, wine tours are a great way to package all your options into one place. But how do you choose which wineries to visit? It can be hard to narrow down your choices with so many wonderful wineries in the area. Here is a listing of some the most popular wineries to tour!

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY WINERIES
If you’re near Southern Chester County, the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail may be just the tour you’re looking for. With six wineries and orchards, and historical attractions, this wine tour offers wine lovers the opportunity to visit wineries in the region between the Delaware and Chesapeake Rivers.

OLD STONE CIDER WINERY (http://www.oldstonecider.com/)
Old Stone Cider’s Tasting Room is in a historic barn. Events include wine tastings and barbecue.

BORDERLAND VINERYARD (ww.borderlandvineyard.com/)
Boderland Vineyard in Landenberg began operation in 2006. The vineyard creates wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The winemakers have experimented with Syrah and Malbec varieties. The winery offers tastings and seasonal events.

KREUTZ CREEK VINEYARD (www.kreutzcreekvineyards.com/)
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery began production in 1989, opened their tasting room in 2003, and have won numerous competitions. The winery produces dry whites, dry reds, semi-dry, dessert and seasonal wines including traditional Wassail. Seasonal events in the vineyard include movie nights and evening concerts.

1723 VINEYARD (www.1723vineyards.com/)
The McMaster Farm in Landenberg is the site of 1723 vineyards. A portion of the land settled in 1723, was once owned by Benjamin Franklin. The vineyard grows Muscat Ottonel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and other regional varieties to create their distinctive Pennsylvania wines.

WAYVINE WINERY & VINEYARD (www.wayvine.wine/)
At the end of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is Wayvine Winery and Vineyard in Nottingham is operated by a friendly family who enjoys having a glass of wine with their guests.

PARADOCX VINEYARD (www.paradocx.com/)
Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg has a unique story. The four owners are all practicing doctors and have a full-time staff to manage the vineyard. They grow Vidal, Vinifera, and Chambourcin grapes to create their wines. The Paradocx Vineyard tasting room is open on weekends for tastings, private parties, corporate events, and special occasions. Paradocx features a wine club and shop and sells their wines at local farmer’s markets.

NOTABLE WINERIES IN NORTHERN CHESTER/BERKS COUNTY AND LANCASTER

  • J Maki Winery (www.jmakiwinery.com)
  • Mantawny Creek Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
  • Ridgewood Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
  • Kog Hill Winery (http://www.koghillwinery.com/)
  • Blair Vineyards (http://setterridgevineyards.com/)
  • Moon Dancer Winery (http://www.moondancerwinery.com/)
  • Grandview Winery (http://www.thevineyardatgrandview.com/)
  • The Vineyards at Hershey (http://vineyardathershey.com/)
  • Nissely Winery (https://nissleywine.com/)
  • Waltz Vineyard (https://www.waltzvineyards.com/)

No matter whether the winery you chose is in the Finger Lakes, the Poconos, Seneca Lake, Cape May or around the corner, consider renting a luxury limousine from Dynasty Limousine Service. We can get you the wineries of your choice comfortably and easily. You don’t have to think about any planning. Our fleet makes securing a pleasant, serene and modern transportation experiences a total piece of cake. It doesn’t matter if you want to go to a couple of notable wineries. It doesn’t matter if you want to head to them all. We can provide you a winery day that’s one for the record books!

Best Boutique Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Philadelphia

From world-class museums, to historic landmarks, to luxurious shopping, to incredible bars and restaurants, Philly really does have it all. So why not book a long weekend at one of these truly distinctive boutique hotels and get out and explore all the city has to offer.

–          The Dwight D Hotel

This charming residence is located in the historic Rittenhouse Square area of the city, in a completely refurbished 1840s brownstone. There are only 8 rooms in total, which keeps the true boutique-y feel, and each is decorated in luxurious old-meets-new style to reflect the history of the building itself. Take a stroll around the stunning historic buildings lining the streets around the Dwight D, then head to Monk’s Café, the world-famous restaurant which adjoins the hotel itself, for an easy yet impressive dining option. The hotel is a true Philly favorite and has been awarded many accolades, including Best Hotel in Philadelphia in 2017.

–          Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Although large – with 268 guestrooms it’s on the upper-end of the boutique hotel scale – the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is nonetheless perfectly formed. All of the guest rooms are impeccably presented with an eclectic mix of deep-colored walls, retro prints, and chic mirrored tables. If you want the feel of a boutique hotel with the amenities that you tend to get in larger establishments then this hotel is the answer – there is complimentary bike rental, a gym, meeting space, a celebrated neighborhood restaurant, and an incredible rooftop lounge, Stratus, boasting stunning views of the historic city from 11 stories up.

–          Lokal Hotel

The Lokal is a true boutique hotel-lover’s paradise – unique building? Check. Achingly cool interiors? Check. Great location? Check. It offers an innovative ‘invisible service’ concept which shuns many of the traditional hotel features you might expect – you won’t find any check-in desk at Lokal. Instead, the concierge team work behind the scenes to create a unique experience based on each guest’s particular needs, so you can live like a Philly local while enjoying all the perks and comfort that hotel service offers.

–          Morris House Hotel

This National Historic Landmark was first built back in 1787 and now features 15 beautiful guest rooms within its walls. The Morris House Hotel will give you the feeling that you’ve stepped back in time, while still retaining the up-scale luxury you expect from a boutique hotel experience. There is a stunning courtyard garden to enjoy in the warmer months, or when the nights get chilly you can cozy-up by the fire with a complimentary glass of wine in the historic Revolutionary-era lounge.

When you are treating yourself to a luxurious weekend getaway you need an exceptional transportation service to match. Our Philadelphia car service is second to none when it comes to providing a reliable, comfortable, and sumptuous experience for your long weekend – whether you need a ride to the airport, to be whisked out to dinner in style, or simply a chance to take in the city sights, our friendly, professional chauffeurs will get you there in style and comfort.

How to Eat Well When You Travel for Business

It can be difficult to keep on top of a healthy and well-balanced diet when work takes you on the road. The temptation to grab some fast and cheap convenience food can be difficult to resist, but often these types of meals will result in a quick crash in energy leaving you feeling lethargic, and of course it goes without saying that the high-sugar, high-fat, high-calorie meals often associated with fast food are no good for your overall health either. But don’t despair! Below are some easy ways you can carry on eating well whenever you travel.

  • Bring your own

A sure-fire way to guarantee that you can carry on eating well (and know you’re going to enjoy it, too) is by bringing along your own food when you travel. Obviously, it’s not practical to transport a weeks’ worth of meals with you on your flight, but packing a healthy lunch to eat at the airport or a few energizing snacks for the plane journey will work well. This is also great if you have special dietary requirements which can often mean that food served on the flight or at the airport can make your choice extremely limited.

  • Use an app to track your meals

It is easy to get carried away with your food when you travel – why not take the free cookies on your flight! And your co-workers have invited you for dinner when you arrive in your destination? It would be such a shame not to go (even though you know there will be a limited amount of healthy options available at the restaurant they’ve booked!) For these situations it’s a great idea to keep track of the foods you are eating via an app such as MyFitnessPal – that way you’ll know when you need to cut back elsewhere to avoid over-indulgence!

  • Look around at the airport

If you know you’re going to need to eat at the airport, try and give yourself enough time to look around and search out the best food you can find, rather than having to settle for a last-ditch dash to a fast food chain before you board. Do some research online before you fly if you get chance, too – for most airports you’ll find past travellers or professional bloggers will give recommendations based on their experiences.

  • Research local restaurants before you travel

If you check out the local restaurant scene before you embark on your trip then you can make bookings for popular eateries in advance, so you don’t miss out on the best local cuisine. If possible, ask for recommendations from co-workers or clients who are based in the area too – they’ll have the inside track on the best locations and hidden gems that might not sit at the top of TripAdvisor but will be sure to make your taste buds sing!

When you need a ride from the airport or out to meet co-workers for that long-anticipated meal, you can trust in our professional Philadelphia car service to get you where you need to be in style and on time. We understand that your transportation is an important reflection of the way you do business, and our chauffeurs are trained to the highest standards to ensure you are treated to a reliable, professional experience every time.

Top Tips for a Tight Flight Connection

Whether your inbound flight was delayed or you just had to book that great deal that included the tight connection, we’ve all experienced the panic of rushing through the airport to make your next flight. While we can’t give you a magic formula to whisk you to the gate in a matter of seconds, here are some useful ideas for getting to your next flight more efficiently (and with less stress!)

  • Plan ahead!

Take some time in advance of travel to look at the layout of the terminal you are flying in to and establish where your next flight will be leaving from. That way, you won’t need to waste valuable time jostling for position in front of flight departure boards or looking at confusing airport maps once you arrive, so you’ll be able to head straight in the direction you need without any costly delays.

  • Don’t be tempted to check your email

The same goes for messages, missed calls, or any other communication that may have come through whilst you were in the air. This can cause you to become distracted and get caught up in work whilst you could be using the time to navigate to your next flight. Try to resist the temptation to check your phone or laptop until you’ve at least arrived at the gate for your next flight, or even on board the airplane itself.

  • Have drinks and snacks ready to go

Don’t waste time joining never-ending lines for coffee or a snack once you get to the terminal – either buy in advance so you can bring snacks and drinks with you or wait until you board the plane. It might not be ideal if you are desperate, but you need to remind yourself what’s more important – a morning coffee or catching your flight!

  • Use an airline app

Many airlines will offer free access to their app or mobile site if Wi-Fi is available on board the plane. That way, you can check on the status of your connecting flight whilst you are in the air for free. You’ll know of any delays or gate changes in advance so you can be as efficient as possible once you land.

  • If in doubt – ask!

Don’t run around the terminal if you unsure of where your next flight departs – just ask an airline representative so you get a quick answer without spending valuable minutes trying to figure out any confusing information you may have seen. Most incoming flights to hub airports will have an airline representative positioned at the gate as you arrive so you can quickly get the information you need about your connecting flight without having to search for help.

When you have been dealing with the stress of tight flight connections you need reliable ground transport that will get you where you need to be without the added hassle. Our dependable Philadelphia car service has you covered, with experienced chauffeurs who will whisk you to your onward destination in the upmost style and comfort, so you can sit back and relax after a long and demanding day of travel.

Date ideas for your best Valentine’s yet in Philadelphia

Looking for a date with a difference this Valentine’s Day? While there’s nothing wrong with the classic candlelit dinner, why not take your Valentine to one of Philadelphia’s romantic, quirky, or downright delicious special events this February 14th? You’ll be sure to make it a night they’ll remember for your best Valentine’s Day yet.

  • Get creative

Channel your inner artist and take your Valentine to a romantic evening pottery class at one of The Clay Studio’s special date night events. You’ll learn the art of four-handed throwing, by candlelight, whilst sipping champagne and enjoying delectable chocolate treats. If getting your hands dirty is not your thing, try the Print Love-In at the Fleisher Art Memorial. The 18th annual weekend of artist guided print-making will allow you and your love to create unique Valentine’s cards, block-printed tote bags, or vintage style pennants.

  • Love is sweet

If you want to indulge your date with the finer things in life, try one of the chocolate and wine pairing events going on at a number of wineries in the local area. The picturesque Chaddsford Winery is offering tasting events every weekend in February and on Valentine’s Day itself, where guests can stroll the historic grounds whilst visiting 5 different stations featuring artisan chocolates paired perfectly with Chaddsford’s award-winning wines. Alternatively, head to Black Walnut Winery who are pairing wines with gourmet chocolates from Bridge Street Chocolates on select afternoons throughout February.

  • Cruise and dine

For a date night dinner with a twist, treat your Valentine to a cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. You can enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner cruising along on the romantic yacht whilst taking in spectacular skyline views and the shimmering waters of the Delaware River. There will even be a professional DJ spinning romantic ballads so you can take to the floor with your love whilst you glide across the water.

  • Take to the ice

There is something timelessly romantic about skating over the ice, hand-in-hand with your Valentine – so what better way to celebrate all things ‘love’ than with a trip to one of Philadelphia’s picturesque outdoor rinks. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink are offering a Sweetheart Skate event with buy-one-get-one-free entry and skate rental, and the chance to cosy up with cocktails in the Rothman Institute Cabin after you skate. At Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest you can go all out to show your Valentine how much you care with entry including flowers, chocolate, and photo booth access. You can warm up at The Lodge next door to the rink for a romantic bite to eat and cocktails afterwards, too.

  • Hire a limo

Why not take a tour around the city sights while sipping champagne and taking in the twinkling lights as night draws in, all from the comfort of your own personal luxury limo? Our Philadelphia limo service will be sure to make it a night you and your Valentine won’t forget. Let our friendly, professional chauffeurs whisk you around the city in style, for a personal tour or to one of the many special events taking place across the city for a truly magical date night.

Why You Should Take Your Team with You on Your Next Business Trip

If you manage a small team and regularly travel for business, you may have considered taking them along to share the experience and expand their professional experience. Here are the reasons you should be doing it, and why it will help your business grow.

  • It is a good bonding opportunity

Business travel offers a great opportunity for you and your team to get to know one another better on a more informal, personal basis. Spending time traveling, meeting clients, and having dinner in a new city can be intense but allows you to focus on different scenarios and experiences than may usually come up in an everyday office environment. This will allow your team to work better together and also work harder for you if they feel you have invested time and money into their development.

  • It will expand your team’s knowledge

Putting your team members in new situations with clients, suppliers, or potential customers will quickly expand their knowledge base and experience. Without these learning opportunities it is difficult for them to grow professionally, and is an effective way for them to understand the sharp end of the business.

  • It will prepare them for solo travel

A first solo business trip can be daunting, so by taking your team altogether you will be showing them what to expect and easing their anxieties over any future travel. This will be good for you, too – instead of having to take on every business trip yourself you can confidently start to send members of your team in your place, freeing you up to concentrate on other aspects of your role.

  • You’ll get to know their strengths and weaknesses better

Putting your team members in new (and potentially challenging) situations is a great way to get to know how they handle the pressure. It will also allow you to get to know them on a different level to a usual office environment that may highlight other attributes you hadn’t identified previously.

  • They’ll get to meet clients and suppliers face-to-face

If your team regularly deal with particular clients or suppliers that you visit regularly, taking them with you on the trip will allow them to build a stronger professional relationship and work more effectively together in the future.

If you decide to take your team with you on your next business trip, you needn’t worry about getting around with our hassle-free, reliable Philadelphia car service. We have transportation options to suit all group sizes, so you can rest assured that you and your team will get where you need to be in the utmost luxury and comfort. Our professional chauffeurs will whisk you to the airport, drop you at your hotel, or transport you across town to meet with your clients – whatever you need, we are here to provide a dependable, luxurious experience for you and your team.