Philadelphia Region

The Philadelphia Region is in eastern Pennsylvania. Its two largest cities are Philadelphia and Allentown. Philadelphia is the cradle of American democracy, a former capital of the United States and the nation's fifth most populous city.



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Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia accent but is also a home to the greater Mid-Atlantic dialect. Some unique words found in the dialect include "pavement" instead of "concrete," "center city" instead of "downtown" and "hoagie" instead of "sub" or "grinder."

Get around

Public Transportation

In the city of Philadelphia, public transportation is extensive and convenient. In the suburbs however, service tends to be more spotty.

SEPTA, which stands for Southeast Pennsylvania Transport Authority, is the body that is in charge of public transportation in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs. It has bus, subway, trolley and commuter rail services. Visit for more information about the routes.

New Jersey Transit (or NJ Transit) operates bus service between Philadelphia and various points in New Jersey, and also commuter rail services on the Northeast Corridor between Trenton, New Jersey and New York.





Go next

Travelers on East Coast itineraries can easily find a bus or train to other major cities on the east coast, including Washington, D.C., New York City, and Baltimore. Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore are also a short drive, bus, or train ride away. Travelers wishing to see more of Pennsylvania have the option of visiting Lancaster and Pennsylvania Dutch Country by journeying westward.

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