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Image Source: https://studentcenter.temple.edu/howard-gittis-student-center

Venue

Temple University - Howard Gittis Student Center

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19122

Parking

Liacouras Garage (preferred)

1710 N. 15th Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19121

HOURS: 5:30am-2:00am

COST: $20 day of to be paid upon entry (cash or card), $17 if pre-purchased at point-of-registration

Biking

There are ample places to lock bicycles outside of the Howard Gittis Students Center.  Be sure to bring your own lock, U-locks are recommended.

Food/Lunch

Lunch is available for pre-purchase ($15) at point-of-registration. You may also bring your own lunch or visit one of the many local dining options nearby:

  • Howard Gittis Student Center Food Court - onsite
    • Chick-fil-a
    • Burger Fi
    • Which Wich
    • Twisted Taco
    • Zen
    • Zaya
    • Saladworks
    • Starbucks
  • Food Trucks along W. Montgomery Ave and N. 13th Street in front of the the Student Center - onsite
    • Fruit and Smoothie Truck
    • Chicken Heaven
    • Kobawoo Express Korean Food Truck
    • Jamaican D's
    • El Guaco Loco
    • Chop Chop Truck
    • Ernie's Lunch Truck
    • "Sexy" Green Truck
    • Cha Cha Japanese
    • Mexican Grill Stand
  • Restaurants on Liacouras Walk - 5 minute walk
    • Subway - 1936 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.
    • Master Wok - 1934 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Chinese Restaurant
    • Pita Pita - 1932 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Middle Eastern Restaurant
    • Maxi's Pizza - 1926 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Pizza Restaurant
    • Saxby's Coffee - 1902 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Coffee Shop/Cafe
  • Other nearby restaurants on Broad Street and on Cecil B. Moore Ave - 5 minute walk
    • Honey Grow - Morgan Hall, 1601 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Hip counter-serve spot for locally sourced salads, stir-fries & fruit-honey desserts.
    • Pita Chip - 1600 N Broad St Unit 7, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Family-owned stop for Middle Eastern-inspired food with an American twist plus delivery & take-out.
    • Fresh Grocer - 1501 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - This supermarket is open 24/7, with produce, meat, deli, bakery & other departments.
    • Wendy's - 1708 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Fast-food burger chain serving sides such as chili & baked potatoes.
    • Jimmy John's - 1601 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips.
    • OWL Breakfast & Lunch - 1424 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Comfort food, breakfast, quick bite
    • Draught Horse Pub & Grill - 1431 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - All-American pub grub & 20 beers on tap are the main attraction at this spacious campus saloon.
    • Tropical Smooth Cafe - 1600 N Broad St Unit 4, Philadelphia, PA 19121 - Casual, health-conscious chain cafe featuring custom smoothies, sandwiches & wraps.
    • Tony Luke's - 1603 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Counter-serve sandwich chain dishing up Philly cheesesteaks & other subs, plus burgers & fries.

Food/Dinner

We will share some of our favorite local sit down restaurants, stay tuned!

Lodging

A group of PA-WAgN members is staying at the Double Tree Hotel Philadelphia Center City, with affordable single and double room rates starting at $113/night (parking is additional). The symposium venue is about a 15 minute drive or public transit ride away. To take the public transit, enter at the SEPTA Subway Walnut-Locust Station headed northbound toward Fern Rock and get off at the Cecil B. Moore Station. Make sure to take train making all local stops (the EXPRESS train does not stop at Cecil B. Moore Station).

Directions To Howard Gittis Student Center (By Car)

  • From West via PA Turnpike or Schuylkill Expressway: Take Turnpike to Exit 326 (Philadelphia/Valley Forge) then follow I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Route 676 East via Exit 344 on the left (Vine Street Expressway). After about ½ mile, take the Broad Street Exit on the right. Continue straight across 15th street and turn left onto Broad Street. After approx. 1.5 miles, turn right onto Cecil B. Moore Ave then take first left onto North 13th Street. Howard Gittis Student Center will be on the right.
  • From Northeast via PA Turnpike or Roosevelt Boulevard: From PA Turnpike take Exit 351. Follow Route 1 South (Roosevelt Boulevard) approximately 10 miles (stay in right hand lanes) to Broad Street exit. Follow exit 1/2 mile to Broad Street and turn left (Route 611 South). Continue for approximately 2.5 miles, turn left on Diamond Street, right on North 12th Street. Follow N 12th Street for. 4 miles and make a right onto Cecil B. Moor Ave. Take next right onto North 13th Street. Howard Gittis Student Center will be on the right.
  • From North via I-95: Take Route 95 South to Exit 22 on the right toward US-30 Independence Hall via I-676 West. Use right lane to continue onto I-676 West. After. 4 miles, take right exit toward Broad Street and merge onto 15th Street. Take first left onto Vine Street, and next left onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street for approx. 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Cecil B. Moore Ave then take first left onto North 13th Street. Howard Gittis Student Center will be on the right
  • From South via I-95: Take Exit 22 (Route 676/Center City) and merge right onto Callowhill Street. Stay in right hand lanes and follow Callowhill Street for 1 mile to Broad Street. Turn right on Broad Street and go approximately 1.4 miles to Cecil B. Moore Ave. Turn right onto Cecil B. Moore Ave then take first left onto North 13th Street. Howard Gittis Student Center will be on the right.
  • From NJ Turnpike: Take NJ Turnpike to Exit 6; follow signs for PA Turnpike. Once on PA Turnpike, follow directions given "From Northeast."
  • From Cherry Hill, NJ area: Take Route 70 or Route 38 West to overpass for Route 30 West (Admiral Wilson Boulevard). Take Admiral Wilson Boulevard approximately 2 miles to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Once over bridge, follow signs for Vine Street/Local Traffic. Stay in "local traffic" lanes approximately 1 mile (8 blocks) to Broad Street (14th Street). Turn right on Broad Street and go approximately 1.4 miles to Cecil B. Moore Ave. Turn right onto Cecil B. Moore Ave then take first left onto North 13th Street. Howard Gittis Student Center will be on the right.
  • From NJ Shore Points: Take Atlantic City Expressway to Route 42 North. On Route 42 North, go approximately 10 miles to Route 676. Take Route 676 approximately 3.5 miles to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Once across bridge, follow directions "From Cherry Hill, NJ Area."

Directions To Howard Gittis Student Center (Via Public Transit)

  • SEPTA Broad Street Subway: All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue). The venue is less than a 5 minute walk from the subway stop. (Fare - $2.50/ride - exact change required)
  • SEPTA Bus: The 4 and 16 SEPTA buses stop on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Polett Walk and Norris Street. The 23 bus stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Polett Walk, Montgomery Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. (Fare - $2.50/ride exact change required)
  • SEPTA Regional Rail Lines: All SEPTA Regional Rail lines stop at Temple University Station, located at 10th and Berks streets. From there, the venue is about a 10 minute walk. (Fares vary - may purchase tickets in advance or on train.)
  • AMTRAK: Amtrak trains stop at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (fares vary). From there transfer to SEPTA Market Frankford line (blue) headed eastbound toward Frankford (Fare - $2.50/ride exact change required). Ride 2 mins to 15th street station for free transfer to SEPTA Broad Street line local (orange) headed northbound toward Fern Rock Transportation Center. Ride approx. 6 minutes and get off at Cecil B. Moore station. Venue is a 5 minute walk from the station.
  • PATCO: PATCO trains make multiple stops in Center City (Fares vary). Get off at the 12/13th Street stop and exit station. Walk north to Walnut/Locust Station and board the SEPTA Broad Street line local (orange) headed northbound toward Fern Rock Transportation Center (Fare - $2.50/ride exact change required). Ride approx. 8 minutes and get off at Cecil B. Moore station. Venue is a 5 minute walk from the station.
  • NJ TRANSIT: Multiple NJ Transit trains and buses stop in Center City Philadelphia (Fares vary). May transfer to SEPTA Subway, Bus, or Regional Rail to get to venue.

Directions To Liacouras Parking Garage From Howard Gittis Student Center (By Car):

Head two blocks north on N. 13th Street and make a left onto W. Norris Street. Go two blocks and make a left onto N. 15th Street. Continue about a quarter mile and turn left into the Liacouras Parking Garage.

Directions To Liacouras Parking Garage From Howard Gittis Student Center (By Foot)

Head west for two blocks on West Montgomery Ave (.3 mi). Make a left onto North 15th Street. Parking garage will be on your right.

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