The City Of Brotherly Love!
Philadelphia has been always been a place that I wanted to visit. Back in December Expedia had a flash sale offering $100 off any domestic flight making the round trip ticket only $197. With United Basic Economy you have the option to select your seat for an additional $10 each way. Basic Economy does not allow you to bring a carry on bag, but you are allowed one personal item which can be a standard backpack as long as it fits under the seat. Checked bags are $30 each way.
We stayed at Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue which is centrally located for all of the tourist attractions. Although the hotel does not offer complimentary airport shuttle services, they do offer transport each hour that will take you to any of the tourist sites. The best part about the 4 star hotel was that it was FREE!!. Marriot as well as a lot of other chain hotels offer reward points that you can earn points with each hotel stay and redeem the points later for free nights. Marriot Bonvoy credit cards are cards that you can earn points by making regular purchases. The best way to earn points is to pay all of your bills on credit cards that offer cash rewards or points, then turn around and travel the world for free or little to nothing using the points.