My wife and I are heading south for the winter by car in a few week's time (mid-January). We're travelling from Atlantic Canada down the eastern side of the USA to the Florida panhandle, across to southern Texas, and then possibly as far west as California if time allows. On the way out we'd like to break up our trip with a lay-over in Philadelphia of a couple of nights or so. Can anyone suggest a suburb or town to stay on the outskirts of greater Philadelphia that is handy for the regional train into the centre? We'd prefer not to have to drive into to see Philly's famous tourist sights. Somewhere with a choice of accommodation would be nice.
We'd most be likely be coming to the area via I84 then I81 to give greater New York a wide-berth; making our side trip to outer Philadelphia from Harrisburg PA. But other suggestions on how to avoid NYC traffic and reach the outskirts of Philadelphia would be most welcome.
Many thanks in advance.