Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.
Favorite Spot: 30th Street Station
Address: 30th Street and Market Street
Neighborhood: University City
I am: a Drexel University senior
Years in Philly: 5
Current Home: University City
My Love Note:
When it comes to the city of Philadelphia, one spot that is always there for me when I need it most is 30th Street Station. As a Drexel University undergrad living in the University City, my bedroom window overlooks the Center City skyline. One landmark in particular that is always front row and center is the station.
It has always been there for me. For example, working at my most recent Co-op with Drexel University Online, when my co-workers and I wanted to find a place to grab lunch, 30th Street Station was right there offering quick, affordable selections ranging from restaurant chains indoors to local food trucks outdoors on The Porch. At this point, I have probably tried everything in there!
What I also love about the station is that it can get me directly to the Philadelphia International Airport in less than 30 minutes. I have used the airport line multiple times to the respective airport terminals to destinations such as Boston, Orlando, and Los Angeles. It’s so accessible.
Another perk I love about 30th Street Station is the addition in recent years of The Porch right outside. This relaxing area with comfortable chairs to lounge in or eat at is great, especially when the weather is beautiful outside. I find it a perfect area to people watch. What is also awesome is that from day to day, there are fun attractions, such as the farmer’s market, a beer garden, and live musical performances.
30th Street Station is not just there to get you from point a to point b. It is also there as a resource for travelers, a friend for those lost, and a comrade to those new in the city of Brotherly Love! I love it!
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