Breakfast for 2: $15.00
Inside the greenhouse areas, the temperatures were warm and I floated from room to room following the cascade of vibrant colors in this plant paradise. From tropicals to orchids, roses, and even strange looking face figured flowers that I had never seen before, this place picked up my attitude for sure – even though I was so disappointed at the start of this tour, thinking our camera crapped the bed. Needless to say, our Longwood Garden adventure was all shot with an iPhone 6, and I am not a bit sad about it!
Click any photo for a larger slideshow view... and please don't steal my photos. Thanks.
Lunch for 2: $34.00
The rooms were clean and spacious, staff was friendly, dinner was fabulous, the drinks we had in the cozy bar were the bomb, and breakfast certainly exceeded our expectations. Certainly couldn’t call that a “continental.”
The Philadelphia Flower Show was simply spectacular! The theme this year was Hollywood movies and the exhibitors out-did themselves! From classic Disney flicks such as Tarzan and Cinderella to the latest favorites like Maleficent and Frozen – the scenery was creatively genius!
Lunch for 2 at the market (Frank’s): $25.00
Thanks again Lisa and Tim for all your coordination, research, organization, and tour humor!
$15.00 - Saturday breakfast at Bingham's
$34.00 - Saturday Lunch at Longwood Gardens
$39.75 - Saturday night drinks at the bar
$25.00 - Sunday lunch at Frank's (Reading Terminal Market)
$35.00 - Sunday night dinner at Bingham's
$6.00 - Bread to take home from Bingham's
$75.00 - Gifts
$3.00 - Room service tip
$7.00 - Bus driver tip
$500.00 - ($250 per person) Hotel stay, Longwood Gardens admission, Flower Show admission, bus ride, formal dinner on Saturday night, snacks and water on the bus.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The photos above are just a preview of some that we took on this trip. I will quickly be adding them to my inventory of handmade note cards. I make them using the photos from our travels, please take a moment to preview my Etsy store. I would be grateful!
$500, 2 people:
one room, one night hotel,
bus ride with different stops at many locations
Formal dinner for 2
Admission to Longwood Gardens
Admission to Flower Show
Snacks and water on bus
GOING IT ALONE:
$159.00 plus taxes - one room, one night hotel
$70.00 formal dinner for 2 with gratuity (estimated)
$40.00 admission for 2 to Longwood Gardens
$56.00 admission for 2 to Flower Show
$364.00 round trip bus ticket for 2 from Syracuse, NY to Philadelphia (91.00 per person each way on Grayhound) - and this doesn't even get you to Longwood... only Philly and back.
Doesn't include snacks and water on the bus, nor does it include the memories made on a trip with a bunch of strangers!