Today, I just got back to my email after lunch with my sister to find a note from Erin's friend Libby (of Untergunther article fame). Part of her job at work involves marketing the city of Philadelphia to people who might like to come stay. Baltimore's close, so obviously we're a hot market for the city.
In case anyone's thinking of taking a little overnight trip up 95 sometime soon, you might want to book sooner rather than later. Here's why:
GoPhila has a really good deal on a hotel stay, but you have to book by Wed. January 9th (as in tomorrow by midnight!). You can get a 50 dollar discount on any hotel room over $150 dollars (that's 30% off), but you have to do it through the site. It says that you need to redeem by January 9th, but you can redeem it anytime as long as you book by January 9th.
http://www.gophila.com/holidays/ (use the travel widget on the right).
Libby also mentioned that Philly's full of great restaurants and some cool foodie-ish "destinations" (my marketing-speak is showing), like Reading Terminal Market and the Italian Market.
So if you're thinking about a little trip...now's a good time to get on it!