Hotel and Travel Considerations

Global Fusion 2016 will take place at Temple University’s Center City campus in Philadelphia. The conference hotel is the DoubleTree in Center City, a mere 10 minute walk from campus. Please book through this link for special discount rates.

Below you will find (a) directions  to Temple University’s Center City Campus, b) information for the DoubleTree Hotel), and (c) recommendations for restaurants that you can browse in anticipation of your dinner out on the town.

Information on ground transportation options from Philadelphia Airport can be found on Philadelphia International Airport’s website.

A map of TUCC and Center City can be found here.

Looking for ideas for what to do in your free time in Philadelphia? Check out these suggestions!

Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)

1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Driving

From the New Jersey Turnpike:

Take NJ Turnpike to EXIT 4 and follow signs to Route 73 North approx. 1 mile to Route 38 West.
Follow approx. 6 miles to cross Benjamin Franklin Bridge and follow signs to Vine Street (76W).
Follow Vine Street approx. 1 1/4 mile
Turn left onto N. 15th Street
Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Turn left onto N. 17th Street
Turn left onto Market Street to TUCC at 1515 Market Street

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike or Schuylkill Expressway:

Take PA Turnpike to Exit 24 Philadelphia/Valley Forge Exit and follow signs to I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway)
Follow I-76 East for approx. 18 miles to Camden/Center City Exit (this exit is on the left)
Follow the 23rd Street exit towards Ben Franklin Parkway
Keep left at the fork in the ramp
Stay straight to go onto Winter Street
Turn right onto North 21st Street
Turn left onto Market Street to 1515 Market Street

From Points North via I-95:

Exit at the Center City exit and take 676 West
Exit 676 at the Broad Street Exit, this puts you on 15th Street going south
Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Turn left onto N 17th Street
Turn left onto Market Street to 1515 Market Street

From Points South via I-95:

Take I-95 North to Broad Street Exit
Follow Broad Street North 3.2 miles to Spruce Street
Turn left on Spruce Street, proceed 2 blocks to 16th Street
Turn right on 16th Street, proceed 5 blocks to Market Street
Turn right on Market to TUCC at 1515 Market Street.

Public Transportation

Broad Street Subway: Local and express trains stop at City Hall.

Market-Frankford Elevated: Stops at City Hall.

Buses:
The following buses make stops within one block of TUCC:

     16 Bus

     17 Bus

     33 Bus

     38 Bus

     48 Bus

SEPTA Regional High Speed Lines:
(Call SEPTA INFORMATION CENTER at 215-580-7800 for route information.)

All suburban and commuter line trains stop at Suburban Station, located at 16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard. Exit to 16th Street; walk South to Market Street and east to 15th Street.

PATCO Hi-Speed Lines from New Jersey:

Ride to last Center City Philadelphia stop, 15th/16th and Locust Street. Exit above ground and walk 4 blocks to Market Street.

DoubleTree Hotel

237 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Driving

From the Philadelphia International Airport to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel:

Merge onto I-95 North towards Philadelphia.
Take the PA-611 N/Broad Street exit, Exit 17, toward Pattison Ave.
Stay straight to go onto S Broad St/PA-611 N.
The hotel will be on the right.

From Baltimore, Washington and Points South:

Take I-95 North past the Philadelphia Intl. Airport following the signs to the Broad Street exit.
Take Broad Street North and follow Broad Street for about 3 miles.
The hotel will be on the right.

From New York, New Jersey and points NorthEast (via NJ Turnpike):

Take NJ Turnpike South to exit 4 (Philadelphia/Camden Exit). Take 73 North to 38 West.
Follow signs to The Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Once over the bridge follow signs for 676 West.
Take 676 West to the Broad Street/ Central Philadelphia Exit onto 15th street heading South.
Take 15th Street (approx 7 blocks) and make a left turn onto Locust Street.
Take Locust one block to Broad Street, the hotel is located directly in front of you at the corner of Broad and Locust Streets.

From Harrisburg, Hershey and points West :

Take Pennsylvania Turnpike East to exit 24 (Valley Forge).
Get onto 76 E following signs to Central Philadelphia.
Take Vine St. (I-676) to Broad St. exit and make a right onto 15th St.
Follow 15th St. to locust and make a left onto Locust. Go 1 block to Broad St. and the hotel is on the corner.

Public Transportation

Broad Street Subway: Local trains stop at Walnut and Locust.

Market-Frankford Elevated: Stops at City Hall.

Patco: Stops at 12-13th and Locust

Buses:
The following buses make stops within one block of the hotel:

     4 Bus

     27 Bus

     32 Bus

Parking Information

Parking  at the DoubleTree Hotel:

$28 for Overnight Self-Parking

$42 for Valet Parking