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There are more colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia than in any other city in the country, so students will find a warm reception from area vendors and attractions. A valid student ID will get you reduced rates on cultural sites, accommodations, car rentals, and more. You'll also get a deep discount at Apple Hostel (formerly Bank Street Hostel), 32 S. Bank St. (tel. 877/275-1971), right in the center of all of Old City nightlife and, oh yes, history.

When in Philadelphia, pick up a copy of student papers such as the Daily Pennsylvanian (www.dailypennsylvanian.com) at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, 34th and Walnut streets (tel. 215/898-5000; www.upenn.edu); the Temple News (www.temple-news.com) at Temple University, North Broad Street (tel. 215/204-7000; www.temple.edu); or the Triangle (www.thetriangle.org) at Drexel University, 32nd and Chestnut streets (tel. 215/895-2000; www.drexel.edu).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.