Getting Around Philadelphia


Local Taxi Cab Companies

  • Phila Taxi Service (267) 625-2795
  • StreamlineTaxi Service (215) 439-5936

Car Rental

Auto Rental - Budget

  • Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. As an ALA member, you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent – up to 25% off Budget’s great rates. To book your car, visit Budget Car Rental or call toll free 1-800-527-0700 and mention the ALA Budget Discount number (BCD): R584716 to receive your discount. Make the smart choice, rent Budget and start saving today!

Auto Rental - Avis

  • You can save up to 25% off your next car rental while experiencing the comfort and reliability that come with renting from Avis. With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs. To rent a car, visit Avis or call toll free at 1-800-331-1212. And remember to use your ALA Avis Discount number (AWD): B155116 to enjoy these special savings.

    Learn more about special savings on car rentals with Dollar Rent-a-Car, Hertz, and Thrifty for ALA Members. Be sure to login to access.

Directions to the Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Convention Center spans several blocks in Center City Philadelphia.  Here are general directions on how to reach the facility, which conveniently is located above Septa's Jefferson Station.


You can contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority for the closest lots and garages and for the current rate schedules to assist with planning your visit.

There are many parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The rates for parking along the perimeter of the building vary.

Below are links to other parking lots and garages in the Convention Center District. These lots are not affiliated with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, but they are located within walking distance of our facility.

SpotHero Parking

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We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, visit the Pennsylvania Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. 

Fun Activities!

Where else can you see one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris? Chow down on a Philadelphia-trademark cheesesteak? Tour the United States Mint to see coins being made high above the factory floor?! In Philadelphia, of course!

As always, when in a large city, be sure to follow safety precautions while out and about.