My Mom and I will be vacationing in Philadelphia in the spring of next year. We are thinking about staying in a rental flat in Bryn Mawr and using public transportation to see the sights in the city.
Let me state, I grew up in Detroit so I am quite aware of being cautious, alert and knowing the area when I am out and about. If potential visitors asked me about Detroit I would tell them that they should avoid public transport like the plague. Everyone drives in Detroit, public transport is dirty and downright dangerous. I regularly use the Metro in the D.C. area so I know that there are many large cities with dependable and safe public transit. But, I am unfamiliar with the Philadelphia area and most travel information doesn’t really state the specifics on public safety.
I certainly don’t want to offend the people who love the city of Philadelphia, but how safe it is to use public transportation? Especially two women.
I would be grateful for any advice from localsor from those who have visiting!