Your Philadelphia vacation
The force behind the American Revolution and Independence, Philadelphia is chock full of awesome historical gems -- but don't let that fool you. Equally parts old school and new, Philly shines like a renaissance city with its revitalized neighborhoods and cultural enclaves, all woven around the story of America.
Venture to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and stop in Reading Terminal for quick gourmet eats. See the lights on Boathouse Row then hit the pubs, clubs or theaters. Come for one of the nation's longest 4th of July celebrations, then retire to a posh hotel in Rittenhouse Square.
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Club-like Philadelphia hotel for the cost-conscious business travelerClub Quarters in Philadelphia is located in the heart of the city's business district and is within walking distance to many popular downtown attractions. Entry to Club Quarters is restricted to... More
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Towering, business-friendly Downtown hotel with upgraded amenitiesThe Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown is a large and popular business hotel that also caters to vacationers with its central location. The dog-friendly (less than 50 pounds), nonsmoking hotel has a fitness... More
The Windsor Suites is within five blocks of attractions including the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Rodin Museum. A fitness center is accessible 24 hours daily with a room keycard; it has three treadmills, three stationary... More
Restful Center City location conveniently close to shopping and diningThe Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia in downtown Philadelphia offers a convenient location for business or leisure travel. Just a few blocks north of Rittenhouse Square, shopping and dining options are... More
Chic, eco-conscious and pet-friendly boutique hotel offers fun for all Just two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and the only Kimpton Hotel in Philadelphia, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia pampers guests with luxurious accommodations. The pet-friendly boutique hotel... More
Historic landmark Center City hotel with luxury rooms, prime location Loews Philadelphia Hotel is just steps from the Convention Center and the Reading Terminal Market. The hotel is also within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. Loews... More
Step out the door and back in time at luxury Historic District hotel With views of Independence National Historic Park and surrounded by Philadelphia's Society Hill, the Omni Hotel at Independence Park puts guests a few blocks from American history. The Liberty Bell,... More
Charming European style downtown in a national historic landmarkThe Latham is a classic European-style boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, steps from Rittenhouse Square. The lobby welcomes guests with high ceilings, glass chandeliers and European... More
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Across the street from Philadelphias iconic Liberty Bell is the Hotel Monaco. Built in 1906 the historic Lafayette building has been renovated and refurbished in the prestigious Old City section of Center City. The new Hotel Monaco Philadelphia features Red Owl Tavern a... More
Historic Philadelphia hotel with diningThe Morris House Hotel offers a sophisticated small hotel experience within an 18th century setting, making it a unique Philadelphian venue. Continental breakfast is available each morning and tea each afternoon, while dinner is... More
Flights to Philadelphia
|Chicago||Philadelphia||Sat, Dec 14 - Tue, Dec 17||$270|
|Denver||Philadelphia||Tue, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 22||$318|
|Los Angeles||Philadelphia||Thu, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 14||$234|
|Seattle||Philadelphia||Wed, Jan 29 - Sun, Feb 2||$198|
|Orange County||Philadelphia||Wed, Dec 25 - Tue, Jan 7||$262|
|San Francisco||Philadelphia||Tue, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 21||$296|
|Minneapolis||Philadelphia||Tue, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 14||$400|
|Atlanta||Philadelphia||Tue, Dec 24 - Wed, Dec 25||$242|
|San Diego||Philadelphia||Tue, Jan 21 - Sun, Jan 26||$270|
|Phoenix||Philadelphia||Sun, Jan 26 - Tue, Jan 28||$284|
|Dallas||Philadelphia||Wed, Jan 22 - Mon, Jan 27||$88|
|Fort Lauderdale||Philadelphia||Tue, Dec 17 - Wed, Jan 1||$229|
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Bring the kids to this Ben Franklin tribute featuring stellar science exhibits, including a giant walk-through heart, an athletic Sports Challenge, IMAX theater and top-floor observatory.
Liberty Bell Center
Ever wonder what this bell has to do with the Declaration of Independence? Head to this centerpiece in Philly's Historic District to get the full story and see the iconic original, with its famed crack, biblical inscription and all.
Wawa Welcome America! 4th of July Festival
Come to the birthplace of America for an 11-day tribute with fireworks galore, free headlining concerts, a Main-Street style parade, and the chance to see descendants of the original Declaration of Independence signers "tap" the Liberty Bell.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Get behind bars (and a solid tour guide) at this historic "first" penitentiary, once home to criminals like Al Capone and "Slick" Willie Sutton. Test your mettle at night with a haunted tour of notoriously ghosty ESP.
Get lost in one of the largest parks in the country (and a whopping 10 percent of Philadelphia's land), including Rittenhouse Square, LOVE Park, America's oldest zoo, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Not just for regattas, this vibrant strip of boathouses on the Schuylkill River also sports a rec center, social club and canoe clubs. Join the local scene and run, walk or people watch.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Make like Rocky and jog up the Museum's 72 stone steps, but don't stop there. Come inside the pillared landmark to explore 225,000 art objects across famed period rooms. Back outside, take in hilltop views of the city, Fairmont Park, the Schuylkill River … and the nearby Rocky statue.
National Constitution Center
The four-pages-long, centuries-old Declaration of Independence turns high-tech interactive for all ages here, where you'll also find an original public copy of "We the people."
Reading Terminal Market
Come hungry to this 1893-landmark farmers market at 12th and Arch for a wildly diverse and delectable assortment of Philly feast-ables. If you eat only one thing, let it be an authentic Amish baked good.
Walk the same halls as George Washington and see where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, the U.S. Constitution was debated, and a joker named Ben Franklin was known to trip opposing delegates.