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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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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
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Built in the 1920s, Kimpton Palomar Hotel Philadelphia is a boutique hotel overflowing with quirky touches. The building is strikingly Art Deco, inside and out, with multicolored busts lining the lobby and modernist wall-art. Happy hours don’t come much more sophisticated... More
The Grand Dame of Broad Street boasts 100 years of historic eleganceThe Hyatt at The Bellevue occupies the original building of the Bellevue-Stratford, which opened in 1904 and has been described as the most luxurious hotel in the nation. The spacious guest rooms are... More
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Symphony of Cultural District comfort with pool and fitness centerThe Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia boasts a top location in the heart of the city's Cultural District on the Avenue of the Arts. Across from the Academy of Music, this 432-room high-rise is within walking... More
Looking for a little extra flexibility for your Philly stay? Club Quarters Hotel Philadelphia lets you dine how you want, when you want, with kitchenettes and dining areas available in-room for certain accommodations. The Club living room is designed like an old-time... More
Housed in the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, the Loews Hotel Philadelphia wins big on its minimalist slate-grey style, with touches like the house spirits aging in oak barrels behind the bar at Bank & Bourbon restaurant. Families are taken care of with... More
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A National Register building, the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia has a look that blends classic style with hip French designs, light colors, and facades that set it apart from the loud look and feel of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square district. Text-based murals... More
A hybrid of American and French design, the Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia is full of unique touches, from the Shaker quilt-inspired patterns in the stone lobby to the Art Deco lines of the suites themselves. Get your Francais fix at the Liberte Urban Chic restaurant, where... More
Artistic Philadelphia hotel with ballroom, dining and moreLe Meridien Philadelphia is known for its artistic emphasis and outstanding service. The hotel boasts art displays, music and scents in the lobby area. There is classic woodwork, dating back to the early 1900s and... More
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The Wyndham Hotel Philadelphia creates a stark contrast against its Historic District setting, cutting a sleek urban figure within the old world charm of its surroundings. The hotel was given a focused facelift in 2014, and now ivory and stone décor is set against... More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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