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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.

For more Philadelphia travel plans that surprise and inspire, let Orbitz be your guide Take a look at our top 10 highlights and start dreaming up your Philadelphia vacation. 

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Philadelphia Vacation Packages

Hotel only $89

1 Club Quarters in Philadelphia

1628 Chestnut Street Map

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

Hotel only $109

2 The Windsor Suites

1700 Ben Franklin Parkway Map

Includes Breakfast for Two Daily!

Comfort and convenience at Center City all-suites non-smoking hotelThe Windsor Suites is an all-suites hotel with apartment-style accommodations and is also home to private residents. This non-smoking hotel is a popular choice for families and extended-stay travelers... More

Hotel only $149

3 Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 74 reviews

117 S 17th Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Hotel only $159

4 Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

1800 Market Street Map

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

Hotel only $111

5 Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

21 N Juniper Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Historic hotel near sights, cultural districts, convention center Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown has recaptured the grandeur of the original 1926 City Hall Annex building. Located across the street from... More

Hotel only $179

6 Omni Hotel At Independence Park

401 Chestnut Street Map

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

Hotel only $188

7 Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 29 reviews

433 Chestnut Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Hotel only $209

8 Rittenhouse 1715, a Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

1715 Rittenhouse Square Map

Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily

From the moment you enter the magnificent lobby youll feel the difference. Rittenhouse 1715 is one of Philadelphias most exclusive and luxurious hotel accommodations that prides itself on impeccable service infused in a locale of refined and sophisticated style. Intimate... More

Hotel only $71

9 Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center

2 stars
2.7 / 5 77 reviews

1227 Race Street Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Budget hotel across street from Convention Center and historic districtLocated across the street from the Convention Center, the Travelodge is also close to local transportation and Philadelphia's historic district. The hotel is on a busy city street and is within walking... More

Hotel only $129

10 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Map

Rate includes breakfast

Large Center City hotel with direct access to convention centerThe Philadelphia Marriott Downtown offers guests unmatched convenience. It is the largest hotel in Philadelphia, and it enjoys an enviable Center City location. The hotel is linked to the Pennsylvania... More

Philadelphia highlights

  • Philadelphia highlights
  • 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.

  • Fairmont Park

    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.

  • Boathouse Row

    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.

  • Independence Hall

    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.