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...
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...
201 North 17th Street
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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...
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,...
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...
237 South Broad Street
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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...
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...
1200 Arch Street
Eat, sleep, relax and work at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Convention Center, PA hotel and enjoy the next best thing to being at home. The studio suite comprises one large room while the one bedroom suite offers the flexibility of extra space, a separate...
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...
1715 Rittenhouse Square
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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...
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.