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Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
4.5 out of 5.0 120 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
$209
4.4/5 (246 reviews)

Great location. Staff friendly and very helpful. It would be nice to have electrical outlets next to the bed.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
$159
4.3/5 (249 reviews)

Quick check-in, friendly staff, great location in center city.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
3.5 out of 5.0 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
$128
4.1/5 (276 reviews)

I love everything! The staff was great had no problems

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
4.0 out of 5.0 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
$139
4.1/5 (264 reviews)

Adjacent to convention center. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
4.0 out of 5.0 1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
$118
4.0/5 (788 reviews)

Rooms are tiny and ours didn't have a bureau. Common area was very spacious and comfortable though there were problems with the coffeemaker. Location and parking were very good.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2019
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
$101
3.8/5 (307 reviews)

The parking prices are very expensive. compared to those in the area.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
3.5 out of 5.0 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
$149
3.8/5 (201 reviews)

Staff was super nice and helpful. Food and room service missed on getting things correct on the orders twice. Coffee was not even hot. Restaurant meal not much better, felt like the meal was re-heated. Waitress stopped by at the end of the meal to ask how everything was -- it was too late at that ...

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport
2.0 out of 5.0 8840 Tinicum Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
$64
2.8/5 (259 reviews)

It was the best value and did the job parking lot was full but we are near the airport, convenient location staff was nice for the little time I was there. Minimal accommodations but did the job

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

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The City of Brotherly Love, history and cheesesteak

Nicknamed the "City of Brotherly Love", Philadelphia is overflowing with American history. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, it's the largest city in the state. It's also home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence were adopted. Philly's large metropolitan environment provides a melting pot of cultural diversity. Where else can you admire original American architecture while chowing down on an authentic cheesesteak?


Things to do
Historical attractions

The entire city is one big history lesson. Independence Mall is a three-block section filled with attractions centered around the Liberty Bell. As you stroll through Society Hill, you'll be transported back in time to when streets were constructed from cobblestones. Most historical sites are grouped together in easy-to-navigate streets. In a short while, you'll be visiting Betsy Ross' house, Independence Hall and much more.

Outdoor attractions

This city has more murals and outdoor art than any other place in America. Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the world. It's a great place to take a walk or have a picnic with the family. It's also home to the Philadelphia Zoo, which includes 42 acres of Victorian gardens and over 1,300 animals.

Boathouse Row is another wonderful place to walk, bike or picnic while enjoying a regatta. It's located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It includes 15 boathouses that host numerous regattas throughout the year.

Sports

Philadelphia is one of only 12 American cities represented by the four major US sports. Football fans have the Eagles, hockey lovers root for the Flyers, baseball fans embrace the Phillies and basketball enthusiasts follow the 76ers.

Shopping

In Center City, Rittenhouse Square should not be missed. It's filled with high-end boutiques, famous retailers and lively cafes. The Shops at Liberty Place also provide unique gift opportunities. Arguably the best part of shopping in the city is the lack of sales tax on clothing items.

For a more traditional mall atmosphere, visit the King of Prussia Mall. It's a true shopper's paradise, and considered by many to be the top shopping destination on the East Coast, with over 400 stores.

Dining

Philadelphia is most famous for its cheesesteak, a long sandwich roll filled with beef, melted cheese and onions. Don't pass up Pat's King of Steaks on Ninth Street. This is the original home of the cheesesteak. For a more elegant take on this Philly staple, head to Barclay Prime, a steakhouse that offers a $100 cheesesteak. Different city neighborhoods offer a wide selection of fast food or fine dining options.

Entertainment

This city offers great entertainment for people of all ages. There are various museums and performing arts centers around the city. During the summer months, Penn's Landing is the site for outdoor events. It's situated on the waterfront area of Center City, and outdoor concerts are always a treat.


Where to stay

Most Philadelphia hotels are scattered throughout the city and near to many attractions. One of the newest hotels in the historic area is the Hotel Monaco. This boutique hotel offers rates usually between $200 and $300 a night. Less expensive Philadelphia hotels are located around the airport (PHL). For example, Marriott and Holiday Inn are two chains with affordable accommodations, but at a distance from most attractions. However, they're a convenient option if you're in the city on business or for a sporting event.


Special events

There are numerous seasonal and annual events in Philadelphia. One of the most popular is the Flower Show, held each March. It's a fabulous blend of art and horticulture. Independence Day involves wonderful celebrations filled with fireworks, and Christmas is big in town too. To get into the holiday spirit, visit Macy's Christmas Light Show or the Electrical Spectacle at Franklin Square.


The best time to visit

The best time to explore the city is March through May. The weather is warmer and hotel rates are moderately priced. The cheapest rates are found in autumn and winter when temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. Despite the warm and humid weather, summer is quite popular and busy as crowds flock to the popular attractions.

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