Start planning your trip to the City of Brotherly Love with helpful recommendations from our Philadelphia travel guide.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Philadelphia and discover a beautiful destination rich in culture and history. One of the most historic cities in the United States, “Philly” is a great place to soak up history, experience wonderful museums, savior excellent cuisine and the chance to do a wide variety of activities for everyone in the family. Come and stay at any of the hotels in Philadelphia and make sure to visit the historic landmarks, the lovely parks and other attractions.
Start off your trip by visiting one of the most important landmarks in the entire country, Independence Hall. Take a tour and see where the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence were signed. You will also find the renowned Liberty Bell atop the building, a true symbol of freedom, where visitors may explore the facts and myths surrounding this famous landmark. Take a break and walk around the city until you reach the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to visit the stunning Philadelphia Museum of Art. Easily recognized from far away with its imposing architecture, it is the third largest museum in the country. Culture lovers will enjoy the Renaissance and Impressionist collections. They often have several special exhibitions during the year portraying art masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali and many others.
Take a trip back in time and explore the cobblestone streets of the historic Society Hill neighborhood. This charming quarter is filled with parks, flowering gardens, brilliant brick architecture, specialty shops and quaint cafes. This is a great place to spend a leisurely with the entire family. Known as one of Philadelphia’s most trendy and fashionable areas, the South Street district has more than 300 stores and restaurants. Recognized for its bohemian atmosphere, it can be compared to an open-air mall. Shopping here is truly a unique experience as you may be able to enjoy live music in the street and then visit one of the many bars or restaurants in the area. One of the oldest universities and a member of the Ivy League, the University of Pennsylvania is well worth a visit. Take a tour of the campus and visit the many museums and galleries that call “UPENN” home. Make sure to visit the Arthur Ross Gallery, the Fisher Fine Arts Library and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If you happen to be around for baseball season, maybe you will catch a foul ball or a home run during a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at the thrilling Citizens Bank Park. Enjoy a famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich or a hot dog during the game and take home a red and white souvenir. This is truly a rewarding experience to bring the children to.
With endless activities and extraordinary attractions, check all of our locations and book now with Choice Hotels. Philadelphia is a very special place for all Americans and it is a wonderful destination to spend a vacation with the entire family.