Duration: 2 days 2 nights Philadelphia is a city overflowing with culture.
As one of America's oldest cities, Philadelphia will delight history buffs and art enthusiasts alike even in the dead of winter. This is where Betsy Ross stitched the nation's flag. It's the city where Rocky ran to the top of the Art Museum stairs. And it's a land of countless museums, theatres and murals. Fill your thermos to the brim with a warm cup of Joe and get ready to hit the art and cultural destinations of Philadelphia.
If you haven’t heard of Iron Chef Jose Garces, then it’s time to familiarize yourself. Or better yet, just have a seat at his restaurant and sample the wares. Garces Trading Company multi-tasks as a cafÃ©, bakery and wine shop. And despite their eclectic range of tastes and treats, they’ve comfortably mastered them all.Read More >
To enjoy a feast of many ethnic flavors, make your way to Reading Terminal Market. The historic farmer’s market in Center City opened in 1893 and operates today as one the most famous lunch stops in the city. Choose from homemade Amish specialties, fresh produce and seafood, and of course, Philadelphia cheesesteaks. After you’ve enjoyed your meal, browse the handmade crafts and stop by The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company on your way out the door for a sweet chocolate covered cookie.Read More >
In the heart of Philadelphia’s Old City, you’ll find the Penn’s View Hotel. Inside this boutique establishment you’re welcomed to stretch out in their cozy rooms with soft beds. And outside, your beautiful surroundings include the Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall, and countless shops and restaurants.Read More >
If you’re in the mood for some delicious, diverse, and nationally acclaimed cuisine (who isn’t?), then you’ll love Fork. This New American bistro offers a fresh, seasonal and inventive menu that starts with food from local farms. And after taking a look around, you’ll notice that the scenery is as awesome as the food.Read More >
We knew you’d love this hotel. That’s why you stay for a second night. Kick off your shoes and stretch out on the soft, cozy bed. Then wake up to stroll around the beautiful Old City surroundings.Read More >
If you want a change of pace, Hotel Palomar is one of the world’s only luxury hotels that is both LEED® Gold certified and pet-friendly. Not only does this hotel provide an eco-friendly environment for guests with a notable recycling program, organic coffee and sustainable practices, but it also offers packages featuring organic spa treatments and farm-to-table food. Prepare to be pampered during your stay at this beautiful boutique hotel.Read More >
Hundreds of events take place here every year. The Rotunda serves as a venue for everything from films and dance to music and spoken word. Drop by to see what’s in the plans for tonight.
Walnut Street Theatre
First opened in 1809, the Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest in the country. Stars from every era of American theatre have graced its stage including the Marx Brothers, Marlon Brando, and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. Become a subscriber to join more than 55,000 season ticket holders and watch a performance at the most subscribed theatre company in the world!
This museum proudly contains one of the finest collection of 19th and 20th century French paintings in the world. Renoir, Cezanne, and Matisse are just a few of names you’ll see hanging on these walls.
Blue Cross RiverRink
Philadelphia’s only outdoor ice rink provides a beautiful backdrop to one of winter’s favorite pastimes. With spectacular views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge, ice skaters will enjoy making laps around this rink. If you get a little too chilly, head in to the clubhouse for pizza, hot chocolate and arcade games.
Spring Mountain Adventures
Spring Mountain boasts eight trails, two snow tubing runs and a terrain park for skiers, snowboarders and snow bunnies to explore. Rentals and lessons are available for first-timers, so don’t miss out on Philadelphia’s destination for winter sports.
The Schwarz Gallery opened in Philadelphia during the Second World War and has provided artwork for around 60 museums throughout the country. The pieces in the gallery are primarily 19th- and 20th century paintings. The current gallery in Center City is open for visitors Tuesday - Friday.
The Plastic Club
The oldest art club for women in continuous existence is located right in Philadelphia. While the Plastic Club has extended its membership to men, it continues its dedication to harboring interest in the arts. They offer drawing classes at select times during the week and their current art exhibitions are open to view during those hours, as well.