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Philadelphia Travel Guide

The Best Attractions and Activities in Town

Your stay at Penn’s View Hotel places you at a convenient location near some of the most exciting things to do in Philadelphia. Mere steps away from our charming and historic hotel sits the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and various other attractions in Old City. The Philadelphia attractions and activities don’t stop there, with a number of parks, restaurants, boutiques, and more waiting to be enjoyed on your Philadelphia Vacation. Let our Philadelphia travel guide carve your path through the city. There’s never a dull moment in Philly, no matter the reason for your visit.

Read our Philadelphia travel guide below.

Family Attractions

Travelling to Philadelphia with the kids? There are a number of family attractions in Philadelphia that everyone on your trip will enjoy. From amusement parks to zoo, there’s fun to be had for the whole family.

Read on our favorite family attractions.

Fall and Winter

Just because the weather is chilly doesn’t mean Philly slows down. The city lights up in the colder months with fall festivities, winter lights, ice skating and more!

Read our recommended fall and winter activities in Philly.

Outdoor Parks

There are a number of beautiful parks throughout our city, perfect for admiring the fall colors, winter white, or the spring and summmer sun.

Explore our favorite parks.

Guide for Cheesesteaks

No Philadelphia travel guide is complete without a tour of the best cheesesteaks in town. Sample Pat’s Steaks, the originator of the cheesesteak, or any of the other restaurants serving our town’s specialties.

Read our guide for cheesesteaks.


Travelling to Philly for a romantic escape? Experience an intimate vacation in the City of Brotherly Love with our numerous restaurants, spas, art museums, and other date spots perfect for spending time with your loved one.

Read about the best activities for couples.

Nearby Attractions

There are many Philadelphia attractions mere steps from the hotel. Explore Independence Hall, then set your eyes on Liberty Bell with its iconic crack in placel. A number of museums also sit nearby the hotel, from the Franklin Institute to the Art Museum of Philadelphia.

Explore our favorite nearby attractions here.


For fashionistas and antique collectors, the streets surrounding the hotel are home to a variety of shopping pursuits. From large department stores to local, tailored boutiques, you’re sure to catch the shopping bug in Philly, whether you are looking for clothes, souvenirs, or anything else.

Browse our favorite places to shop.


Cheesesteaks aside, Philadelphia hosts a number of other delicious culinary options for you to enjoy during your stay. With restaurants serving Asian or Italian, sandwiches or steaks, and everything else in between, there is no shortage of gastronomic goodness in the City of Brotherly Love.

Learn about our favorite restaurants off-site here.

Entertainment & More

Looking for a theater or other adventure sin the city? There is a great amount of entertainment and attractions all over our town.

Read on our favorites in entertainment and other attractions.

Places of Worship

Philadelphia offers a number of places of worship for travelers looking to attend or service.

View nearby places of worship.

Calendar of Events

Philadelphia is a busy town. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for the latest happenings in our city!

View our Calendar of Events.

On-Site Dining

When not out on the town, stay in and enjoy a variety of gratifying restaurants onsite. Dine at the delectable Ristorante Panorama, take a wine tour at Il Bar, surf the net with complimentary Wi-Fi access and enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning.