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Nearby Attractions & Things to Do in Philadelphia

Your Guide to Philadelphia's Historic Old City & Beyond

Your stay at Penn’s View Hotel places you at a convenient location near some of the best attractions and most exciting things to do in Philadelphia's historic Old City and beyond. Mere steps away from our charming and historic hotel sits the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Penn's Landing, and other great attractions in the Old City's historic district. The Philadelphia attractions and activities don’t stop there, with a number of parks, restaurants, boutiques, and more waiting to be enjoyed on your getaway to Philadelphia. Browse our guide to the Old City, Center City, and Downtown Philadelphia and plan your stay at our hotel to include a visit to these attractions or seasonal events by browsing our Philadelphia calendar of events!  

Family Attractions in Philadelphia

Visiting Philadelphia on a family vacation? There are a number of family and kid-friendly 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.

Fall & Winter Activities in Downtown Philadelphia

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!

Outdoor Parks & Recreation in Philadelphia

There's much more to Philadelphia's historic district than just iconic landmarks. Explore the parks and outdoor recreation in Philadelphia, perfect for admiring the fall colors, winter white, or the spring and summer sun.

Guide to Philadelphia's Best Cheesesteaks

No visit to Philadelphia is complete without a taste 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 most famous culinary delight.

Couples' Attractions & Romantic Things to Do in Philadelphia

Traveling to Philadelphia on a romantic escape? Experience an intimate vacation in the City of Brotherly Love with a visit to Downtown Philadelphia's most romantic date spots including restaurants, spas, art museums, and other hotspots perfect for spending time with your loved one.

Shopping in Downtown Philadelphia

For fashionistas and antique collectors, the streets surrounding our hotel in Philadelphia's Old City are home to a variety of shopping destinations. From large department stores to tailored retail boutiques to unique antique shops, our hotel is convenient to the best shopping in Downtown Philadelphia.

Dining & Restaurants Nearby

Cheesesteaks aside, Philadelphia hosts a number of other delicious culinary options for you to enjoy during your stay. With nearby restaurants serving Asian or Italian, sandwiches or steaks, and everything in between, there is no shortage of gastronomic goodness in the City of Brotherly Love, including our very own Panorama, the on-site Italian restaurant and wine bar at Penn's View Hotel. 

Entertainment & More

From theater productions to live music to comedy and performances, Philadelphia is home to a host of entertainment options. Find the best live entertainment in nearby Center City and Downtown Philadelphia for an exciting addition to your stay with us.

Places of Worship, Churches, & Synagogues in Philadelphia

Interested in attending a religious service during your stay in Philadelphia's Old City? Some of the city's most historic churches, synagogues, and places of worship are located just minutes from our hotel.