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Summer Events in Philadelphia

Our Guide to the Hottest Things to Do This Season

When the temperature goes up, our town gets down with concerts, festivals, and so much more. Beyond the historical landmarks and cheesesteak sandwiches, Philly is home to a bevy of warm-weather activities. From movie screenings to music festivals, there are a number of things to do in Philadelphia this summer. As a guest at Penn’s View Hotel, your accommodations put you in the heart of the action with a convenient location in Center City. For your next vacation, look no further than our list of summer events in Philadelphia.

On-Property Events

The fun starts at the Penn’s View Hotel! There are a number of events to keep your summer hot only a few steps from your room. For more information, check out our calendar of events.

  • Happy Hour in the Wine Bar
  • Spruce St. Harbor Park and Skating
  • Old City Restaurant Week at Panorama

Wawa Hoagie Day on Independence Mall

Wawa, Philadelphia’s favorite local convenience store chain, will be giving away six tons of free Wawa hoagies on Thursday, June 29. Head to Independence Mall, home to the Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center, to see police and firefighters go head to head in a hoagie-building competition and, of course, to sample a free hoagie.

Free Fireworks at Penn’s Landing

Just steps from Penn’s View Hotel, Penn’s Landing is a waterfront area of Center City and perfect for enjoying summer weather. On Friday, June 30, the Philadelphia Orchestra will put on a free performance along the Delaware River, with a fireworks display to follow.

Movie Screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The 1976 movie Rocky made the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art one of the most iconic filming locations in history. Visit the famous museum steps for the screening of the renowned film on Sunday, July 2. Arrive early to check out current exhibitions on view, including works by Cy Twombly and Marcel Duchamp.

Fourth of July Fireworks

The sky above the Philadelphia Museum of Art will light up on Tuesday, July 4 in celebration of America’s 241st birthday. Catch performances by Mary J. Blige and The Philly POPS at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert, then enjoy one of the most fantastic fireworks displays in America’s birthplace from 9:30pm until 10pm.

Hit the Beach at Spruce Street Harbor Park

This August, beat the heat at Spruce Street Harbor Park, one of the best urban beaches in America. Set on the Delaware River, enjoy hammocks, food trucks, beer gardens, and more. By day, play ping pong or shuffleboard, or try your hand at the jumbo-sized chess board. At night, catch free live music.

Nearby Attractions

Finally, check out some of the best attractions to enjoy this summer. If you’re travelling to Philly, be sure not to miss out on these! For more information, check out our guide to nearby attractions.

  • Independence Hall
  • Liberty Bell
  • Constitution Center
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Art Museum of Philadelphia

Rooms & Suites

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Standard Queen

Standard Queen rooms in Old City feature a plush queen bed and may include private balconies with views of Market Street.

Standard Queen 2

The Standard Queen 2 features two queen beds with a private bath and free Wi-Fi. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Queen Patio

Boasting views of the Delaware River from its outdoor patio, this room features a queen bed and gas fireplace. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Premium Queen

Enjoy views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River from select Premium Queen rooms at our romantic Philadelphia hotel.

Premium King

Sleep like a king in the Premium King room in Old City, boasting a gas fireplace, spa bathtub and views of the mighty Delaware River.

Jacuzzi King

The focal point of our Jacuzzi King rooms are the marble spa bathtubs, providing a private oasis in the middle of Old City.

King Patio

Enjoy views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from a private patio in addition to a gas fireplace and spa bathtub. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Jacuzzi King View

Relax in your private jacuzzi or take in views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from your deluxe Jacuzzi King View room in Old City. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to...

Small Meeting Suite

Host intimate events furnished with a large dining table for eight guests and a king-bedded sleeping room. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Family Suite

Plan family getaways with ease with Penn's View Hotel, offering a spacious Family Suite with two queen beds. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.