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Holidays in Philadelphia

The world is huge, life is short and your bucket list is long. So book that ticket, stuff your suitcase and tick off the best parts of Philadelphia!

Philadelphia Holiday Package Deals

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Holidays in Philadelphia

Often, it's the people who live in a city that make it tick. In this part of Southeast Pennsylvania, you'll find 1,500,000 of them.

If you head 150 kilometres west of Philadelphia, you'll reach Harrisburg, the state capital. Travel 5 kilometres east and you'll come across Camden.

If you know of Philadelphia, you've heard of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center. Why not make the most of this opportunity to experience them for yourself?

A few hours at Sesame Place or the Please Touch Museum is a great opportunity for some quality time with the family. If you're up for even more excitement, Francisville Playground and the Linvilla Orchards are some other options.

Take the plunge into a world that's overflowing with marine life at Adventure Aquarium. Come to think of it, it might be better to stay on dry land. Some of these slippery critters aren't to be messed with!

A few animal snaps will certainly add some colour to your holiday album! Take the whole family to see, learn about and photograph the variety of interesting wildlife at the Philadelphia Zoo and the Elmwood Park Zoo. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is another top attraction which teaches visitors about animal care and conservation.

If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast, you'll want to check out one of the area's wineries. You can try a few regional varieties at the Grace Winery.

There's nothing like a few hours at a casino to kick start your festive spirit! Take on the roulette dealer and watch the high-stakes punters or simply walk around and absorb the sights at the Parx Casino and Racetrack and the Harrah's Casino and Racetrack. The Valley Forge Casino and the SugarHouse Casino are also top options.

Places like the Bartram's Garden play an important role in both local and international plant protection efforts. The wide-ranging flora collection found here is both fascinating and exquisitely presented.

When you want some time out from the commotion of the city, take off to a green space like Morris Arboretum or Washington Square Park. You can also get outdoors and get active at Fairmount Waterworks Drive or Reyburn Park.

Ensure you drop in to Independence Visitor Center and Valley Forge National Park Visitors Center. The helpful staff can provide you with advice, tips and inspiration to make the most of your stay.

Slip on some comfy shoes and prepare to go adventuring. There are plenty of nature reserves around this area that are just waiting to be enjoyed. The fresh, crisp air and natural surroundings at Fairmount Park and Neshaminy State Park are as invigorating as they come. Valley Forge National Historic Park and Ridley Creek State Park are two more that are worth visiting.

Wander the tranquil halls, study the engaging displays and chat to the friendly staff. The Mutter Museum and the National Constitution Center are top places to think and maybe even discover something new. If you have extra time, also check out the Mummers Museum and the Fireman's Hall.

From the design and construction of different boats to the instruments found inside the hull, the salt-encrusted displays at the Independence Seaport Museum and the USS Becuna will appeal to anyone who's interested in Philadelphia's maritime history.

The marvellous world of science never ceases to impress. Expand your mind with the latest and greatest in innovation and technology at the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum. For even more eye-opening displays, add the Franklin Institute and the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center to your schedule of discovery.

Planet Earth is filled with all sorts of mysterious objects and creatures. Discover things that'll put your imagination to shame at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Wagner Free Institute of Science. For more from the natural world, stop in at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Art connoisseurs come from around the world to see Philadelphia's impressive collections, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum are often at the top of their lists. If you've still got an itch to scratch, continue onwards to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of American Art.

Step back in time and uncover the characters and events that have helped shape this region at the African American Museum and the National Museum of American Jewish History. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Rosenbach Museum and Library are also worth dropping by for an even greater insight into the past.

To completely appreciate the history of Philadelphia, take a few hours to discover the Ben Franklin National Memorial and the Villanova University. If that doesn't satisfy the history geek in you, also swing by the St. Joseph's University and Eastern State Penitentiary.

A piece of architecture that has united Philadelphia for years and years, Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a crucial part of the city's history that no visitor should skip.

Whether you're spiritual or not, holy places like St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church are sure to be among the most peaceful sights you'll experience in your travels. Christ Church and Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and National Shrine will also interest travellers looking for some quiet self-reflection.

They might not be at the top of your sightseeing list, but City Hall and Rittenhouse Square are still worth a browse. You shouldn't skip the Speed Raceway and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts either.

Hotels in Philadelphia

With such a decent range, you shouldn't have too many problems reserving your hotel in Philadelphia (in fact, we reckon it'll be a breeze!) lastminute.com.au currently lists more than 95 places to hit the hay.

Shoestring travellers can rest easy. Budget rooms await at the Sleep Inn Center City and the Society Hill Hotel at Independence Park. These digs are proof that good service doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg. Two more you may want to consider include The Rittenhouse Philadelphia and The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton. These high-end hotels are for those who want to live like royalty while they're here.

Like the idea of staying near to Independence Hall? The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and the Morris House Hotel are both within a short stroll of this famed attraction.


Top Hotels for your Philadelphia Holiday

Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
4.0 out of 5.0 220 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$239

This is a two star hotel with five star price. Our room was dark with low ceilings and air con that was so loud we were living in an aircraft hanger for 5 days. Moved across the road to The Rittenhouse hotel for our last night wow same money different experience.

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2019
With a stay at Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, you'll be centrally located in Philadelphia, steps from Walnut Street and 5 minutes by foot from Rittenhouse ...
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
4.0 out of 5.0 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$209
With a stay at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, you'll be centrally located in Philadelphia, a 7-minute walk from Ben Franklin National Memorial and 13 minutes ...
Hyatt House Philadelphia/King of Prussia
Hyatt House Philadelphia/King of Prussia
3.5 out of 5.0 240 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$173
When you stay at Hyatt House Philadelphia/King of Prussia in King of Prussia, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 5-minute drive of King of Prussia Mall ...
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$313
With a stay at Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Philadelphia, steps from Independence Hall and 3 minutes by foot from ...
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
3.5 out of 5.0 4509 Island Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$215
Located in Philadelphia, Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport is in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute drive of Wells Fargo Center and Citizens ...
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
4.0 out of 5.0 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Free Cancellation
AU$282
A stay at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing places you in the heart of Philadelphia, within a 15-minute walk of Penn's Landing and Independence Hall.
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