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Fun and History Filled Weekend Getaway to Philadelphia PA

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Philadelphia was founded on October 27, 1682, and is one of the oldest cities in America.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American Independence and a city of brotherly love that will impress you every step of the way. There are, of course, must-see historical icons like The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall great for both adults and children to visit.

In addition, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and take a picture with a statue of Rocky Balboa. Also visit The Philadelphia Zoo, The Schuylkill River Park, The Franklin Institute, and many more attractions (see top attractions list).

The best way to save money and see several of these sites with one ticket is to purchase the Philadelphia CityPASS. This fantastic pass allows you to buy several experiences at once and save up to 49% for your family getaway in PA.

Philadelphia

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Getaway Description

Philadelphia is best known for its history, the Liberty Bell, Rocky, Philly cheesesteaks, and Independence Hall.

Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America and is a great place to visit for a weekend gateway for couples and for families with kids.

There are many attractions in Philadelphia that both kids and adults will love.

  • Museum of Art in Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Museum of Art is a kid-friendly place where over 227,000 collections of objects are offered to enjoy. It is one of the largest Museums all over the country. It includes modern collections of arts made by Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and many more. Around 25 special exhibitions are held in this Museum. People can enjoy those exhibitions with their kids as art exhibitions are very useful for them.
  • Philadelphia Zoo
    The Philadelphia Zoo offers a personal experience with many eco-friendly animals, including lions to lizards. There are various top attractions in this area like Amazon Rainforest Carousel, Draft horse, rides, etc. The Philadelphia Zoo organizes a kid-friendly world-class program of breeding and works with groups worldwide to protect nature and animals. One can enjoy visiting various animals along with rides.
  • Schuylkill River Park
    The Schuylkill River Park is another kid-friendly location along the Schuylkill River's side. The expansive playground, sports areas, pools, dog paths, and many more areas are included in this park. Schuylkill Park is one of the famous places in Philadelphia where around 20,000 people visit every year. Enjoy the excellent fresh and refreshing experience of the park with family and kids.
  • Love Park
    The famous Robert LOVE statue is one of the well-known photographed places in Philadelphia. People love to do romantic poses in front of the LOVE statue. LOVE Park is converted into a lovely Christmas Village filled with lovely small shops during holidays. The Striking view of the Museum of Art from the postage stamp park is also excellent. Enjoy the beauty of LOVE Park in wonderful warmer weather.
  • Fairmount Park
    Whispering Benches are one of the most romantic things to do in Fairmount Park near Memorial Hall at Smith Civil War Memorial Arch. While sitting at one end of the bench, Whisper and the person at the other end can hear it. This lovely place is also suitable for picnics, bike rides, jogging, walking, etc. This park is suitable for any activity with the loved one.
  • LED Lights at Harbour Park
    The Spruce Street Harbour Park is popular for the event that converts this place into the mainstay of the city. This park is a family-oriented place during the daytime to enjoy local foods, games like bocce and Ping-Pong, get boozy, etc. At the same time, this is one of the most romantic places at night that is lightened up by beautiful LED lights along with special and entertaining events. This seasonal attraction is open only from May to October.
  • Independence National Historical Park
    Take a picture with The Liberty Bell. Visit an Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
  • Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches
    13 Benches with tales of Philadelphia’s history, located through the Historic District. Want to get a free ride in at Franklin Square carousel? Collect star stamps at all of the benches.
  • Winterfest's Blue Cross River Rink
    Blue Winterfest is converted into a snowy riverfront park. The River Rink is the perfect area for roller skating. Winterfest also features fun games for tourists during summer. The private cabins are the best area for couples and families to spend their time and to enjoy the warm-up by the furnace.
  • Sesame Street Theme Park
    Nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show, Sesame Street
  • Smith Memorial Playground
    One of the oldest playgrounds in America features a 44-foot-long wooden slide
  • Franklin Square - Carousel rides, mini-golf, burgers, and more
  • Adventure Aquarium - Camden’s riverfront aquarium
  • The Franklin Institute - Where science comes to life
  • Treetop Quest Philly
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Battleship New Jersey
  • Longwood Gardens
  • American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

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Why is it Great for a Family Getaway?

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Philadelphia is a very historic and kid-friendly city with an abundance of attractions fit for everyone.

In addition to must-see historical icons like The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, make sure you save time to stop at America's first zoo and check out the nearly 1,300 animals that live at the Philadelphia Zoo. Other fantastic kid-friendly attractions in Philadelphia include Sesame Place Theme Park, Please Touch Children's Museum, and the Adventure Aquarium (see top attractions list).

 

Where To Stay

Recommended hotels/areas to stay:

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
This hotel is located in the nation's first skyscraper. Enjoy this high-end hotel experience steeped in history while having convenient access to the city center. Rooms start at $159 a night.

The Windsor Suites Philadelphia
Located in the middle of the cultural sites of Philadelphia, this hotel features an infinity pool and is pet-friendly. Rooms start at $152 a night.

The old city is a great place to stay
The old city is one of the most historic areas of Philadelphia. The neighborhood of Old City is quiet and beautiful, that's why many people prefer this place to stay with their family and kids. Few top attractions are only a 15-minute walk away from this place, like Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, etc.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway is another good place in Philadelphia that offers green and beautiful areas. It starts from the city Hall and ends at Art Museum. This place is well-known by Museum District as some of the famous Museums of Philadelphia are located here. This place is excellent to visit all the famous museums of Philadelphia.
In this way, you can make your journey memorable.

 

Location

• 0-hour drive from
Philadelphia
, PA
• 2-hour drive from
Baltimore
, MD
• 2-hour drive from
New York City
, NY
• 2.5-hour drive from
Washington
, DC
• 4-hour drive from
Richmond
, VA
• 4.5-hour drive from
Pittsburgh
, PA
• 5-hour drive from
Boston
, MA
• 6-hour drive from
Cleveland
, OH
• 6-hour drive from
Buffalo
, NY
• 7-hour drive from
Columbus
, OH

Other Relevant Getaways

For Pennsylvania:
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- For all kinds of getaways near Philadelphia see Getaways Near Philadelphia Page

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