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Philadelphia Attractions

Philadelphia is a very family-friendly and walkable city, with historic neighborhoods, national treasures, and spectacular architecture intermingled throughout the downtown area.

Attractions you won't want to miss near our Center City Philadelphia hotel include:
 

Franklin Square
This amazing family-fun attraction is now open again for the 2013 season. In recent years, this public square area originally laid out by William Penn has undergone a dramatic renovation. This attraction is a must-see for families visiting downtown Philadelphia as it now boasts a classic carousel, miniature golf course, a delicious burger joint and spacious picnic area.

Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo is a 42-acre Victorian garden and home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare or endangered. With hundreds of animals at this interactive attraction, you are sure to see your favorite one at Philadelphia's most popular family-fun locations.

Rittenhouse Square
One of five original open-space parks planned by William Penn during the late 17th century in Center City area of downtown Philadelphia. Stroll through tree-lined parks with well-manicured floral, green grasses, ornate fountains and relaxing benches. A true oasis near our downtown Philadelphia hotel. Enjoy elegant Victorian homes, great shopping and dining.

The Franklin Institute
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of learning. This is Pennsylvania's most-visited museum and is dedicated to a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education.

Reading Terminal Market
It’s all here in Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market. An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market. Did you know this area has been used as a public market since 1860.

National Constitution Center
Visit the place where the United States Constitution is celebrated, debated and illuminated. Step inside and be inspired by what it means to be an American.