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Philadelphia Location & Attractions

Centrally located downtown at 18th and Market Streets in Center City, the re-designed Sonesta Philadelphia is steps away from popular Rittenhouse Square and the Financial District. Experience all the exciting things to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Enjoy our convenient location close to Rittenhouse Square's world class shopping, restaurants, universities, museums and Rittenhouse Square Park. It's all here in Philadelphia. Join us at the Sonesta today.

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:

Located only steps away from Rittenhouse Square and popular Walnut Street, you'll find shopping for every style. Browse unique boutiques, trend setting shops or stroll through the mall. Experience across the street access to the Shops at Liberty Place with favorites: Bloomingdales, Victoria's Secret, Aldo, Express and the One Liberty Observation Deck. With 50 stores and a food court, it's a guaranteed good time.

Franklin Square
This amazing family-fun attraction is now open again for the 2014 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
Steps away from the Sonesta Philadelphia, see 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 in one of the best neighbors in Philadelphia.

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.