Group Activities

Franklin Square – This amazing family-fun attraction is now open again for the 2015 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. www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/franklin-square

Philadelphia Zoo – The country's first zoo, just completed an intensive state-of-the-art renovation. This 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare or endangered. With this interactive attraction, you are sure to see your favorite four-legged friend at the country's most treasured zoo. www.philadelphiazoo.org

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 make it a true oasis near our downtown Philadelphia hotel. Enjoy people watching and viewing elegant Victorian homes, great shopping and upscale dining. www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/rittenhouse-square-park

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. www.fi.edu/

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. www.readingterminalmarket.org

National Constitution Center – Visit the place where the United States Constitution is celebrated, debated and illuminated. Step inside the state-of-the-art facility and be inspired by what it means to be an American - a must see for all! constitutioncenter.org

Liberty Bell Center – No visit to Philadelphia is complete without a trip to see the Liberty Bell, the iconic symbol of American independence. The Liberty Bell has a new home, and it is as powerful and dramatic as the Bell itself. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell. www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/stories-libertybell

Independence National Historic Park – Also known as "Independence Hall," this historic landmark is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The park includes three square blocks in the City of Philadelphia where the dream of a free country of independent citizens became fact. www.nps.gov

Declaration House – The Declaration House is the place where Thomas Jefferson wrote his draft of the Declaration of Independence. Today it is a house museum furnished in colonial manner with exhibits concerning Jefferson and a copy of his draft. www.nps.gov/inde/declaration-house

Betsy Ross House – Did she or didn’t she? While historians debate Betsy Ross’ role in making the first American flag, the home of the nation’s best known seamstress is among the region’s most popular attractions. Betsy, who made a living as a furniture upholsterer, rented the 1740 home, and provides a good portrayal of a working class woman’s life in colonial America. www.historicphiladelphia.org