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Philadelphia Vacations

A capital city that seems to come alive with history, Philadelphia holds a storied place in the founding of America. The “City of Brotherly Love” dates back to the 1600s and was frequented by the country's Founding Fathers—in fact, the U.S. Constitution was written and signed here, one of the most decisive events in the country’s timeline. Follow the footsteps of George Washington and James Madison as you wander timeless cobblestone streets, not only to search for past events, but also to create a new chapter in your own history book. A vacation package in Philadelphia, PA, from Travelocity will only make it that much easier to truly immerse yourself in this celebrated city.

Hotels in Philadelphia

Whether you spend your days soaking in the hundreds of years of American history or enjoying a delectable cheesesteak and handcrafted brew, you will surely need a cozy place to rest and dream of the next day’s adventures. As you browse vacation packages in Philadelphia, consider these places to stay:

  • Club Quarters Hotel Philadelphia means business, in the best way. Enjoy a fully equipped business lounge, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, and even corporate and extended-stay suites, if you need some time to woo that new client. Even the exterior of this stately brick building is professional looking.
  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel has a more modern look, but you will still find plenty of history here. It is located within the first skyscraper ever built in America. Dine at the extravagant Bank & Bourbon restaurant or have fine cuisine delivered right to your door with 24-hour room service. You’ll find all you need here.
  • The Ritz-Carlton name cannot be beat when it comes to true extravagance. It is the only five-star hotel on our list, and it is worth it. With Travelocity’s Philadelphia package deals, you won’t have to worry about splurging on that fifth star—you’ve earned it.
  • At Sofitel Philadelphia, the elegance of the French-inspired décor and the haute cuisine at Liberte Lounge just may convince you that you are in France. However, walk out your door to attractions such as the LOVE sculpture and Jeweler’s Row, and there will be no mistaking where you are.

First-Class Philadelphia Attractions

Vacations in Philadelphia are not complete without visits to iconic places like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but there are even more attractions here that you shouldn’t pass over. It isn’t just history either, although you could surely spend your whole trip at important sites. Don’t miss the spots below—and then top off your day with a famous Philly cheesesteak.

  • Betsy Ross House and the Benjamin Franklin Museum: If you can't get enough history, make sure to visit these excellent institutions along with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation: Art aficionados must stop at these acclaimed museums. The first holds classics from Degas, Duchamp, and Cezanne; the second is a renowned private collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early-modern paintings.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary may seem like an odd destination, but this former prison has more stories within its walls than you would imagine. Opened in 1829, it’s seen notorious criminals from Al Capone to bank robber Willie Sutton pass through.

Festivals and Events

Timing your visit to coincide with one of the city’s many festivals is a popular way to make Philadelphia vacations even better. The year begins with the excitement of the annual Mummers Parade on January 1, a costume contest which passes in front of City Hall Plaza. Fall brings the Revolutionary Germantown Festival in October, a celebration of the Battle of Germantown, complete with authentic period clothing, a reenactment, and plenty of Revolutionary War history. The holiday season offers its own spectacular revelry, including the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, which transforms Delaware Riverfront Park into a winter wonderland complete with light displays, ice skating, and holiday shopping.

As the tides of history have shown, from revolution to the present, timing is everything. This surely holds true for your upcoming trip as well, and now is the time to find your cheap vacation in Philadelphia, right here on Travelocity. With our packages, you can bundle your hotel and airfare for extra savings, plus you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with having all of your plans prepared. The Founding Fathers would approve.

How much are vacation packages to Philadelphia?

Travelocity has great package deals to Philadelphia, as well as flights and hotels, from an impressive . With all the money you save, you could include some awesome tours or maybe also add on some extra days to your exciting getaway.

How long should my Philadelphia vacation be?

Around 2 nights is what many travelers book for their Philadelphia trip. That's an useful guide, but there's so much more to uncover if you allow yourself a couple of extra days.

Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Philadelphia?

You can grab sensational Philadelphia package deals with Travelocity. Select from 400 airlines and 665,000 properties worldwide and turn those vacation daydreams into a reality.

Why should I book my vacation bundle with Travelocity?

By booking your flights, hotel, car rental and activities all in one place, you'll save time and money. We have a professional customer service support team available round-the-clock, and you'll know that you're always getting the lowest price possible with our Price Match Guarantee. So, what are you waiting for? Book that dream vacation today and start packing!

Can I save money on my car rental if I book it with hotels and flights?

Certainly — bundle your car, flight and hotel into a Philadelphia vacation package and you can save loads. With so much to see and do in and around Philadelphia, that rental car will make exploring a joy. Once you've buckled up, turn up the stereo and head to Broadway, a top attraction around 81 miles from Philadelphia.

What is the best time of year to go to Philadelphia?

Visiting in the off-season, October, December, November, comes with a swag of benefits — think more affordable hotels and flights and less bumping shoulders with hordes of strangers. But there's a real charm to the destination during the busy season. More events will be on and more attractions will be open in July, June, May. If you're on a tight budget, January usually has the lowest hotel rates. Expect to pay more for a bed in May.

Which airport is best for Philadelphia?

For many, a stay in Philadelphia means going through Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.). This busy airport is situated 7 miles southwest of the downtown area. You could also fly into Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.) (50 miles away from central Philadelphia) or Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.) (47 miles away from central Philadelphia).

What is there to do in Philadelphia?

You'll notice a certain kind of magic as you stroll the streets of Philadelphia. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are just a couple of famous attractions that make this city such a sought-after destination, so put them on your itinerary.

Where should I stay when visiting Philadelphia?

You have a good range of options, with Center City and Center City West being the most sought-after neighborhoods among travelers. If the former better suits your plans in Philadelphia, take a look at the Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia (4.0 stars) and the Philadelphia 201 Hotel (3.5 stars). If you go with the latter, check in to the Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia (4.0 stars) or the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square (4.0 stars).

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Philadelphia? Check out our Philadelphia travel guide!

Top Philadelphia Hotels Deals

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
(17 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking.
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

3.5 out of 5.0 4509 Island Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(26 Reviews)
This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 15 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free WiFi.
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

4.0 out of 5.0 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(1 Reviews)
A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 22 conference rooms, business center, and valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free.

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