Hotels Philadelphia Pennsylvania
by Trish Williams
Hotels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
Best in Lodging and In Entertainment too!
When it comes to hotels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has some of the best the country has to offer. Not only do they provide wonderful accommodations, but they are also located near the city’s heartbeat of interest and activity. Besides the hotels, Philadelphia Pennsylvania has some awesome bed and breakfasts for comfortable and personal lodging at its best.
Near many of the bed & breakfasts and hotels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers contemporary and interactive exhibits, displays and events throughout the year. A good place to start your exploration of the city is by visiting the Independence Hall. Here, not too far from the hotels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was actually “born.” This is where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed, marking a very important time in American history. This historic site provides interesting information on the history of America and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania itself.
The Liberty Bell Center
Although the bell no longer rings, it is a lasting American symbol of freedom that is worth taking a photo of for your photo album. Just walking around this square will make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to walk with the founding fathers of America.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
This neoclassical building is housed with quite an impressive collection of pieces from Europe. Fodors calls it “one of the country’s leading museums.” The building itself is an amazing site. It is modeled after an ancient Greek temple, but much larger, and more attractive.
Inside some of the hotels, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and what it stands for is often captured in the décor, as well as the cuisine and entertainment. In fact, some of the greatest shows and events take place in Philadelphia. They have a well-known city promotion called “Stepping out in Phily,” which offers some of the best hotel deals and ideas for nightspots to visit. Be sure to contact the Philadelphia Pennsylvania tourism department for more information.
Events throughout the Year
Feb. 2, 2005, Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil – For over 118 years, good ole Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob, in front of thousands of followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of winter. There is no cost to enter Gobbler’s Knob and the event takes place at 7:25 a.m.
Feb. 5 – 13, Philadelphia International Auto Show – This event takes place in the Philadelphia Convention Center and attracts crowds from all over the nation.
March 6 – 16, Philadelphia Flower Show - Near many of the lodging places, especially the hotels, Philadelphia Pennsylvania offers one of the best flower shows in the country. Again, located at the Convention Center, this tradition features one of the world’s largest indoor exhibitions with landscape displays, horticultural and floral competitions and much more.
Through May, 2005, The Philadelphia Orchestra – If you’re staying in any of the major hotels, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and its infamous orchestra is bound to be spoken of. Through May, the orchestra performs in its home theater, the popular Kimmel Center, one of Philadelphia’s premium art centers. You won’t want to miss it if you’re in town during that time.
Trish "Ariala" Williams is a freelance writer and marketing consultant who has published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers across the country. She also works on web design, web content, graphics, promotions and copywriting.