Booking a Philadelphia day use hotel room and trying to decide how you’ll spend your day? Follow our lead.
Enjoying Charming Philadelphia After Booking A Day Stay
Loads of History: From the iconic Liberty Bell to majestic Independence Hall, Philadelphia is chock-full of historical attractions and old houses like the Letitia Street House. The city’s also called one of the most haunted in the country — so some of these spots could be a lot different once the sun goes down.
Art Everywhere: Philadelphia’s 2000-plus outdoor murals means plenty of sightseeing. Join one of the many city tours to learn about Philadelphia’s history and landmarks while seeing some beautiful art, or hop on the trolley and experience the Philly Reimagined Landscape tour to see the city’s industrial background first-hand through murals.
Don’t Forget to Eat: No Philadelphia daycation is truly complete without enjoying a Philly cheesesteak. But don’t stop there; wander the Reading Terminal Market for other appetizing choices like duck noodle soup and pork roast sandwiches. Finish off a meal with an ice cream sandwich made from scratch at Weckerly’s.
Marvelous Museums: The famous Philadelphia Museum of Art is well-known for its extensive art collection and depiction in the Rocky movies. Jog up the ‘Rocky Steps’ and snap a photo at the famous boxer statue before heading inside. For those not interested in art, the Please Touch Children’s Museum should be right up your alley. Then there’s the eclectic Mutter Museum, filled with the tallest skeleton in the U.S and a range of other medical oddities, including brain slivers from Albert Einstein and conjoined twin skeletons.
Five Super Cool Facts About Philadelphia
A city of firsts: Philadelphia is home to America’s first hospital, zoo, medical school, daily newspaper, and of course, the first cheesesteak.
A tree seedling brought to the moon and back on Apollo 14 was later planted in Washington Square Park. The tree was replaced with a clone in 2011.
One out of every six doctors in the USA is trained in Philadelphia.
The Liberty Bell rings in E-flat.
Elfreth’s Alley is considered the oldest inhabited street in the country. Its newest home dates to 1836 and the alley’s origins have been traced back to the early 1700s.