Located on the East Coast—just ninety miles from New York City and 135 miles from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is not only easy to get to but easy to get around.
Named the 2023 Most Walkable City in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Philadelphia is a top pick for group planners. Here, groups can explore the nation’s most historic square mile at Independence National Historical Park; marvel at Philadelphia’s unparalleled collection of public art, including more than 4,000 colorful murals; view groundbreaking exhibitions at iconic museums; and enjoy waterfront vistas, community parks, and miles of trails in one of the largest city-owned urban park systems in the nation.
The first World Heritage City in the U.S., Philadelphia has 68 National Historical Landmarks in what’s called the nation’s “most historic square mile.” Tour Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were debated and adopted. See the Liberty Bell, the symbol of American independence that was once located in the steeple of Independence Hall and stroll Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in America – one of Philadelphia’s most Instagram-worthy spots.
Always innovating, Philadelphia continues to grow adding new museums, restaurants, and attractions. A world premiere exhibition is now open at The Franklin Institute celebrating 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. Disney100: The Exhibition celebrates a century of innovation and imagination from the creative empire, while also honoring its founder Walt Disney’s legacy. Opening later this year, Otherworld Philly will welcome guests into a mixed reality playground packed with large-scale immersive art. Otherworld Philly will feature 55 unique installations with enhanced production and interactivity spread throughout a 40,000 square foot space.
Philadelphia is also known for its celebrated culinary scene, an impressive array of international cuisines, and iconic local eats. Located just a short walk from top attractions such as LOVE Park, the Reading Terminal Market was voted the best public market in the nation in 2022 by USA Today 10Best. With more than 80 merchants, including dozens of restaurants under one roof, the market is a must-see for foodies and history buffs looking to sample a taste of Philadelphia – the perfect addition to any group’s itinerary.
As one of the most walkable cities in the U.S., restaurants, attractions, hotels and so much more are only steps away. With the addition of six new hotels and the recently renovated Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia’s extensive portfolio of hotel options offer unique settings for groups to comfortably stay while also providing convenient access to the city.
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