Family Things to Do in Philadelphia – World Meeting of Families

Bring the kids and plan to stay the whole week for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, one of the top family things to do in Philadelphia this year. Taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and at sites around the city from September 22 through 27, this religious conference features over a hundred youth and adult speakers, numerous exhibitions and a visit from the head of the Catholic Church: Pope Francis. This year’s theme is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive” – and highlights of the event will include:


  • Catholic Mass every day
  • Interactive commemorative mural
  • Adult Congress
  • Youth Congress
  • Confession booths
  • Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Franklin Institute
  • World Meeting of Families Film Festival
  • Verbum Domini II exhibit at the Museum of the Bible
  • Appearance by Pope Francis


“That family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world; it is the leaven of society.”


Pope Francis’ words will take on greater meaning for everyone in attendance at the World Meeting of Families. Plan your trip today, and stay at our family-friendly hotel. Our luxurious suites are perfect for your clan, and feature separate seating areas, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. Would you like to learn more about this momentous event, or about other family things to do in Philadelphia? Ready to book your reservations? Please contact us today.