Winter Activities in Philadelphia

If you’re looking to get away this winter, why not plan a family vacation, a weekend getaway or romantic escape to historic Philadelphia? From tours of Independence Hall and hands-on fun at the Please Touch Museum to visits to the haunting Eastern State Penitentiary and science discovery at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia offers plenty of indoor diversions to keep visitors entertained during the winter months. But don’t let the chilly weather keep you inside. The city is also home to a variety of parks, squares and trails that inspire outdoor play and cozy cuddles in the snow.

Enjoy ice skating at the Blue Cross Riverrink and visit the Waterfront Winterfest for food and fun. One of Philly’s most popular attractions is the new Barnes Foundation Museum. Opened in 2012, this unique museum features a huge collection of important Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, early modern art, African sculpture, decorative arts, and textiles. Known for its unique display techniques, the Barnes Collection offers visitors a chance to view masterpieces by famous artists like Cezanne, Renior, van Gough, Picasso, Monet, and Seurat in an intimate setting reminiscent of a home library.

Stay at The Rittenhouse when you visit the Barnes Collection and enjoy a AAA five-diamond luxury hotel in the heart of City Center. Our special Barnes Foundation package includes luxurious overnight accommodations, exclusive un-timed tickets to the Barnes Foundation Museum, two digital audio guides, and a special welcome amenity greeting upon arrival. Call us at 800.635.1042 or visit change to today to book the Barnes Foundation package and plan a fabulous trip to Philadelphia this winter.