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Our Center City Guide

For Guests of Hotels in Center City

As the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Center City district houses a variety of activities to make your next vacation here a memorable one. Our prime location separates us from other hotels in Center City. From our Center City Philadelphia luxury hotel, we provide easy access to a number of highlight cultural institutions and happenings that characterize Philadelphia’s historical charm. Your vacation would be incomplete without a visit to some of the best places in this thriving metropolis. Read our Center City guide below for our selection of standout attractions and events.


The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, 19130 (215) 278-7200. The 93,000-square-foot, two-story building, designed by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, is described as a “gallery in a garden, a garden in a gallery.” The Barnes Collection features 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian and Picasso.

National Museum of Jewish History

101 S. Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 923-3811 A modern cultural institution, The National Museum of Jewish History lies near a number of hotels in Center City. Explore the rich history of Jewish immigrants to the United States and reflect on how their histories and identities have helped influence the American experience. View over 1,200 artifacts and original documents as well as a library of media that captures the Jewish American journey.

City Hall

Broad St. and Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 686-2840 This architectural masterpiece represents Philadelphia in its classic age. Built in Second Empire architectural style, City Hall features a statue of city founder William Penn sits atop the house’s tower surveying his creation. Explore the building with a tour to fully enjoy this Philadelphia mainstay.


Center City District Sips

Various bars and restaurants | Every Wednesday, June 3 – September 2, 2016 Center City lights up as the district’s best restaurants open their doors for a city-wide happy hour. Mingle with locals over cocktails, fine wines, and hand-selected brews while sampling hors d'oeuvres from refined establishments such as Chops Restaurant and Marathon Grill.