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The Best Things to do in Center City, Philadelphia

In the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Center City district is home to a variety of activities and attractions to make for a one-of-a-kind vacation. Our prime location in Rittenhouse Square offers access to some of the best cultural institutions and happenings that characterize the city’s historical charm. Browse through our travel tips and curated selection of some of the best things to do in Center City, Philadelphia.


Be sure to pack comfortable shoes—Philadelphia is known as one of the most walkable cities in the country. Some of our favorite Philadelphia activities and attractions include The Barnes Foundation, the National Museum of Jewish History, and City Hall. Each of these destinations offer a peak into the rich history and culture of the city. For a more informative and effortless experience, we recommend navigating the city as part of a group tour.


Philadelphia is a major U.S. city and cultural epicenter and offers visitors unparalleled dining options and experiences. Depending on what time of year you make your trip, there is almost always a food festival of some kind happening in the city. One of our favorites is the Center City District Sips, which takes place each summer. Our luxury hotel also offers visitors classic Philadelphia dining experiences at on-site restaurants like Lacroix. Browse our dining guide for other top neighborhood selections.

After a day full of exploring the best of Center City, come back to your home away from home at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Enjoy our premier hotel amenities, including an on-site spa, to indulge your senses and find unparalleled comfort.

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