The Birthplace of a Nation
It isn’t simply a boast when the city of Philadelphia lays claim to being the birthplace of America. The city was originally the capital of the young nation and the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in the Pennsylvania State House. Sufficed to say, the city was at the very heart of the revolution and the origins of the United States and when you choose from one of the hotels near City Center, Philadelphia, you will get to witness the result of that history first hand.
City Center was originally the city of Philadelphia until the Act of Consolidation in 1854 when the powers that be decided that the lack of ability to police the county and the fact that the majority of the cities population laid outside the borders of City Center meant that the city needed to expand its boundaries. To this day, however, it remains the hub of activity in Philadelphia and ranks as the third most populous downtown area in the country (following New York City and Chicago).
Everything In One Place
While it wouldn’t be the complete truth to say that everything worth seeing in the city is near or around the hotels near City Center, Philadelphia, it wouldn’t be too far off the mark. The area is home to the most historic and exciting districts in the county, including Penn’s Landing, Logan Circle, the Museum District, and the Avenue of the Arts. And within those districts, the must-see attractions are almost impossible to collect in short order.
Just within the Museum District you can find the Ben Franklin Parkway, running from the City Hall to the Museum of Art and containing an outdoor sculpture garden, museum upon museum, and the beautiful Swann Memorial Fountain. One Liberty Place, perpetrator of the Curse of Billy Penn, is also in City Center, as is the Comcast Center (which broke the curse), the Masonic Temple that boasts members like Ben Franklin and George Washington, and most of the tallest buildings in the city, like the Verizon Tower and the Mellon Bank Center. It’s also the chosen location for many big corporate headquarters, like Sunoco, Cigna, and Comcast, which makes it just as good for your business trip as it is for your leisure trip.
See, Eat, Shop, Sleep
With so much to do and see, so much history and culture to make time for in your day, you had better make sure to book a room or suite at one of the hotels near City Center, Philadelphia, because after a day that full you are not going to want to travel far to sit down. With hotels that range from the affordable an quaint Rodeway Inn to the personalized power of the Home2 Suites to the historic luxury of the Loews Philadelphia, you’ve got a seriously attractive list of options to choose from. No matter what your travel budget may be, whether you are in town for work or fun, with the family or all alone, these hotels will give you the ticket to enjoy the best of the best of Philadelphia.