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Where to stay in Philadelphia

Philadelphia overview

Visitors to Philadelphia speak favorably about this metropolitan city's museums, historical sites, and college atmosphere. You'll enjoy the area's live music, entertainment, and sporting events. You can learn about the local heritage of Philadelphia at top landmarks like Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Reading Terminal Market and Ben Franklin National Memorial are other popular sights to see.

Where to stay in Philadelphia

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Philadelphia has the right accommodation for you. There are 163 hotels in Philadelphia and you can shop as many as 924 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%. We have room prices starting at 23 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Philadelphia as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 7 5-star hotels from 161 USD per night
  • • 97 4-star hotels from 109 USD per night
  • • 201 3-star hotels from 80 USD per night
  • • 67 2-star hotels from 55 USD per night

How to get to Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from central Philadelphia. Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer) is the next closest major airport, 29 mi (46.6 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Philadelphia 30th St Station (1 mi/1.6 km from the city center)
  • • Philadelphia University City Station (1.4 mi/2.2 km from the city center)
  • • Philadelphia Temple University Station (2.1 mi/3.4 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • City Hall Station (0 mi/0 km from the city center)
  • • 13th St. Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km from the city center)
  • • Walnut Locust Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)

What to see around Philadelphia

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Citizens Bank Park
  • • Wells Fargo Center
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Museum of American Art
  • • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • • Academy of Music
  • • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • • Academy of Natural Sciences
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Liberty Bell Center
  • • Independence Hall
  • • Ben Franklin National Memorial
  • • City Hall
  • • Masonic Temple
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around:
  • • University of Pennsylvania
  • • Temple University
  • • St. Joseph's University
  • • Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • • Drexel University
Popular places to visit include:
  • • Reading Terminal Market
  • • Philadelphia Zoo

When to visit Philadelphia

If you're beginning to plan your vacation, you may be wondering when is the best time of year to visit. Here's a list of seasonal norms to help you arrange your travel schedule:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 58°F day, 25°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 54°F night
  • • October-December: 72°F day, 27°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 9.57 inches
  • • April-June: 10.67 inches
  • • July-September: 11.61 inches
  • • October-December: 9.72 inches

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