You may know Philadelphia for the Liberty Bell and cheesesteaks, but the city has so much more to offer. Visitors come for the familiar, but they stay for the fascinating, the unexpected, and the surprising experiences that they will remember for years to come.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. to be designated a certified “Welcoming City,” a designation that reflects the city’s policies and commitment to making sure all, and particularly immigrants, feel included and welcome. As a result, the influx and mix of cultures in Philadelphia form the city’s global identity, that is so evident as you walk through the different neighborhoods of America’s “Most Walkable City,” as decided by the readers and experts of USA Today just last month.
That walkability combined with Philadelphia’s incredible public arts and culture scene has made it a bucket list destination. Travel + Leisure named Philadelphia as one of 11 cities for “Must-see Pieces of Public Art Around the World,” citing iconic sculptures such as LOVE and Rocky, as well as the work done by Mural Arts Philadelphia.
In the last few years, Philadelphia has welcomed several new hotels including the Guild House Hotel, named one of the “Best New Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure for 2022. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, the city’s largest hotel with 1,408 rooms located just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, has been fully renovated and introduced new amenities and experiences including Liberty Lanes, a bi-level bowling alley offering cocktails and light fare.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center, the East Coast’s premier venue, leads the industry as one of the safest centers in the nation. In the past two years, the Center has invested $58.9 million in capital improvements, purposefully focused on the customer experience to demonstrate our commitment to health and sustainability. The Center is Gold LEED Certified, and proud to tout that it has the largest ballroom in the Northeast!
Philadelphia also boasts countless historic buildings, museums, and attractions that double as special event venues. From tech savvy meeting spaces to unexpected rooftop experiences to an impressionist gallery – your event will be unforgettable.
Outside of the meeting space, Philadelphia is home to must-see museums and a vibrant dining scene. From the historic Reading Terminal Market, named the ”Best Public Market” in the United States, to premier exhibitions, your attendees will leave Philadelphia inspired and invigorated, and wanting to come back again.
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