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Philadelphia Convention Entertainment & Travel

Philadelphia is the host for many different conventions throughout the year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. These conventions can range from industry updates to business summits. These are sometimes open to the public, and other times just for attendees.

So, one has decided to attend one of the many Philadelphia conventions but don’t know the lay of the land. Where are they going to stay? How are they going to get to the convention? What are some good spots to grab a bite to eat? What am I going to do when not attending the convention?

Some of these questions can be answered within walking distance to whatever convention is being attended. However, others take a little more than that. Many eateries and hotels surround the Pennsylvania Convention Center making it easy.

Here are a few of the hotels located near the Pennsylvania philadelphia downtown courtyardConvention Center:

  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel: contemporary décor and gracious hospitality make Loews one of Philadelphia’s most inviting luxury hotels ~ 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown: conveniently located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia ~ 21 N. Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Le Méridien Philadelphia: modern and elegant accommodations just steps away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center ~ 1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Hilton Garden Inn Center City: affordable accommodations directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center ~ 1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City: adjacent to the Convention Center and within walking distance of the Historic District ~ 1301 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Some nearby restaurants:

  • Salumeria: amazingly delicious hoagies in the Reading Terminal Market ~ 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Reading Terminal Market: America’s oldest farmers’ market ~ 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Amada: Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant ~ 217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar: the ever-popular Old City institution ~ 138 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Farmicia: delicious, organic cuisine in Old City ~ 15 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Located near the Historic District, Independence Mall, Old City, etc., entertainment and shopping are even addressed by the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A stay at one of the several hotels nearby will put you in the center of it all. We have now answered what one will do while not attending the day of the convention.

Here we have put together a few entertainment spots and shops:

  • The Bourse: a historic building on Independence Mall with a food court and specialty shops ~ 21 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Fireman’s Hall: the history of firefighting in an old firehouse ~ 147 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Washington Square: a leafy retreat with tree-shaded benches steps from Independence Hall ~ Sixth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Independence Hall: birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ~ 5th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Shopping Tours by Kristel Closets: discover Philadelphia’s greatest stores with a customized shopping tour ~ Center City Philadelphia, PA 19103

Travel is probably the easiest to answer. You have several choices when it comes to Philadelphia travel – private sedan, limousine or shuttle service. The one you choose will depend upon your needs. In addition, your driver can also help you find the hidden entertainment spots off of the beaten path.

For more on hotels and entertainment the Visit Philly website has put together a ton of information. They have gone as far as to even put together travel and discount packages for your stay in Philly. Take your time and plan to have a great time while attending a convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Philadelphia Convention Entertainment & Travel

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