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Philadelphia to Host the 2016 Democratic National Convention

On July 25-28, 2016, Democrats from across the United States will converge on the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA for the formal nomination of Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. Here in the birthplace of American Democracy, nominees will be decided by an expected 4,765 delegates, and the event will be overseen by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


If you plan to attend the Convention as a delegate, volunteer, Committee member or visitor, get prepared by reading the useful information provided below.


2016 Democratic National Convention – What to Know


Due to the size, significance and expected attendees at the DNC, the event has been designated a National Special Security Event, under the authority of the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. Security measures will be heightened, and attendees can expect a heavy police and National Guard presence, with police dogs, surveillance, flight restrictions, road closures and Coast Guard patrols, among others. As a result, be prepared for longer wait times in the interest of protecting all who occupy the Convention Center and surrounding areas.


Have you booked your accommodations for your stay in Philly? If you haven’t yet taken that step, be sure to do this as soon as possible, as rooms are filling up throughout the city, particularly those nearest to the Convention Center. For your convenience, here’s a short list of hotels located in close proximity to the venue:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center – (215) 923-0100
    1100 Arch Street (Located across the street from the Convention Center)
  • Sleep Inn- (267) 417-8288
    1020 Cherry Street (distance: .1 mi)
  • Home2 Suites Convention Center – (215) 627-1850
    1200 Arch Street (distance: .1 mi)
  • Marriott Hotel Downtown – (215) 625-2900
    1201 Market Street (distance: .2 mi)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Hotel City Center – (215) 496-2700
    1201 Race Street (distance: .2 mi)
  • Loews Hotel – (215) 627-1200
    1200 Market Street (distance: .2 mi)
  • Hampton Inn City Center – (215) 665-9100
    1301 Race Street (distance: .2 mi)
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia City Center – (215) 557-0005
    One East Penn Square (distance: .2 mi)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Downtown – (215) 496-3200
    21 North Juniper Street (distance: .3 mi)
  • Le Meridien Hotel – (215) 422-8200
    1421 Arch Street (distance: .3 mi)

Nearby Attractions

If you’ll be staying in Philadelphia for the entire week, you’ll find yourself with some extra time on your hands – a perfect opportunity to explore a few of the many historic attractions available in the immediate area. Here are a few ideas, in case you’re in the market for some leisure time during your stay:

  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell
  • One Liberty Observation Deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place
  • The National Constitution Center
  • Congress Hall (the old home of the U.S Congress)
  • Declaration/Graff House (where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence)
  • The Betsy Ross House
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park


Much like hotel accommodations, your transportation reservations should be scheduled as far in advance as possible, to ensure the largest selection of vehicles and schedule times. If you have not yet taken this into consideration, we highly recommend hiring a chauffeured sedan or limousine to transport you and your companions to the Convention and other area attractions. Public transportation will be exceedingly overloaded, and taxi cabs will be scarce. You can eliminate a great number of travel hassles by booking your private transportation service as soon as possible.


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Philadelphia to Host the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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