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Things To Do In Philadelphia

Local Attractions

Situated in the heart of Center City, The Westin Philadelphia provides a convenient location guaranteed to satisfy your travel needs. Within a mile of our hotel, experience some of Philadelphia’s best culture and art spots, home to works from iconic artists, landscaped gardens and seasonal exhibits.

Independence Hall
A World Heritage Site, Independence Hall represents the building where the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were discussed and approved. The building was built in 1753, and since has become the center of the Independence National Historical Park.
Liberty Bell
A national and iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell is located one mile away from our centrally located hotel. Tickets are not required, however visitors are welcome to learn more about the history behind the bell at the neighboring visitors center. Whether you're in Philadelphia for a day, a weekend or longer, visiting the Liberty Bell is definitely one of the most popular things to do in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Pennsylvania Convention Center offers the largest ballroom in the Northeast. Featuring more than one million square feet of saleable meeting spaces, the centers also offer direct access to transportation options, including bus, subway and regional rail.
Lincoln Financial Field
Cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles at the newly renovated Lincoln Financial Field. “The Linc,” provides football fans with one of the most exciting atmospheres in professional football.
Citizens Bank Park
Citizens Bank Park is the home to the city’s beloved Philadelphia Phillies Baseball team. The stadium features the largest LED display in the National League, which it is nationally recognized for, and can seat 43,651 people.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Situated in the heart of Center City, The Westin Philadelphia provides a convenient location guaranteed to satisfy your travel needs. Within a mile of our hotel, experience some of Philadelphia’s best culture and art spots, home to works from iconic artists, landscaped gardens and seasonal exhibits.
The Barnes Museum
The Barnes Museum is a 12,000-foot museum featuring a permanent collection of worked by Picasso, Manet and Degas. The gallery boasts one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. The museum is set of four-and-a-half acres of landscaped which visitors can explore and enjoy.
Rodin Museum
Opened in 1929, The Rodin Museum features the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside of France. After undergoing a 3 million dollar renovation in 2012, the museum was able to restore their original vision for the iconic sculptors works.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by a group of artists and business leaders. Today, it is recognized as a National Historical Landmark and is the first and oldest art school in the United States.
Penn Museum
The Penn Museum was founded in 1997 and is the largest University museum in the country. The museum focuses on explaining the human story through archeology and anthropology research and boasts beautiful landscaped gardens and distinctive architectural features.
Please Touch Me Museum
Recognized as the children’s museum of Philadelphia with a primary mission of enriching the lives of younger generations through hands-on learning and cultural awareness. The museum has been open since 1976, and through its lifetime has won several awards. The space is dedicated to entertaining both kids and adults, serving as a great stop on your family adventure.
Franklin Institute
Founded in 1824 in honor of Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America's most celebrated museums. Featuring ten permanent, interactive exhibits and galleries, there is something for everyone to see at this historical treasure.
Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution is one of Philadelphia's more recent historic museums, opening its door on April 19, 2017. This date marks the anniversary of the first battle of the war, Lexington and Concord, over 242 years ago. The space is dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution and boasts 118,000 square feet of space, the majority of which is dedicated to exhibits and interactive spaces.

Local Shopping

Relax and rejuvenate at the Westin Philadelphia with some retail therapy. Located within walking distance to some of the city’s best shopping districts, our hotel serves as an ideal location for your next holiday. Explore some of the best area’s below, and begin planning your next trip to Philadelphia.

Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square is one of five original squares planned by William Penn. Designed in the late 17th century, the square offers a family-friendly, tree-lined park, popular restaurants, retail stores and office buildings.
Shops at Liberty Place
Treat yourself to a day of retail therapy at the Shops at Liberty Place, located on The Westin Philadelphia's doorstep. Explore retail stores such as Bloomingdales, J. Crew and Sunglass Hut before visiting the Observation Deck to experience 360 degree views of Philadelphia.
The Gallery
The Gallery is one of Philadelphia's largest shopping districts. Currently under construction, the 3 block area is being transformed into Philadelphia's largest cohesive retail destination, 'Fashion District Philadelphia'.
South Street
The South Street shopping district features over 400 stores. Ranging from vintage and thrift shops, independent designers, book stores and nail salons, you will find everything you need at South Street.
Walnut Street
Located in downtown Philadelphia, Walnut Street is considered one of the city's premier shopping districts. The street is located in a high-end neighborhood and is home to the majority of designer stores in the area.
Chestnut Street
Prior to 1684, Chestnut Street was named Wynne Street because Thomas Wynne’s home was located there. Now known as Chestnut Street, the stretch of road offers a historic influence, home to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell and the National Liberty Museum.
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