And bring your spouse or a friend. This hugely cultured and historic East Coast city is delightful at the Holiday period. Feel the crisp excitement and enjoy the decor of the season. Warm yourself with colonial spiced spirits and a fire. Philly is a city of neighborhoods and eateries, including fine establishments that have made it Conde Nast Traveler's "Best Restaurant City in America."
Plus, you'll be staying right across the street from the Reading Terminal Market -- an authentic railroad-terminal farmers market and a treasure of Philadelphia ambiance. The Terminal is blend of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmers market, a south Philadelphia Italian market, and a host of other market flavors from stands with just about every cultural and ethnic variety of food imaginable.
In addition, at the Philadelphia Marriott you'll be situated in the city's newest convention hotel, connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You'll find yourself just a few blocks from Independence Mall and the historic district.
Other cultural treasures line the nearby Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and include the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the world famous Philadelphia Museum of Art -- which borders Fairmount Park, the largest city park in the world and home of the Philadelphia Zoo.
The rejuvenated Delaware River waterfront, with Penn's Landing, the Maritime Museum, and much more is nearby. All this is part of the "new" Philadelphia!
What's more, you'll be staying just next door to the Gallery Mall in downtown, center city Philadelphia. You're in the second largest city on the East Coast -- so get your Holiday shopping done in the Market St., Chestnut St., and Walnut St. shopping areas!
Philly is not to be missed! Cheesesteak or soft pretzel anyone?