Luxurious Hotel with Views of Philadelphia Skyline
The Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City sits in downtown Philly, within walking distance of so many historic and family attractions that it might be difficult to decide what to visit first. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and the iconic Liberty Bell are about a mile east. To the west is the historic [Reading Terminal Market] and the family-friendly Philadelphia Zoo, which holds a special spot in American history—it's believed to be the United States’ first zoo. After you tour the city, the Hilton's luxurious accommodations make for a relaxing place to unwind.
The guest rooms feel sophisticated due to their neutral tones and understated decor. All rooms are outfitted with Hilton's signature Garden Sleep System beds, which use built-in air pockets to help ensure comfortable sleep.
Wake up to a buffet breakfast of made-to-order omelets and fruit-topped waffles in the sunlit Tenth Floor Grill. Underneath a chandelier, the dining room features wide windows overlooking Philadelphia's towering skyline. The restaurant also serves upscale dinner entrees that range from half-pound burgers to seafood pasta dishes.
Philadelphia’s Center City: Historic Landmarks and Museums
The historic Center City neighborhood, also known as downtown Philadelphia, dates back to the city’s founding in 1682. Today, Center City is Philadelphia’s central business district, with several skyscrapers and high-profile museums. The neighborhood is also home to Independence National Historical Park, whose high concentration of notable landmarks make it America’s most historic square mile. While you’re here, visit Independence Hall⎯birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution⎯or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the approximately 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. At the north end of the park, the National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree domed ceiling, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The shops of Historic Antique Row are less than a mile from here. The small, locally owned shops stock everything from oriental rugs to vintage clothing. Head about 15 minutes northwest to scale the famous steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Rocky Balboa once pumped his fists victoriously. Inside, the massive museum’s holdings range from ancient Chinese art to famous paintings from Claude Monet, Salvador Dalí, and Vincent van Gogh.
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