Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
This Hampton Inn is located just steps from Philadelphia’s Center City. After a day of exploring the neighborhood’s wealth of historic landmarks, you can soothe sore muscles in the hotel’s hot tub or take a dip in the indoor pool. The onsite bar, Pub 1301, serves up cold beer, cocktails, and appetizers. If that doesn’t sate your appetite, there are dozens of restaurants within walking distance.
- Spacious rooms feature city views, plush beds, and a coffee maker to help you wake up in the morning.
- Start your day with a free breakfast including eggs, waffles, fruit, and sausage or bacon. Grab a complimentary breakfast to go if you’re in a hurry.
- Contemplate The Thinker: More than 150 works by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin are housed in a museum about a mile away.
- Revolutionary history: The Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall are also only about a mile from the hotel.
- Notable accolades: This hotel was awarded a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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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