You may know Philadelphia for the Liberty Bell and cheesesteaks, but Philadelphia has so much more to offer. Travel + Leisure named Philadelphia as one of 11 cities for “Must-see Pieces of Public Art Around the World,” citing iconic sculptures such as LOVE and Rocky, as well as the work done by Mural Arts Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. to be designated a certified “Welcoming City,” a distinction that reflects the city’s policies and commitment to making sure all, and particularly immigrants, feel included and welcome. As a result, the influx and mix of cultures in Philadelphia help form the city’s global identity, that is so evident as you walk through the different neighborhoods of America’s “Most Walkable City,” as decided by the readers and experts of USA Today just last month.
Few convention centers anywhere put their guests as close to history, art, and entertainment as Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Convention Center is in the heart of the city, just steps from over 14,400 rooms. With adaptable spaces for every industry, the Center is ready to bring your meeting vision to life. In the past two years, the Center has invested $58.9 million in capital improvements, purposefully focused on the customer experience to demonstrate our commitment to health and sustainability. And did we mention it boasts the largest ballroom in the Northeast!
Philadelphia continues to grow. In the last few years, Philadelphia has welcomed several new hotels including the W, the Element and Canopy expanding our offerings downtown to more than 14,400 rooms. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our city’s largest hotel with 1,408 rooms located just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, has been fully renovated and introduced new amenities and experiences including Liberty Lanes, a bi-level bowling alley offering cocktails and light fare.
Philadelphia also boasts countless historic buildings, museums, and attractions that double as special event venues. From Lincoln Financial Field to the Rodin Museum sculpture garden, our cultural attractions offer unexpected event spaces ready to impress.
We know that what happens between meetings is important when selecting a destination. Philadelphia is home to must-see museums and a vibrant dining scene. From the historic Reading Terminal Market, named the best public market in the United States, to premier exhibitions, your attendees will leave Philadelphia inspired and invigorated, and wanting to come back again.
Philadelphia exudes a vibrant character and energy, creating an ideal location for your next meeting. Out destination experts are ready to introduce you to Philadelphia. Start planning today!