By Gregory Martin
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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William Penn was given a grant over land that would play a pivotal role in the American Revolution. It also would become home to many great men and women who continued his legacy by making the city of Philadelphia one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the country. Today, travelers to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are welcome to enjoy the many recreational activities the city has to offer, visit historic buildings and homes, tour scenic parks, make a day trip to Penn’s Landing, and even attend a riverside show.
   
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) are two airports that allow for entry into the city. You can book your flight into the city of Philadelphia by visiting Escapewizard.com, and make sure to check out our top hotel selections. You find them by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And when booking your hotel, click on this link to find the lowest prices with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Our top selection for high quality in the city is the Holiday Inn Express.
   
If you are situated in downtown Philadelphia, trips to places like the Reading Terminal Market, the Kimmel Center, and the Walnut Street Theatre will be a short trip away. If you are interested in learning more about Philadelphia’s history, you can spend a day touring Independence Hall, or making a stop at the Liberty Bell Center. You can learn how one of the finest Americans helped contribute to the city’s exciting history by visiting the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial or the Franklin Court which is also in the area. The beautiful Rose Garden and Magnolia Garden offer a relaxing and clean environment for you to sit and enjoy the scenery.
   
Museums are located all around Philadelphia. Visit The Philadelphia Art Museum on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Here vacationers can view works of art from several different time periods. The Franklin Institute is always a great place to take the kids or watch a film in the IMAX theatre. It is located just off of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Independence Seaport Museum is another great choice for a family outing, and it’s located right next to Penn’s Landing. This is an ideal location to sit and have lunch, or catch an event.
   
No matter where you are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you can always enjoy the 9,200 acre scenic Fairmount Park. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city next to the fountain in Love Park which is also part of Fairmount Park on the JFK Boulevard. Also, it’s just a few blocks from City Hall. Vacationers can have a picnic or take a quiet stroll along the Schuylkill River. There are special tours at the end of the year of some of the finest homes in the park, and even a trolley ride. The houses included in the tour differ from year to year. Escape Wizard also encourages you to join in the fun activities in Montgomery County Valley Forge area, Delaware County’s gardens, or Chester County’s pleasant setting.
   
Escape Wizard.com welcomes you to also check out these fascinating Philadelphia attractions as well. The Philadelphia Duck Tour highlights several historic and iconic places such as South Street, Society Hill, Betsy Ross’s House, and Philadelphia’s Vietnam War Memorial to name a few. In Lancaster, you can enjoy a day touring the Amish Experience from Philadelphia. This all day tour includes a roundtrip from your hotel location to the Amtrak station. There is much to see and do on this tour of one of the oldest Amish communities in the country.

Other tours and attractions include the Lights of Philadelphia Tour by Segway, and the seasonal Dinner Cruise in Philadelphia. Nightlife is filled with fascinating shows and dining both indoors and outdoors. Visit the Arden Theatre, hear live music at the Festival Pier, or dine out at The Continental; a Philadelphia favorite. A popular place to spend the late night hours is South Street or Northern Bowl in Northern Liberties.

The City of Philadelphia always offers something new and exciting for everyone. Visit Escapewizard.com to book your trip to the city of brotherly love today. With the simple click of your mouse, you can book your next vacation to Philadelphia to take in the great history and attractions that the city has to offer for travelers.
Hotels in Philadelphia
By Rose Overbey
Hilton Hotel Philadelphia
201 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
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The Hilton Hotel (formally the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia) at Penn's Landing is primarily located on Philadelphia's exciting water front. It's in the perfect part of downtown -- surrounded by popular restaurants, museums and other attractions.  Only a short drive from Philadelphia International Airport, it's a great place to stay while visiting Philadelphia!

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by the friendly staff, but if you're in a hurry, speed check-in options are available. Once you settled in, you'll enjoy the waterfront or city views the guest rooms offer, and the many amenities available!

For those who enjoy fitness, they'll love the 24-hour gym, indoor pool and outdoor sun deck for yoga. There is also a Sauna and walking/jogging paths abound outside along the waterfront.

Be sure to enjoy a meal at the Keatings River Grill -- the hotel's in-house restaurant that offers a variety of menu options and a fully stocked bar. The Terrace at Keatings overlooks the Delaware River and is a wonderful area to enjoy an evening cocktail after a day of excitement in the city. For those on the go, Perk's Cafe, also located in the hotel, is a nice stop for a quick snack and a cup of Starbucks coffee.

The Hilton Hotel is a perfect place to call "home" while visiting the wonderful city of Philadelphia. Each night you'll be welcomed back by the friendly staff and the luxurious room your staying in. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable Grand Bed, 32" flat screen TV and deluxe bathroom. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at Hilton Hotel Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Philadelphia
By Rose Overbey
Holiday Inn Express
1305-11 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Located in the heart of the city of brotherly love, the Holiday Inn Express is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Philadelphia. The Holiday Inn Express is blocks from City Hall, Chinatown, and the city's universities. Rates are incredibly reasonable for the hotel's prime location. If you want to stay in the center of this exciting city, The Holiday Inn Express is the place to be.

The hotel can be accessed by Philadelphia's metro system, or by car. Its right in downtown, so it's only a short drive from the Philadelphia International Airport.

The hotel offers free guest passes to nearby Bally's Fitness center if you need to loosen up after a long trip. Another perk of the Holiday Inn Express is the free breakfast bar in the mornings! You may enjoy reading the complimentary newspaper that is placed outside your door each morning as you sip your coffee at the Express Start Breakfast Bar.

Wi-Fi access is free, so if you need to sneak in a couple hours of work, or play, you can. If you visit in the summer months, you'll enjoy relaxing by the outdoor pool.

The hotel is so close to some of the city's best attractions you'll probably spend little time inside! Staying at the Holiday Inn Express is a wonderful choice for someone looking forward to exploring all Philly has to offer without having to stray far from your home base while you're visiting. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Philadelphia
By Adam J. Mohney
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA
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Book your room or suite at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on EscapeWizard.com and enjoy some quality time in the City of Brotherly Love. Famous for its impact on American history, Philadelphia provides guests a unique historical and cultural experience, while Sheraton Philadelphia offers a comfortable room throughout your vacation.

Guests of Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown will enjoy pampering amenities and connectivity throughout their stay in any of the hotel's 757 rooms or suites. Each room is equipped with a comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and Bliss Bath Amenities, offering comfort for your body and soul. Also in each room, you will find a television with in-room movies, a telephone, a coffeemaker and optional wireless internet access, available for a daily fee.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown also offers a variety of accommodating facilities and services to all guests. The 24-hour business center keeps working travelers connected on the go, while the fitness facility provides a daily workout for those looking to keep up with their daily routines. Families, kids and couples can go for a dip in the indoor pool, and the concierge and rental car desks will take you wherever you want to go in and around Philadelphia.

EscapeWizard.com travelers looking to dine at the hotel can enjoy Philips Seafood Restaurant. Offering a dinner menu of seafood in a smart casual atmosphere, Philips Seafood Restaurant is a wonderful choice for guests and non-guests of Sheraton Philadelphia alike. Also on-site are The Terrace, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner from a buffet or a la carte menu and Lobby Bar, which provides drinks and light fare to patrons. Those looking to dine in their rooms can also enjoy the hotel's room service, as well.

Seeing Philadelphia is easy if you book Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Offering pampering amenities and optimum access to all of the historic cities wonders, Sheraton Philadelphia is one EscapeWizard.com's prime lodging selections in the City of Brotherly Love. Book your vacation at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on EscapeWizard.com now by clicking the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Philadelphia
By Jessica Howell
Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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If you are planning to travel to the City of Brotherly Love, EscapeWizard.com recommends that you book your stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-City Avenue.  This hotel provides elegant, upscale accommodations for guests visiting for long or short periods of time.  But with luxury amenities and spacious living areas, you will wish your stay at Homewood Suites in Philadelphia would never end.  Check-in at Homewood Suites is at 3 p.m. and check-out is promptly at noon. 

Homewood Suites’ central location puts guests right in the middle of Philadelphia’s premier attractions.  A wide range of entertainment and leisure activities in the vicinity include:  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, Convention Center, and city sports stadiums.  If you are visiting Philadelphia for business, the airport hotel is also located close to major businesses and corporations. 

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, Homewood Suites offers spacious studio, one “ and/or two “bedroom suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas.  With high-speed internet, two 27-inch televisions, spacious work desk, separate dining table, and new custom “ Hilton Serenity Beds, you will feel right at home while you are away.  Every suite is also equipped with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner stove, and a dishwasher.  Don’t feel like cooking during your stay? No problem!  Homewood Suites is close to many local restaurants.  If you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your hotel, Homewood Suites also offers up piping hot complimentary breakfast each morning, as well as light fare and beverages every Monday through Thursday evenings.  There is also a Delmonico Steak House adjoining the hotel, serving dinner seven days a week.  In addition, The Polo Lounge is the perfect place to meet and relax for lunch, dinner, snacks and cocktails. 

For your comfort and convenience, Homewood Suites has a number of amenities to make you feel right at home during your stay.  These amenities include:  Luggage hold, complimentary beverage and breakfast area, coin laundry, laundry and valet services, and local area transportation.  Self parking does require a small fee.  If you are traveling with small children, Homewood Suites also provides amenities for your family’s comfort and convenience, including: Babysitting service, children’s activities, children’s menu, cribs, and high chairs.  

If you don’t find yourself exhausted by the exciting attractions and activities in Philadelphia, you can make your way to the Homewood Suites’ state of the art fitness center or sparkling indoor pool.

If you are planning on visiting Philadelphia, EscapeWizard.com insists that you book your stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-City Avenue now by clicking the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).