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Things To Do In Philadelphia

Discover fun downtown Philadelphia things to do near The Windsor Suites. When you stay with us, the top Philadelphia attractions are steps away including the Pennsylvania Convention Center, The Barnes Foundation Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, and City Hall. If you like sports, Citizens Bank Park, Wells Fargo Center, and Lincoln Financial Field are a quick ride away. When it comes to things to do in Philadelphia, you're in good hands at The Windsor Suites.

City Hall

Located in the center of Philadelphia in one of the five original public squares, City Hall is home to three branches of city government. The building is the largest municipal building in the United States, has nearly 700 rooms, and remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1987. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

The Barnes Foundation Museum

This museum provides 17,000 square feet of exhibition space for the renowned art collections of Dr. Albert Coombs Barnes. The museum also includes a 50-seat cafe, educational facilities, an art library, an expanded gift shop, and indoor and outdoor gardens.

The Comcast Center

This 58-story glass skyscraper is the tallest building in Philadelphia and the fifteenth tallest building in the United States. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the LEED GOLD certified building was completed in 2008. Enjoy the stunning "Comcast Experience", a 2000 sq ft LED screen video wall, the largest four-millimeter LED screen in the world, which projects amazing realistic computer generated images.

Liberty Bell

Seen over the years as symbol of freedom from Colonial times to the present, the Liberty Bell is permanently housed at the Liberty Bell Center located in the Historic District of Philadelphia.

National Constitution Center

Located on Liberty Mall, this interactive history museum is the only museum in the United States that is dedicated solely to the U.S. Constitution. It features exhibitions and year-round public programs and events.

Independence Visitors Center

This visitor's center allows National Park Service representatives to help visitors plan their trips to Philadelphia's numerous historic sites and to help with other trip planning needs. There is also a self-service kiosk, a gift shop, a café, and free WiFi throughout the center.

Boathouse Row

Located along the Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row's origins date back to 1858 with the boat and rowing club, the Schuylkill Navy. Today, beautiful boathouses line the embankment where major regattas are held. Boathouse Row was designated a Historic National Landmark in 1987.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

This hospital provides physical and cognitive rehabilitation services to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. It is located near Logan Square, is easily accessible by car and public Transit, and is just 3 blocks away from The Windsor Suites

Citizens Bank Park

This 43,500-seat ballpark is home to the 2-time World Series winners the Philadelphia Phillies. The park features real grass, angled seating, and stunning views of the Philadelphia stadium.

Lincoln Financial Field

Though home to the Philadelphia Eagles, the state-of-the-art stadium also provides venue space for conventions and events throughout the year.

Wells Fargo Center

This venue hosts over 250 events a year and is also the home to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Wings.

Rittenhouse Square

In Colonial America, this public square served as pasturage for livestock. In 1825, the square was renamed Rittenhouse Square in honor of Philadelphia astronomer and Revolutionary-era leader David Rittenhouse. Today, houses and apartments dating from 1913, as well as several late-19th century mansions surround the historic public square.

University of Pennsylvania

Founded by American statesman Benjamin Franklin in the 1740s, America's first university is now regarded as one of the best in the United States, and is home to the prestigious Wharton School of Business. Its beautiful urban campus includes landmark architecture and the perfect setting for learning.

Please Touch Museum

Located in Memorial Hall at Fairmount Park, the museum has six interactive exhibit zones that are designed for kids of all ages to learn through play and hands-on exploration. The museum also hosts adult programs including the "Centennial Grown-Up Tour" and the "Grown Up Lunch & Learn Series."

Philadelphia Zoo

There are over 1,300 different rare and exotic animals within the 42 acres of the Victorian Garden that comprise America's first zoo. Completed in 1874, visitors can now explore a myriad of animals and their habitats and enjoy numerous animal inspired rides at this historic zoo.

Drexel University

This top-ranked university is 10 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia's downtown. Drexel's 74-acre main urban campus lends to its unique educational mission. It is one of three universities in the US to require co-operative education, enabling students to learn and gain real world work or internship experience simultaneously.

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Located near Logan Square, this historic cathedral serves at the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Tour the magnificent Cathedral Basilica, completed in 1864, or attend daily mass. The church also hosts numerous musical and seasonal events throughout the year.
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