Hotel at a Glance: Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
This 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 is believed to be the United States’ first zoo.
- Sleep well: Rooms feature new Serta Perfect Sleepers beds that use Innerspring and memory foam technology for a comfortable night’s sleep.
- . . . then start the day right: A freshly prepared made-to-order breakfast is available at the onsite Garden Grille & Bar, located on the tenth floor.
- Go for a swim in the indoor pool or relax with a soak in the spa tub.
- Stay connected with free WiFi.
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 makes 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.
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 by Claude Monet, Salvador Dalí, and Vincent van Gogh.