Philly Overnight Hotel Package Perfect Reason For a Visit

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 7, 2014

Blue Cross RiverRink

Winter is the perfect time to plan a cozy getaway to Philadelphia, whether on a weekend or during the week.

If we had time to visit Philadelphia right now, this would be my perfect 3 day, 2 night visit:

While it’s still cold outside, why not make the best of it! I’d definitely visit the open-air Blue Cross River Rink on Penn’s Landing.

Blue Cross RiverRink

You can go ice skating and take in the spectacular view of the city while gliding alongside the Delaware River at Philadelphia’s only outdoor, Olympic-sized public ice rink.

How fun does that sound! L is just learning how to ice skate and loves it, and this sounds like a wonderful place to experience as a family together.

Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Pretzels, anyone? My mouth waters when I see this picture. As a German expat, I’m a little proud to read this: introduced to the region by German (“Pennsylvania Dutch”) settlers in the 18th century, pretzels quickly became a favorite local snack.

Now there’s the famous Philly soft pretzel, purchased from street vendors or from bakery storefronts such as the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory. So of course I’d have to try at least one, maybe two pretzels during my visit.

As someone who loves everything vintage, I’d want to spend hours strolling through Philadelphia’s historic Pine Street Antique Row. The smartest thing would be to drop off Don and L at a place they’d have fun so I really can enjoy shopping for a while.

Looks like this would be the perfect spot for Landon: the Please Touch Museum®, the nation’s premier children’s museum that encourages learning through play, which featured this beautiful carousel.

Please Touch Museum¨ Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

And as a coffeehouse lover, I’d love to visit Elixr Coffee. It features reclaimed wood and marble counter tops — just my kind of place. And I’m sure we’d find a yummy sweet treat for Don and L on the menu.

What would you want to do in Philadelphia? Gosh, there is just so much to see and do.

Check out this inviting offer: Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package — stay at one of 20 hotels for any consecutive 2 nights and your car stays free.

If you love flowers or need a reason to visit Philly soon, how about the Philadelphia Flower Show? But hurry, that only runs until March 9.

Philadelphia is the perfect spot for a getaway! Stay for any two consecutive nights and your car stays free. For more information and to book your room visit

{This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine.}

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