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Dec 23 2015

Get Away In January With A Special Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

Free Parking, Free Attraction Tickets & More

With the new year comes a new supersized version of the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package. For the month of January only, VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s popular package, available at 10 Center City hotels, comes with free parking and free tickets for four attractions and events. Those who book the getaway on both Friday and Saturday nights during any of the five weekends in the month also get a free stay on Sunday. The package is bookable at

“It might be cold outside in January, but there is plenty going on in Philadelphia all month long,” said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. “With the free attraction tickets, we are encouraging visitors to enjoy a two- or three-night getaway that includes ice skating, museum hopping and touring the town. Of course, fireside dining and tax-free January sale shopping should be on the trip agenda as well.”

The package is available at the following 10 hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City; Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City–Convention Center; Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing; Hyatt at The Bellevue; The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel; Loews Philadelphia Hotel; Morris House Hotel; Rodeway Inn Center City; Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel; and the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown.

The offer is bookable seven days a week, including all five weekends in January—even the long Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. It comes with a pair of tickets for the following attractions and events:

  • One Liberty Observation Deck: Even birds are envious of the views from the 57th floor of One Liberty Place, where wrap-around windows reveal panoramic city views. Interactive kiosks zoom in on Philadelphia landmarks and exhibits offer interesting history, sports and art tidbits that help form the fabric of Philadelphia. 1650 Market Street,
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest: Philly’s headquarters for cold-weather fun, Winterfest beckons visitors to Penn’s Landing with a skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a heated ski chalet-style lodge, twinkling lights, fire pits and cozy seating. Food options from Iron Chef José Garces and a menu of local craft beers, cocktails and hot beverages round out the offerings. Columbus Boulevard at Market Street,
  • National Constitution Center: It’s the only institution in America where people can debate, celebrate and educate themselves about the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. Live performances, interactive exhibits and special exhibitions make the experience a fun one. 525 Arch Street,
  • Philadelphia Auto Show: The Pennsylvania Convention Center transforms into a car lover’s dream, with 700 pre-production, hot-production, classic and green vehicles from a range of manufacturers. January 30-February 7. 12th & Arch Streets,

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the five-county area.

On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, and, visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Visit Philly social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into the Independence Visitor Center for additional information and tickets.

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Jan 11 2017

Biggest, Best-Ever Version Of The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Now Available

Package Includes Philadelphia Auto Show Tickets For Limited Time Only

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® announces a new perk for the in-demand Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway. Guests who book the package and stay at any of 38 Philadelphia hotels between January 28 and February 5, 2017 receive the bonuses listed below—plus two tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show. This package, typically valued up to $228, jumps up to a $256 value with the Auto Show tickets. The standard winter package, available until March 19, 2017, includes:

  • Free hotel parking
  • Two untimed tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
  • Admission and ice skate rentals for two at
Nov 3 2016

Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway

This Season’s Package Is Bigger, Better & Perkier Than Ever

VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, the region’s official tourism marketing agency, announced an unprecedented version of its Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for winter. Redeemable from November 25, 2016 through March 19, 2017, the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway is bookable online now at and starts at $99 per night. The package, offered at 38 Center City hotels, is valued at up to $228 and includes:

  • Free hotel parking
  • Two untimed tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition, making its North American debut at The Franklin Institute
  • Admission and ice skate rentals for two at Blue Cross RiverRink
Nov 22 2016

Philadelphia Rings In 2017 By Starting Early & Ending Late

Two Fireworks Shows & The Mummers Parade Are Among Philly's All-Ages Festivities

In Philadelphia, ringing in the New Year begins early and ends late. Daytime and early-evening bashes entertain children at the Please Touch Museum®, Franklin Square and Independence Seaport Museum. Fireworks displays over the Delaware River go off at 6 p.m. and midnight. On New Year’s Day, thousands of colorfully costumed merrymakers march in the Mummers Parade, the nation’s oldest folk parade.

The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package lets revelers enjoy every moment with free hotel parking, two tickets to The Franklin Institute’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition, admission and skate rentals for two at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, a

Nov 14 2016

'Tis The Season: Holiday Happenings In Philadelphia

The Region Celebrates With Lights, Trees, Parades, Fireworks, Shows & More

Twinkling lights, the echo of carols and a nip in the air all bring a sprinkle of seasonal magic to Philadelphia. This year the festivities get an extra touch of sparkle with the launch of the Philly Holiday Festival, the city’s colorful, seven-week holiday gift to locals and visitors, featuring a new spectacularly lit tree and America’s Garden Capital Maze in Dilworth Park, parades, light shows and two fireworks displays along the Delaware River. Beyond the festivals, revelers can enjoy all of their regional favorites, including the dazzling Longwood Gardens Christmas display and Washington’s annual Crossing of the Delaware River

Nov 20 2015 The Official Visitor's Guide For The Holidays In Philly

Lights, Attractions, Shopping, Shows, Ice Skating & The Mummers

The best way to plan festive getaways and experiences in Philadelphia: The region’s official visitor website features the definitive guide for the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Also getting in on the seasonal spirit, blog will publish holiday-related news through the New Year.

Here’s a look at the features of the online guide:

  • Thanksgiving: The festive season starts with the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade. People can plan their celebrations on the website with the parade route and map and the day-by-day guide to Thanksgiving week.
  • Holiday Shopping: Independent shops and well-known stores—Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack,
Jan 25 2013

Seven Hotel Deals Visitors To Philly Will Be Lucky To Take Advantage Of This Winter & Beyond

Exhibits, Shopping, Dining & Cold Temps Inspire Overnight Packages

Hotels throughout the Philadelphia region are offering packages to promote popular attractions and activities both indoors and out this winter season. Green thumbs can get in on Philadelphia Flower Show packages, art lovers can book a culture-packed option, families can take advantage of an offer that includes tickets to the BlueCross RiverRink and girlfriends can get cozy with a package that nabs them a 20% discount at The Bellevue’s haute shops. Here’s a look at some of the offers available this winter:

Tickets-Included Packages:

The Flower Show Hotel Package
Hotels: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sofitel Philadelphia, Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, Embassy

Jan 25 2012

Five Winter Hotel Deals In Philly

Families, Couples & Art Lovers All Have A Hotel Package To Call Their Own

This winter, whether visitors are spending the night in Philadelphia for a family-friendly weekend, a romantic getaway or a trip that tempts the tastebuds, there are hotel packages fitting for all itineraries. With hotels offering deals that include a free night’s stay, $50 hotel credits or seats at some of Philly’s most renowned restaurants, there’s no better time to be in Philadelphia and The Countryside®:

Winter Family Escape Package:
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Package Overview: Guests who book this package enjoy waterfront activities, including complimentary tickets to the Blue Cross RiverRink and discounted admission to the

Jan 24 2012

29 Days In February Means 29 Nights Of Dates In Philly

Among The Lovely Prizes: Restaurant Gift Cards, Hotel Stays, Tour Tickets & A Red Hot Vespa

Romance abounds in February, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is making it possible for couples to celebrate their love in style thanks to the month-long 29 Nights of Dates promotion. A component of GPTMC’s popular With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® campaign, which is heavily focused on couples this winter, the sweepstakes features nearly 70 prizes, including a Vespa—all valued at more than $13,000.

From February 1-29 (yes, it’s a leap year), fans of will have a chance to win one of 29 fun, romantic and inspired Philly dates. Fans are encouraged to check each day

Feb 15 2011

Three Weeks To Book Special Winter Version Of Philly Overnight® Hotel Package

Hotels Package Buyers Can Park, Skate, Tour & Save

Long a fan favorite, the Philly Overnight® Hotel Package is getting super-sized this winter, and visitors have three weeks to book the money-saving offer that’s filled with more value-added items than ever before. In addition to the always-popular free hotel parking (up to a $75 value), package buyers will receive Blue Cross RiverRink ice skating passes and combo tickets for the Betsy Ross House and the new Liberty 360 3-D show for another $46 in savings. The two-night offer is available now through March 6, 2011 at around 30 hotels in the Philadelphia region, and rates start at $198. Visitors