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New With Art Philadelphia™ Hotel Package Guarantees Access To City's Top Arts Attractions
5 Museums + 10 Participating Hotels = 1 Convenient Package
Visitors to Philadelphia this winter can get art and about thanks to the new With Art Philadelphia™ Hotel Package. The one- and two-night packages, available from January 10 through March 31, include a With Art Philadelphia Pass, which guarantees one-time admission to six of the city’s top art destinations: the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Penn Museum. The only way to get the pass is through the purchase of a hotel package.
The package is available seven days a week at the following properties: Westin Hotel Philadelphia, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Le Meridien Philadelphia, Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, Windsor Suites Philadelphia, Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, Sofitel Philadelphia, The Latham Philadelphia, Loews Hotel Philadelphia and Hotel Monaco Philadelphia.
Additional package perks include two Philadelphia Trolley Works tickets and a welcome kit, complete with an art-centric map and a With Art bookmark, pen, postcards and crayons. The package is bookable at visitphilly.com.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region’s vitality.
For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit visitphilly.com or uwishunu.com, where you can build itineraries; search event calendars; see photos and videos; view interactive maps; sign up for newsletters; listen to HearPhilly, an online radio station about what to see and do in the region; book hotel reservations and more. Or, call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Historic Philadelphia, at (800) 537-7676.
- Donna Schorr, (215) 599-0782
Historical Sites & Attractions:
- Wannabe sailors can visit the nation’s most decorated battleship, the Battleship New Jersey, and take tours of the ship, ride the 4-D flight simulator, climb into the onboard helicopter and sleep in the sailors’ bunks as part of its award-winning Overnight Encampment program. 62 Battleship Place, Camden, (856) 966-1652, battleshipnewjersey.org
- America’s most famous flag maker greets guests in her interactive 18th-century upholstery shop at the Betsy Ross House. Visitors learn about Betsy’s life and legend from the lady herself. Summer brings a weeklong, annual Flag Fest celebration with free events every day. Also,
Philadelphia, aptly dubbed the City of Brotherly Love, caters to lovers looking to reenergize their relationships at cultural sites, romantic eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots. Couples can make it a weekend—or longer—by booking special hotel packages, some of which are romantically themed, on visitphilly.com/hotels. One popular deal, the Philly Overnight® Hotel Package comes with two nights and free hotel parking.
Here are a few suggestions for embracing the region’s romantic side:
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Long a pioneer in the environmental movement, Philadelphia is attracting increasing global attention for its efforts to establish itself as a leader in urban sustainability. Across the city, eco-programs abound—from the implementation of the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters program to greenscape previously impervious surfaces, to Mayor Nutter’s program to give 300,000 trees to city residents for planting, to the Philadelphia School District’s recent designation by The Center for Green Schools as the greenest in the nation. Not to be outdone, the region’s service amenities and modes of transportation are also advancing the green revolution. Here’s a look...
New Museums Add Even More Cultural Cred
This summer, the Barnes Foundation’s Philadelphia campus marks its first full season on the culturally rich Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to one of the world’s greatest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, the Barnes Foundation’s new building combines the vision of original owner Dr. Albert Barnes with a contemporary and green execution. In view of the Barnes, the Rodin Museum will reopen this summer after a major renovation and welcome visitors to stand in awe of The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell, plus wander around the beautiful outdoor
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 facebook.com/visitphilly 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 facebook.com/visitphilly will have a chance to win one of 29 fun, romantic and inspired Philly dates. Fans are encouraged to check facebook.com/visitphilly each day...
This is a Philadelphia Museum of Art press release.
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2012 is a year to look backward and forward in the Philadelphia region. In a nod to the past, several of the region’s cultural institutions will showcase globally revered treasures from the worlds of religion and art that date from antiquity to the 20th century. But with eyes focused on the future, the region is also embracing some of the most modern interpretive artwork ever commissioned. Plus, a number of the city’s museums are unveiling major renovations that will enable them to thrive for many years to come. Here are just 12 reasons to visit in 2012: