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Jun 21 2016

Play And Stay Hotel Package = Family Fun In Philadelphia

Summer Package Includes Free Parking & Please Touch Museum Admission For Four

Little ones can have big fun this summer with the Please Touch Museum’s Play and Stay Hotel Package, bookable at visitphilly.com. Available through September 30, 2016, the offer includes hotel parking and four tickets to the Please Touch Museum®, where kids can explore two full floors of hands-on displays and enjoy the popular Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit, on view through September 5.

“The Please Touch Museum is one of the top children’s museums in the country,” said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. “The Play and Stay Hotel Package gives families a fun start to their active, entertaining and legendary visits to Philadelphia this summer.”

Package Perks:

  • Overnight accommodations at one of six participating hotels
  • Free hotel parking
  • Discounted parking at Please Touch Museum
  • Four museum tickets, which include general admission and exhibits, programming events,
    Please Touch Playhouse performances and discounts at the Please Taste Cafe and Kids Shop

Participating Hotels & Starting Rates:

  • Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, starting at $229 per night
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – City Avenue, starting at $229 per night
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton – University City, starting at $204 per night
  • Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, starting at $229 per night
  • Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, starting at $159 per night
  • The Windsor Suites, starting at $225 per night

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® is our name and our mission. As the region’s official tourism marketing agency, we build Greater Philadelphia’s image, drive visitation and boost the economy.

On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com, 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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