Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

Occasionally we all need a break from the daily demands of a busy schedule and with the holiday season in full-swing life can get hectic. A winter getaway is a great way to unwind, de-stress and enjoy the festivities of the season which is why you should take advantage of the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package.

My flight from Toronto was just over an hour and Philadelphia offers a rich cultural and historical experience along exceptional dining, shopping, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. This package is perfect for a romantic vacation, family fun, girl’s night or even bachelor parties and the savings are amazing!

The package includes:
*(1) or (2) night accommodations at one of 38 hotels in Philadelphia
*FREE hotel parking each night (up to $100 value for hotels downtown)
*2 tickets to Jurassic World at the Franklin Institute ($70 value)
*2 ice skate rentals and FREE admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ($28 value)
*1 $20 gift card to use at one of 10 Garces restaurants in Philadelphia
*1 FREE Uber ride (up to $10) for new and existing riders
The value of all these perks with free hotel parking adds up to $228.

To book this package simply head to and on the Overnight Hotel Package page input your travel dates to check availability, compare rates and choose a hotel.

I stayed at the Sonesta Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) located on Market Street in the heart of the city close to Rittenhouse Square. The Sonesta offers a seasonal rooftop pool, 24 hour fitness center, 445 guest rooms, meeting and event space, a business center, in-room dining, valet parking, high speed Wi-Fi and more!

Photo by: R.Kenedy for Visit Philadelphia®.

The lobby is artfully decorated and the staff was welcoming and helpful when providing sightseeing recommendations and directions. My room on the 23rd floor was spacious, clean and modern with great views of the bustling city below. There was also a flat screen TV, work desk, sitting area and a stylish bathroom with fluffy robes. After a long day exploring Philly on-foot, the luxurious king size bed and soft, comfortable pillows was just what I needed to completely relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Photo by: R.Kenedy for Visit Philadelphia®.

What I like most about the hotel is the lively, upbeat vibe and social atmosphere of the lobby and Art Bar. The restaurant’s trendy lounge area is a great place to have appetizers and drinks plus there is easy access to Ruth Chris Steak House next door which is highly rated and popular for fine dining.

Photo by: R.Kenedy for Visit Philadelphia®.

The Sonesta is conveniently located so you can walk to many places of interest without having to pay additional fees for parking. City Hall is just a few blocks away and the beautiful European architecture with intricate pillars and castle-like facade is a magnificent landmark.

The Christmas Market was also set up in this area with decorated trees, a skating rink and vendors selling homemade crafts and snacks while festive holiday music played in the background.

Most travelers also stop to take photos at Love Park – officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza.

The city is lovely while transitioning from fall to winter and the streets are sprinkled in colorful foliage.

There are many museums and historical sites in Philly so I stopped at Independence Hall where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted.

The stunning Masonic Temple stands out prominently among the city’s modern sky scrapers and its ancient, cathedral- like design transports you back in time.

Since the Sonesta Hotel is centrally located, I simply strolled to some of my favorite designer stores a few blocks away. For even more shopping you can also drive to King of Prussia Mall which is the second largest shopping center in the United States. The mall also has a beautiful Christmas display.  

The Visit Philly Overnight Package includes 2 tickets to Jurassic World and the educational exhibit is fun for all ages! I enjoyed the interactive digital tour and the large, life-like animatronic dinosaurs that roamed the dark forested areas. You can even visit the T-Rex training enclosure featured in the last film and explore the research lab where baby dinosaurs are hatched from mosquito fossils. The entire experience is very unique.

I used the $20 restaurant gift card from the package for lunch at 24 Wood Fire Fare. The crispy Italian thin crust pizza is flavored with fresh, authentic ingredients that reminded me of my trips to Italy.

There are endless dining options but the city is famous for the Philly cheese steak sandwich made with thinly sliced pieces of beef topped with cheese on a long hoagie roll. Just around the corner from the Sonesta I stumbled upon Cleavers Restaurant which offers a wide selection of sandwiches and toppings. I ordered the Grilled Chicken Italiano which was delicious!

When you book this package make sure to use the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest tickets even if you choose not to skate. The sparkling Christmas tree, cheerful music, warm lodge bars, hot chocolate stalls and cozy fire pits is worth the visit and there are even sailboats spruced-up with holiday decorations floating on the water.

If you are looking to get away for a couple days the Philly Overnight Hotel Package provides just enough to see and do with great savings! I had a fabulous time discovering the city and I look forward to visiting again soon! For more information or to book your trip click HERE.

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