Philadelphia is a city of firsts: the first art school, the first African-American church, the nation’s first zoo, the first botanical garden and the first stock exchange. This city, deemed the safest and friendliest city in America, is filled with historical significance that will leave you wanting to explore even more, and your trolley tour will take you past some of the most popular and historic attractions. The National Constitution Center is America’s most interactive museum, and is solely devoted to the U. S. Constitution and the story of we, the people.
You’ll be fascinated with all there is to discover at the science museum, the Franklin Institute. Enter a world of artistic experimentation at the exhibit, Sir Isaac’s Loft, “where art and physics collide!” Learn about space in the Fels Planetarium, and about the ocean’s floor during an IMAX movie, and so much more! Round off your vacation with a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo, where you’ll meet dozens of species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds in their various habitats, from the prairie dogs in their world of underground tunnels and chambers, to the Monkey Junction, where the Columbian black spider moneys and a pair of white bellied spider monkeys play. All in all, you’ll have a wonderful vacation, full of adventure and exploration!
Discover true grandeur, unrivaled style and service at the iconic downtown Philadelphia Hyatt at The Bellevue. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, the Hyatt blends old-world architecture with modern amenities. Unwind in the city’s largest guestrooms; allow the Concierge to personally recommend and make arrangements at top restaurants, shows and events; dine at XIX (NINETEEN) on the top floor with great food, custom cocktails and sweeping city views. The Bellevue building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a unique shopping and dining experience. Come see why this elite Center City Philadelphia hotel has earned the Hyatt distinction.