It’s often referred to as the City of Firsts, as Philadelphia is home to the first public library, the first public bank and the first public grammar school, among others. If you’ve never been to Philadelphia before or if you’re returning for another visit, the city has plenty of firsts to offer. All you have to do is start with Hyatt and the rest will be revealed.
Events in Philadelphia
The fifth largest city in the nation, Philadelphia boasts a population of about 1.5 million, covering nearly 143 square miles. Still, with Fairmont Park—composed of 63 neighborhood parks and covering 9,200 acres—the city has a distinctly intimate feel.
Philadelphia’s history can’t be understated, as you’ll be confronted by it at every turn. From Independence Hall to City Hall, the city certainly has an old soul. In recent years, Philadelphia has become a culinary mecca as well as a center for arts, events and music. Venture into the neighborhoods and you’ll be introduced to microcosms of the city’s history, as well as the vibrant personality of each neighborhood. Rittenhouse Square is the urban sophisticates’ hang out. Old City is where the historical sites are. Queen’s Village is a nice spot for shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Fortunately, Philadelphia has a great public transportation system, so getting where you need to go is doable.
With an old-world charm that’s all American, Philadelphia is full of fun-loving people and good times to be had. After all, in a city that celebrates freedom, people like to have plenty of options for things to do. Regardless of what you’d like to do, Hyatt Hotels in Philadelphia are there to help you explore.
A sophisticated guide to what’s happening, in and around Philadelphia.
It’s an alternative news source because it gives you a different take on the local Philadelphia news.
Philadelphia City Paper
A little edgy, this publication definitely knows Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The local paper has the information you want and the information you need.
Rain, sleet, snow or sun: Boston weather is certain to change. Make sure you’re prepared.
Getting Around Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Located about seven miles from downtown, Philadelphia International Airport has been recently renovated, which makes arriving and departing a little easier.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority
The sixth largest transit system in the United States, SEPTA can get you where you need to go.
A taxi costs $2.30 when the flag is dropped, then $2.10 for each additional mile. There’s also a $1.50 airport fee. A trip from the airport to the Central Philadelphia area is $25.
If you’re planning on heading outside the downtown area, a rental car is a convenient option.