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Historical Philadelphia Attractions + Activities

Whether you’re into outdoor recreation or American history, postcard-perfect views or carb loading, there’s a must-do in Philadelphia to fit your style. Given the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia’s enviable spot in Center City, we’re ideally located to easily get to all those bucket-list attractions around town you’ve heard so much about. Explore the iconic Liberty Bell, race up the Rocky Steps and strike a triumphant pose at the Rocky Statue, or indulge in a culinary adventure at the historic Reading Terminal Market, all just a stone's throw away from our luxurious hotel. Discover the heart of the city's charm and culture as you stay with us, with Philadelphia tourist sites and hotel attractions right at your doorstep.

View of Independence Hall at Night

Independence Hall

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this stately building is the birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

(215) 965-2305

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Reading Terminal Market Sign

Reading Terminal Market

An indoor farmers market that doubles as a National Historic Landmark, Reading Terminal Market is the place to go for everything local, from produce to pastries to pretzels.

(215) 922-2317

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Rocky Statue in Philly

Rocky Steps and Statue

The 72 stairs leading to the east entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are the “Rocky Steps,” where the movie boxer famously trained. His bronze likeness is nearby.

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The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

The Liberty Bell doesn’t make a sound anymore, but its message rings across the land. It’s free to see, and no tickets are required.

(215) 965-2305

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Lineup of houses on the river

Boathouse Row

In Fairmount Park, explore the 10 crew clubhouses that make up Boathouse Row. They were built in the 1800s, are still in use, and are as charming as ever. These timeless structures are not only a testament to Philadelphia's rich history but also serve as unique hotel attractions for our guests at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia.

(215) 685-3936

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Geno’s Steaks restaurant at night

Pat’s and Geno’s

On dueling street corners, Pat’s and Geno’s each make a case for the city’s best cheesesteak. Which reigns supreme? The only way to know is to try both!

(215) 389-0659

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