Pick a package, any package, and stay in Philadelphia on a budget and meet the needs of the whole family. You wont feel like you’re on a budget, as these overnight stays come complete with amenities, promotions and specialties galore.
Best for Little Ones
For something a little more lux meets rustic, head to Rittenhouse in Center City, Philadelphia, for a high-end glamping experience at The Rittenhouse Hotel. With the Kids’ Luxe Camping Experience, guests dive into indoor tents with a sleeping bag, comfy mattresses and indoor camping fun, including homemade s’mores. The package also offers luxury turndown service and amenities for the kids including slippers, robes and a welcome gift, through Sept. 3.
For more faux roughing it, camp out with comfort with the The Logan Urban Campout package, offered at the The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel. Guests staying in The Pennsbury, The Logan’s corner suite, enjoy a preassembled teepee tent, stars projected on the ceiling, stuffed animals, kid’s robes, a coloring set and both kid- and adult-friendly snacks. Make s’mores together anytime as this package does not have an expiration date.
Best for Tweens and Teens
Check out the Franklin Institute Package offered by the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Families receive two general admission tickets to the Franklin Institute, two tickets to “Game Masters: The Exhibition” and discounted rates for additional tickets. Hotel stays begin at $119, offered through Aug. 20.
Best for All Ages
The ultimate visitor’s package offered by Visit Philly, the Overnight Hotel Package Summer Getaway includes on-site hotel parking (basically a goldmine in the city) and a long list of city fun and attractions. Offered at participating hotels, guests and families enjoy two free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution; two tickets to roller skate and ride the Ferris wheel at Blue Cross RiverRink in Penn’s Landing; mini golf and a carousel ride for two at Franklin Square; $10 toward a Lyft ride; $25 for use at any CHeU Noodle Bar restaurant; and more, through Sept. 3.
Leave the kids to watch movies and enjoy the amenities of the hotel while you wine and dine out on the town or take the kids out and about enjoying the many family-friendly establishments. Families of all ages enjoy the city of Brotherly Love with fun summer events, festivals and activities popping up every weekend.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
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If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.