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Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, located along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers in the southeast corner of the state. It is approximately 80 miles southwest of New York City. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,526,000, making it the fifth-most populated city in the United States. It's also one of the most historic cities in the nation, as well as a cultural, commercial and educational center of the Delaware Valley. Called the "City of Brotherly Love," Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn. The city grew rapidly and by 1750 it was the largest city and busiest port in the original 13 American colonies. It was the meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States during the American Revolution, and the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The city served as a temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington D.C. was under construction. Attractions in Philadelphia include Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Liberty Bell, Independence National Historic Park, and the homes of Betsy Ross and Edgar Allen Poe. Philadelphia was home to the country's very first zoo and Fairmount Park is one of the country's oldest and largest urban parks. The city is also home to a large number of parks, including the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Historic museums include the National Constitution Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Surrounding areas: Chester, Pennsylvania (11.9 mi), Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (23.1 mi), Doylestown, Pennsylvania (25.8 mi), Pineville, Pennsylvania (26.1 mi), New Hope, Pennsylvania (31.5 mi), Pottstown, Pennsylvania (33.3 mi)

Philadelphia Vacation Rentals

Philadelphia Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adam's Mark Hotel4100 City AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 581-5000
Atop The Bellevue1415 Chancellor CTPhiladelphia, PA (215) 893-1776
Best Western Center City Hotel501 N 22ND StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 568-8300
Best Western Hotel Philadelphia Ne11580 Roosevelt BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 464-9500
Best Western Independence Park Inn235 Chestnut StPhiladelphia, PA (800) 624-2988
Chestnut Hill Hotel8229 Germantown AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 242-5905
Clarion Suites Hotel1010 Race StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 922-1730
Club Quarters1628 Chestnut StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 282-5000
Comfort Inn Downtown Historic Area100 N Columbus BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 627-7900
Conwell Inn1331 W Berks StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 235-6200
Courtyard Philadelphia8900 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 365-2200
Crowne Plaza Center City1800 Market StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 561-7500
Days Inn4200 Roosevelt BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 289-9200
Doubletree Club Hotel9461 Roosevelt BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 671-9600
Doubletree Hotel-philadelphiaBroad St At LocustPhiladelphia, PA (215) 893-1600
Embassy Suites Hotel Philadelphia Ctr City1776 Benjamin Franklin PkwyPhiladelphia, PA (215) 561-1776
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport9000 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 365-4500
Extended Stay America9000 Tinicum BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 492-6766
Extended Stay Deluxe8880 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 365-4360
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Philadelphia Airport8800 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA (800) 228-2800
Four Points Philadelphia Airport4101a Island AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 492-0400
Four Season's Hotel1810-34 Race StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 963-1500
Franklin Plaza Hotel2 Franklin PLZPhiladelphia, PA (215) 448-2000
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport8600 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 966-1300
Hampton Inn Philadelphia1301 Race StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 665-9100
Hawthorn Suites1100 Vine StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 829-8300
Hilton Garden Inn1100 Arch StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 923-0100
Hilton Inn At Penn3600 Sansom StPhiladelphia, PA (800) 445-8667
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue4200 City AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 879-4000
Holiday Inn City Line - Philadelphia4100 Presidential BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 477-0200
Holiday Inn Express-midtown1305 Walnut StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 735-9300
Holiday Inn Independence Mall400 Arch StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 923-8660
Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium10TH St & Packer AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 755-9500
Homewood Suites Philadelphia City Avenue4200-A City AvePhiladelphia, PA (215) 966-3000
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia At Penn's Landing201 South Columbus BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 928-1234
Korman Suites Hotel2001 Hamilton StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 569-7000
Latham Hotel135 S 17TH StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 563-7474
Loews Philadelphia Hotel1200 Market StPhiladelphia, PA (215) 231-7333
Marriott Philadelphia AirportOne Arrivals RdPhiladelphia, PA (800) 682-4087
Microtel Inn8840 Tinicum BlvdPhiladelphia, PA (215) 492-0700
Bed & Breakfast
Rittenhouse Square Bed & Breakfast1715 Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA (215) 546-6500
Main Stay Bed & Breakfast45 S Main StMedford, NJ18.3 mi.(609) 654-7528

Philadelphia Weather & Climate

Southeast Pennsylvania has a humid subtropical climate. It falls in the northern periphery of this climate zone. Summers are hot and humid, winters are cold with variable snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild. Some winters see only light snowfall, while other times it can be heavy, although generally it falls somewhere in-between. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the rest of the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month. October is the driest month of the year, January the coldest and July the warmest. Heat waves in summer are often accompanied by humidity, which makes it feel even warmer. Severe weather such as tornadoes or blizzards are rare.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 20°F 2.35 in. -
February 38°F 21°F 2.30 in. -
March 47°F 29°F 3.19 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.24 in. -
May 69°F 48°F 3.87 in. -
June 78°F 57°F 3.81 in. -
July 82°F 61°F 3.70 in. -
August 80°F 59°F 2.88 in. -
September 73°F 52°F 3.09 in. -
October 62°F 42°F 2.78 in. -
November 50°F 33°F 3.13 in. -
December 39°F 24°F 2.38 in. -

Philadelphia Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located about 6 miles southwest of Philadelphia, the Northeast Philadelphia airport (PNE) located approximately 12 miles northeast of Philadelphia, the New Castle County airport (ILG) located roughly 29 miles southwest of Philadelphia in Wilmington, Delaware, and finally the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 45 miles southeast of Philadelphia in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Philadelphia Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ12.6 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ13.0 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ19.5 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA20.7 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE28.6 mi.
Blackbeard's CaveBayvilleNJ45.8 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ47.7 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ48.8 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA49.4 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA51.9 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ55.4 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ55.4 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ55.5 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ55.9 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ55.9 mi.
Funtown PierSeaside ParkNJ57.6 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ57.8 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ60.0 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA60.8 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ64.2 mi.
Water Parks
Mountain CreekVernonNJ7.5 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA20.7 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA22.8 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA49.4 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ55.4 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ55.5 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE67.9 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ68.0 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA76.5 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD113.4 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA115.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Cobbs Creek Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA 
Franklin D Roosevelt Golf CoursePhiladelphiaPA 
Island Green Country ClubPhiladelphiaPA 
John F Byrne Golf CoursePhiladelphiaPA 
Juniata Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA 
Philadelphia Quartet Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA 
Walnut Lane Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA 
Pennsauken Country ClubPennsaukenNJ6.1 mi.
RiverWinds Golf ClubThorofareNJ6.9 mi.
Westwood Golf ClubWoodburyNJ7.5 mi.
Oakmont East Golf CourseOakmontPA7.7 mi.
Springfield Country ClubSpringfieldPA9.9 mi.
Cedarbrook Hill Country ClubWyncotePA10.6 mi.
Dauphin Highlands Golf CourseHarrisburgPA10.9 mi.
Sportsmans Golf CourseHarrisburgPA10.9 mi.
Paxon Hollow Golf ClubMediaPA11.0 mi.
Valleybrook Golf ClubBlackwoodNJ11.0 mi.
Willow Brook Country ClubMoorestownNJ12.0 mi.
Ramblewood Country ClubMount LaurelNJ12.2 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubSewellNJ12.4 mi.
Pitman Golf CourseSewellNJ12.4 mi.
Bob Thatchers Old Masters Golf ClubNewtown SquarePA12.8 mi.
Washington Township Municipal Golf CourseTurnersvilleNJ13.1 mi.
Wedgwood Country ClubTurnersvilleNJ13.1 mi.
Indian Spring Golf ClubMarltonNJ13.4 mi.
Twining Valley Golf ClubDresherPA13.9 mi.
Pine Hill Golf ClubPine HillNJ14.3 mi.
Freeway Golf CourseSicklervilleNJ14.4 mi.
Horsham Valley Golf ClubAmblerPA14.9 mi.
Valley Forge Golf ClubKing of PrussiaPA15.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ7.5 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ7.5 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA16.2 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA44.9 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA76.5 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA77.0 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA85.5 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ85.6 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY100.4 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA101.3 mi.
State Parks
Independence Mall State ParkPA1.5 mi. 
Garden State ParkNJ7.2 mi. 
Fort Washington State ParkPA12.4 mi. 
Fort Washington State ParkPA13.5 mi. 
Mount Laurel State ParkNJ14.6 mi. 
Ridley Creek State ParkPA15.2 mi. 
Neshaminy State ParkPA15.4 mi. 
Rancocas State ParkNJ17.6 mi. 
Graeme State ParkPA18.8 mi. 
Bellevue State ParkDE20.8 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA21.4 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA21.7 mi. 
Tyler State ParkPA21.8 mi. 
Brandywine Battlefield State ParkPA22.0 mi. 
Brandywine Creek State ParkDE23.5 mi. 
Pennsbury Manor State ParkPA25.2 mi. 
Brandywine Springs State ParkDE28.7 mi. 
Parvin State ParkNJ29.6 mi. 
Washington Crossing State ParkNJ30.3 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ31.1 mi. 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPA(History)
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthroplogyPhiladelphiaPA(History)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA(Miscellaneous)
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPA(Miscellaneous)
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaPA(Multidisciplinary)
Mutter MuseumPhiladelphiaPA(Science)
Paley Design CenterPhiladelphiaPA(Technology)
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA(Art)
LaSalle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA(Art)
Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphiaPA(Art)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA(Art)
American Swedish Historical MuseumPhiladelphiaPA(History)
Balch Institute for Ethnic StudiesPhiladelphiaPA(History)
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ6.9 mi.(History)
Glencairn MuseumBryn AthynPA14.3 mi.(History)
Museum of Unnatural MysteryBensalemPA16.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Valley Forge Historical Society MuseumValley ForgePA19.6 mi.(History)
The Roth Living Farm Museum of Delaware Valley CollegeNorth WalesPA19.8 mi.(History)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA23.1 mi.(History)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA23.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA 
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ2.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE24.3 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY69.1 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ70.7 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY80.6 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY80.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY81.2 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA82.1 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD89.1 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD89.1 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ90.1 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY91.1 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY92.9 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD111.5 mi.

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