Area Attractions

As the historic heart of Philadelphia’s downtown scene, The Bellevue Hotel stands on Broad Street, steps from dining, close to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and a five-minute walk to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. From your room on the Avenue of the Arts, venture north of Center City to reach City Hall, northwest for a cluster of the city’s top museums or east to Independence Hall and Old City’s historic sites.

The Bellevue Hotel

200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102



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Family-Friendly Activities

Rittenhouse Square

Head to this chic neighborhood, known for its namesake park. Make sure to stop by The Rosenbach Museum & Library, which houses Lewis Carroll’s personal copy of “Alice in Wonderland.” From small boutiques and art galleries to incredible dining & entertainment, there is so much to explore in Rittenhouse Square.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located near our hotel along the Avenue of the Arts, buy tickets and see live music and amazing shows at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Philadelphia’s Arts and Culture Scene

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute Science Museum is a great place for visitors of all ages; escape rooms, virtual reality experiences and educational exhibits provide dynamic science lessons. It’s built around the 20-foot tall marble Benjamin Franklin Memorial.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

No visit to Philadelphia is complete without dashing up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to recreate a famous film scene. Tour the museum, which includes the world’s largest collection of work from Duchamp; paintings by van Gogh and Monet; and lively artwork spanning American history.

Barnes Foundation

Justly famous for its collections of impressionist and post-impressionist works, it’s a world-class art museum with a sideline in horticulture. Masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne and Renoir hang on the walls of the ultramodern building, while rare plants and Japanese maples grow in the surrounding green space.

Dine Like a Local

Reading Terminal Market

Want to try a little bit of everything? Head to Reading Terminal Market, with an eclectic variety of cuisines in a farmers market setting. Pick up a donut at Beiler’s, artisanal cheeses from Downtown Cheese or a Reuben sandwich from Hershel’s East Side Deli.

Butcher and Singer

Head over the Butcher and Singer for an old-world take on the 1940s Hollywood aesthetic. Serving up steaks and chops as well as other iconic dishes, travel back in time to the Golden Era for an amazing meal while you’re in town.

Immerse Yourself in American History

Philadelphia History Museum

Close out your Old City tour with a stop at the Philadelphia History Museum. Housed in a Greek Revival building dating back to 1823, the museum brings together more than 100,000 artifacts spanning the 1680s to the present.

Spring & Summer Activities

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

The PHLASH runs all year, connecting guests to a full route of Philadelphia’s historic attractions and cultural institutions, from the Delaware River waterfront to Fairmount Park. Spring is the best time to take advantage of this service.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Enjoy year-round events and attractions like hammocks on the water, floating barges and gardens, local craft beer and delicious food at this outdoor event center. Grab your friends and families to make sweet summertime memories.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Experience one of Philadelphia Waterfront’s favorite summertime traditions from May-September alongside the Ben Franklin Bridge. This festival features activities for everyone, including amazing food and drinks, amusement park rides, mini golf and the largest outdoor roller rink in Philly.

The Italian Market

Considered America’s oldest and continuously operating outdoor market, this organization boasts a collection of about 200 individual vendors and spans over 20 city blocks. This cultural market is open year-round, and features the best products in the Spring and Summer.