We know it's tempting to hibernate all winter, but the city has plenty to explore indoors. Here, we outline your next staycation according to neighborhood..
The XIX Nineteen offers unparalleled views of Center City.
STAY: Book a suite at Center City's Hyatt at the Bellevue and you'll have it all. With a luxurious sporting club and high-end boutiques, you can relax, shop, and stay fit without ever having to face the crowded and cold city streets. 200 S. Broad St., 215-893-1234
DINE: Reserve a table at the Bellevue's XIX Nineteen to feast on delicious seafood while enjoying the best views of Philly from the highest restaurant in the area—or wait till the next morning and stop by for brunch. 19th Fl., 215-790-1919
DO: With the Kimmel Center just steps from your hotel room, it’s time to get dolled up and enjoy the shows everyone has been talking about. Catch performances like Motown the Musical or Eschenbach Visits by the Philadelphia Orchestra. 1500 Walnut St., 215-670-5800
Pamper yourself by checking in Hotel Monaco in charming Old City.
STAY: Embrace Philadelphia's charm by staying in its historic Old City neighborhood. Top that by enjoying the luxury amenities and service at Hotel Monaco, and toasting to a great staycation with the hotel's complimentary wine hour. 433 Chestnut St., 215-925-2111
DINE: Some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants call Old City home. Feast on Spanish tapas at Amada or Asian fusion at Buddakan, and end the evening at Franklin Fountain for the Mt. Vesuvius—a tower of ice cream, brownies, hot fudge, malt powder, and whipped cream. Need we say more? 217-219 Chesnut St., 215-625-2450; 325 Chestnut St., 215-574-9440; 116 Market St., 215-627-1899
DO: This part of town is also known for its artistic flair and with so many things to see, the Old City Artwalk is the best way to tackle them all. Start at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery and make your way through as many of the 31 galleries as you can. You may very well find the newest piece to add to your personal collection. 142 N. Second St., 856-979-7588
Indulge in mouthwatering brunch favorites at Sabrina's Café with dishes like the stuffed challah French toast.
STAY: Located in the center of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is the Inn at Penn, the perfect spot to fully enjoy all that University City has to offer. Tour the campus before checking in and enjoying a Hilton-quality stay. 3600 Sansom St., 215-222-0200
DINE: A weekend “away” isn’t complete without a decadent brunch. Sabrina’s Café does this just right with its stuffed challah French toast served with farmers' cream cheese, bananas, and vanilla bean syrup. Who counts calories on vacation, anyway? 910 Christian St., 215-574-1599; 1804 Callowhill St., 215-636-9061; 227 N. 34th St., 215-222-1022
DO: Take your vacation to new heights by burying yourself in history and culture from countries like Egypt, China, and Africa with admission to The Penn Museum. 3260 South St., 215-898-4000
The Wayne Hotel, which is known to offer a world-class experience, attracts celebrities and politicians alike.
STAY: Take a short drive out to the Main Line for a quieter weekend and check in at the Wayne Hotel. You'll get a chance to bask in the hotel's updated amenities, which have been famously enjoyed by celebrities like Bruce Springsteen, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and M. Night Shyamalan. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-687-5000
DINE:White Dog Café is a local favorite for brunch, but its dinner menu won't disappoint. Diners can choose dishes from handmade pasta to the Lancaster chicken breast, cooked to perfection with chestnut and apple stuffing. 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-225-3700
DO: Spend the day shopping at Haverford Square and stop in local boutiques like Willow for unique home furnishings or Menagerie for one-of-a-kind jewelry. 385 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-642-6555; 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-971-1769