May 17, 2017
By Connie Capone | February 14, 2017 | Lifestyle
Winter weather can sometimes put a damper on plans, but don't let that stop you from taking that much-needed vacation right here in the City of Brotherly Love.
Make all your staycation dreams come true with a stay at the opulent Rittenhouse Hotel—you'll never want to leave. Whether you reserve a spa package at their Rittenhouse Spa & Club, dine at one of the many on-site bars and restaurants, or you opt to stay in your room overlooking the picturesque square, you'll feel renewed and relaxed at the end of your "trip." Don't miss nearby attractions including Shops at Liberty Place or South Street's famous Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. 210 W. Rittenhouse S., 215-546-9000
The elegant Logan Hotel is the epitome of luxury lodging in a vibrant Philadelphia District. On your staycation, take a drive down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or stroll down Kelly Drive and Schuylkill River Trail for stunning views. Browse the renowned art collections of Barnes Foundation or simply stay in and dine at Urban Farmer to get a taste of the Skuna Bay salmon with root vegetable couscous and agrodolce, a major crowd-pleaser. 1 Logan Sq., 215-963-1500
Situated in the heart of U-City, The Inn at Penn is conveniently located by the hottest restaurants and attractions the neighborhood has to offer. Explore ancient artifacts and images on viewing at Penn Museum or go for a walk in Penn Park. Work up an appetite and head over to White Dog Cafe, a local favorite for al fresco dining, or the hip sushi and dim sum restaurant, Pod, peddled by Stephen Starr. Top off your stay by treating yourself to one of their in-room spa services, featuring Farmaesthetics products. 3600 Sansom St., 215-222-0200
This swanky spot is the only hotel you should look for if you're looking to glam up your staycation. Retreat to Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia's Richel D’Ambra Spa and Salon for a day of indulgence, or be a tourist in your own city by checking out Reading Terminal Market and shopping around Rittenhouse Square. Dining options are endless, though you won't regret an indulgent dinner at Aqimero, where renowned chef Richard Sandoval’s expertise are on full display. 10 Ave. Of The Arts, 215-523-8000
Book a night at the elegant Wayne Hotel, just 18 miles from the city—the distance won’t matter, especially when you have an itinerary full of visiting delectable eateries and local shops. Don't skip over The Silverspoon, a cozy BYOB serving American fare with seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Luckily, it's right next to the Eagle Village Shops, which has everything from home decor to family-run clothing shops. 139 Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-687-5000