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Pennsylvania Convention Center Introduction

Occupying 6 city blocks in City Center, the Pennsylvania Convention Center consists of over 2 million square feet of space including the largest ballroom in the Northeast, panoramic views of Philadelphia’s famous city hall, and a remarkable Pennsylvania-based art collection. Since its opening in 1993, it has hosted several trade shows and events, ranging from the Philadelphia Flower Show to the Tattoo Arts Convention. The center’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors on North Broad Street lead to Philadelphia’s arts and cultural districts, while the Arch Street exit leads to the vibrant Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown, and the city’s Historic District.

Hotels near Pennsylvania Convention Center

A variety of hotels surround the Pennsylvania Convention Center, although the closest ones are towards the higher end of the price range. You’ll find 3 and 4-star chains with restaurants, bars, and indoor pools, as well as luxury hotels with spas and city-view rooms. There’s also a wide selection of business hotels and family-friendly properties. The best time to visit for a hotel bargain is during the spring months between March and May when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer tourists. If you don’t mind cool or cold weather, you’ll get cheaper hotel rates from September to February.

Where to stay near Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is in Center City, Philadelphia’s vibrant, riverbound downtown. At its heart is Market East, home to the convention center, Chinatown, and the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, Reading Terminal Market. Full of hotels and pedestrian-friendly maps, its a convenient neighborhood for lodging. Nearby Old City features cobblestone streets, and historic institutions such as Independence Hall. It’s a popular tourist area with stylish boutiques, an eclectic art scene, and lively nightlife, attracting both history buffs and barflies. The chic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood boasts picturesque, tree-lined streets, alfresco dining, high-end boutiques, and cozy pubs, plus premium accommodations.

Things to see near Pennsylvania Convention Center

A 6-minute walk away, Macy’s Center City will delight shoppers. It's a prime retail space which houses the famous 1904 ‘Great Pipe Organ’ in its Grand Court. About a half-mile west, families can explore the city’s famous American Revolutionary War landmarks including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, across from the National Constitution Center. A short walk from Old City is Penn’s Landing, a vibrant waterfront area along the Delaware River hosting year-round, family-friendly events. Some of the city’s finest museums are along Benjamin Franklin Parkway; lined with international flags and outdoor sculptures, it’s a mile from the Convention Center.

How to get to Pennsylvania Convention Center

In the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is easily accessible by car, train, taxi, rail, and bus. SEPTA, an extensive bus/subway/commuter-rail system links the city’s neighborhoods with stops and stations adjacent to the convention center. SEPTA's Regional Rail connects passengers from the suburbs to Jefferson Station, a 5 minute walk from the convention center. The Airport Line Regional Rail directly transports visitors from Philadelphia International Airport to Jefferson Station in under 25 minutes. The city is also bike-friendly and walkable. Center City is between I-76 and I-95, and parking options are within blocks of the convention center.