As the second largest city on the East Coast and the fifth largest in the United States, Philadelphia is within a 200-mile reach of over 46 million people. It lies less than two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C. via Amtrak’s Acela Express. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is the third-busiest train station in our nation, and Market East regional rail station is linked to the city’s center. Philadelphia International Airport sits just south of town and is easily accessible for hotel-to-airport transfers by ETS.
Conventions and Meetings
Outside the convention halls, Philadelphia offers a number of historic and interesting event venues attendees will love, including the Academy of National Sciences, Center for Architecture, Independence Visitor Center and its Liberty View Ballroom, The Franklin Institute, Mask & Wig Club, Moshulu square-rigged sailing vessel, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum.
Dining and Entertainment
Although Philadelphia is famous for its Philly cheesesteaks, it is also home to Iron Chefs Jose Garces and Masaharu Morimoto, and Top Chefs Kevin Sbraga and Nicholas Elmi, along with a wide variety of regional and global cuisines.
Nearby landmarks include Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown, and bustling Rittenhouse Square. Not far away are Museum Mile and the Reading Terminal Market offering regional and international food.