Thinking of going to the Made in America festival in August? This event runs this year on August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia. Headliners include Cardi B and Travis Scott. This is a good time to book your weekend or a week-long vacation.
There are many great hotels in King of Prussia that are close to the festival and all the other entertainment that Philly has to offer. One popular choice is the Hyatt House Philadelphia/King of Prussia, which will allow you to make the most out of your stay. You can enjoy a shopping trip at the King of Prussia Mall and then eat a first-class meal at Fogo de Chao. The hotel offers comfortable amenities such as free breakfast featuring the Omelet Bar, complimentary parking, and an indoor pool.
The Windsor Suites Philadelphia is another great choice. It’s right next to the festival grounds and convenient to downtown Philadelphia. It’s the perfect place to stay when you’re rolling with a big crew as its suites-focused model lets you book large rooms that accommodate lots of visitors.
There is also plenty to do in Philadelphia. Here are five things you don’t want to miss out on.
Take a Photo in Front of the Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is the perfect place to take a selfie or a group photo. It provides a fun and specific backdrop for your Instagram feed. And once you’re done, put down your phone so you can enjoy the incredible details on this massive bell. It’s the symbol for abolitionists, suffragists, and others who have fought for freedom. The great thing about The Liberty Bell is that it’s free to visit and there’s no ticket needed. It attracts millions of tourists from around the world who want to take a photo of the glass walls hovering over Independence Hall.
Enjoy the View at Philly’s Rooftop Bars
Want a place with a view? Grab a drink and soak up the views at the numerous rooftop bars and hotels in King of Prussia. Plus, you don’t even have to do this on a clear and sunny day. Philadelphia has restaurants with covered rooftops which can be enjoyed in rain or shine. But it’s not advisable to enjoy the rooftop bar when it’s thundering and lightning. Virtually all of the rooftop bars in Philly have an impressive beer and wine menu.
Go on a Constitutional Walking Tour
Philadelphia is one of the best cities in the U.S. to explore on foot. Something not to miss when you explore this city is the Constitutional Walking Tour. This tour will guide you through the Independence National Historic Park for an hour and 15 minutes. You’ll get to see 20 historic sites in the center of Philadelphia, including the Betsy Ross House, Declaration House, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center. And of course, you’ll get to see the Liberty Bell. This guided tour only costs $19, which is a steal since you’ll get an up-close look at all of these historic sites.
Try an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak
If you’re traveling to Philadelphia for the very first time, then you need to try the Philly cheesesteak. It’s essentially the main dish this city is known for. The Philly cheesesteak contains finely chopped steak, fried onions, and various cheeses on a hoagie roll. To avoid a Philly row, you only have two options for cheese: American or Cheez Whiz.
Then you have to choose “wit” or “witout” onions. It’s hard to say which place has the best Philly cheesesteak because they’re all delicious. But if you want an authentic Philly cheesesteak, then go to Geno’s Steaks or Pat’s King of Steaks, both of which are located on the corner of Passyunk Avenue and South 9th Street.
Grab a Drink & Listen to More Live Music
Before your trip is all said and done, you’ll want to head over to Bob & Barbara’s, which is located on South Street. The drinks are good, plentiful, and not too expensive. There’s a different musician or band performing every night. Plus, on Friday and Saturday nights is when you’ll enjoy some live jazz or soul music. Sundays are when you’ll want to get your karaoke fix.