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13 Reasons to Explore Summer in the City with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

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Families can take summer vacation to new heights with a multiday getaway at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

Highest Situated Hotel in North America

Discover the tallest building in The City of Brotherly Love and allow the anticipation to build as the the beacon of light comes into view from highway, train, or plane. The Hotel occupies the top 12 floors of the 1,120 foot (340 metre) skyscraper, providing every guest room with unobstructed views of Philadelphia and its historic landmarks. Stay from Sunday to Friday and explore special rates and exclusive offers for an extra night above the clouds. Download the Four Seasons App to use the mobile check-in feature for an effortless arrival experience.

Wow-Worthy Arrival

The fun begins the moment guests enter the Hotel and are whisked away to the top of the city in the high-speed glass elevator ascending 60 floors in 60 seconds. After check-in, melt into the modern comfortable setting of the guests room and soak in the view with floor-to-ceiling windows. Kids can enjoy a Minion-themed amenity, mini robes and snacks waiting to enjoy while the adults say cheers to a getaway.

Afternoon of Learning at the Franklin Institute

Take a stroll down the street to discover the wonder of the Franklin Institute. This interactive museum celebrates Benjamin Franklin with science-themed attractions ranging from sports to the human body and outer space. Don’t miss the immersive Crayola IDEAworks exhibit that taps into the creativity within everyone.

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Dinner Above the Clouds

Crowning the top of the city, JG SkyHigh presents a chic and comfortable lounge specialising in casual yet elevated cuisine by Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Indulge in shareable plates, kids menu and marvel at the views all around.  Make a reservation on a Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy the Elevated Sound live-music series.

Breakfast in Bed

Wake up with Four Seasons and allow the team to deliver breakfast to your doorstep. Kid can order favourite breakfast items through the iPad located on the nightstand. The team will have breakfast delivered at the specified time so that the only thing to schedule in the morning is extra time to snuggle in bed.

Morning at the Zoo

After breakfast, head out for a morning of adventure at the Philadelphia Zoo: America’s first zoo. Learn about animal conservation while discovering primates, reptiles, big cats and more. Take a trip back in time and journey into an age where dinosaurs roamed the Earth.  Encounter 24 life-size prehistoric creatures with tickets to Big Time. Get there by taking a ride in the complimentary Four Seasons house car, a Tesla Model X.

Splash into Summer

Spend an afternoon swimming above the clouds in Philadelphia’s only infinity-edge pool. There’s no better way to soak in a warm summer afternoon than floating above the streets of Philadelphia on the 57th floor pool. Relax and rejuvenate with special weekend offerings including: tropical fruit smoothies served on the pool deck, refreshing face mist and cooled face towels. The pool is reserved as an exclusive amenity for Hotel guests.

Date Night for the Parents and a Night In for the Kids

Parents deserve a night of fun in the city - without the kids. Allow the Concierge team to arrange babysitting services while parents experience the local Philadelphia culinary scene.  Extend date night into the latter half of the evening with Night Spa: a private couples experience on the Spa’s pool deck. Enjoy the intimacy of the private pool and soak in the views while relaxing with a rejuvenating couples massage.

Four Seasons Philadelphia Tips: Arrange dinner, popcorn, or snacks to be delivered for the kids to have an in-room movie night experience. All guest rooms feature voice-activated Comcast Xfinity remotes to easily access more than 50,000 complimentary movies and TV shows available on-demand.

Breakfast in JG SkyHigh

Before the next day’s adventures, stop by JG SkyHigh for breakfast above the clouds. From fresh-squeezed juice to brioche french toast, kickstart the morning with a well-balanced meal. Children’s menu offerings are always available at all dining outlets and are served on Minion-themed plates.

Walk Through History

Experience the birthplace of America is by walking down the cobblestone streets in Old City, Philadelphia. Embark on a VIP Constitutional Walking Tour for a fully customisable experience with a personal guide to explore historical sites such as Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Carpenters' Hall, and more.  

Waterfront District

Explore Philadelphia’s thriving waterfront district, to find a collection of parks, outdoor venues, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the Blue Cross RiverRink for an afternoon carnival-style fun with a roller rink, mini golf, ferris wheel and games. After a day of exploring in the summer heat, cool off with delicious scoops of handmade ice cream from Franklin Fountain, a fully restored soda fountain offering 25 different flavours of ice cream and sodas to create old fashioned ice cream floats.

Taste of the Jersey Shore

Experience the warmth and nostalgia of summers on the Jersey Shore, right here in Philadelphia, with dinner at Vernick Fish. Indulge in a selection of east coast oysters and raw crudos, and discover a new love for seafood through Chef Greg Vernick's inventive take on his favourite hallmarks of oyster bar fare. As an ode to local, coastal destination, anticipate a handful of James’ Original Saltwater Taffy at the end of your meal.

A Treat for the Senses  

Spend the final hours of exploring Philadelphia by discovering the flavours of Reading Terminal Market. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest public markets, Reading Terminal offers a vast food bazaar with a wide array of cuisines and eateries. The northwestern corner of the market primarily houses Amish merchants from Lancaster County, who bring their farm-fresh products and distinctive prepared dishes. Stroll back to the Hotel and snap a photo with the family in front of the iconic LOVE statue in Philadelphia’s Love Park to commemorate this special trip.