Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center120,774 sq. m
Guest Rooms17,276
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,408 guest rooms
Special event venues80
Average room rate$183.00
Daily food cost$53.52
Occupancy rate76.6%
Tax rate7%

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

"Where entrepreneurs meet artists" —National Geographic Traveler, “Best Trips to Take in 2020.” Philadelphia is the ONLY city in the U.S. to be selected by National Geographic’s travel experts for the 25 most exciting destinations for 2020. Home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions, and distinct neighborhoods, the publication cites the “glimmer of new possibilities” Philadelphia offers. The city has a genuine energy and spirit that can be incorporated into your next event. • GUIDANCE IN SELECTING THE RIGHT VENUE — Philadelphia has unique and historic special event venues, including the Pennsylvania Convention Center, an ASM Global-managed and LEED-certified facility, with 1 million square feet of saleable space. • INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS — Introductions to potential partners, sponsors and networks to boost attendance. • KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY CONTACTS — Access to industry experts and thought leaders to serve as speakers and panelists to enhance programming. • EXPANDING HOTEL PACKAGE — Philadelphia has one of the most compact housing packages in the country with more than 13,500 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Philadelphia has big city amenities with an accessible, small-town vibe. Our team and our city stand ready to welcome you and help exceed goals for your event.


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Distance from airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport

    12.87 km from city center


Local Attractions

Rocky Statue

The monumental Rocky Statue, created by A. Thomas Schomberg for Sylvester Stallone's movie Rocky III, is located at the base of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA

Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution tells the remarkable story of the U.S.'s founding through original artifacts in immersive settings.
101 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19106

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Explore Philadelphia's diverse outdoor art by trolley, train or guided walking tour. Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation's largest public art program, has produced more than 4,000 colorful murals.

Independence National Historical Park

Historical landmark
Learn about the city's part and its role in shaping the nation at Independence National Historical Park. Tour Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the U.S. Constitution was debated and adopted. After, swing by the Liberty Bell to see the cracked icon of American freedom up close and explore the Benjamin Franklin Museum, located in Franklin Court, the site of the revered statesman's former home.
525 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, US 19106

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is one of the world's greatest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early modern paintings, including the largest holdings of paintings by Renoir and Cezanne.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Fashion District Philadelphia

Just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of the city's newest attractions: Fashion District Philadelphia, a go-to for fashionable finds, engaging entertainment and modern dining. The destination is home to retailers like Century 21, Ulta, H&M, and Nike Factory Store, as well as City Winery, a restaurant that doubles as a live-music venue. Also on-site are a dine-in AMC movie theater and Round 1, an upscale bowling alley with ping pong, pool tables and arcade games.
9th & Market St.
Philadelphia, PA