University of Pennsylvania
Founded by Benjamin Franklin, this prestigious Ivy League university hosts campus tours, special events, and a wide variety of interesting things to do. Join us at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, located on UPenn's campus, and explore the many ways our community brings excitement and discovery to Penn’s historic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Franklin Institute
Be sure to spend time at this cultural institution during your weekend visit to Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute was founded in 1824 in honor of Benjamin Franklin; today, Pennsylvania’s most visited museum features a 20-foot-tall marble statue of the scientist and Founding Father. There are a host of wonderful things to do at this hands-on science museum; highlights include an IMAX theater, a Baldwin 60000 Locomotive, Space Command’s simulated earth-orbit research station, and a weather station.
Reading Terminal Market
Established in 1892, Reading Terminal Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmer's market. Here you’ll enjoy virtually every type of cuisine, including authentic favorites like the Philadelphia Cheesesteak.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art today covers 10 acres and houses more than 300,000 works of art, spanning 2,000 years. Discover one-of-a-kind pieces at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country.
Located in Independence Mall at 6th Street and Market Street, the Independence Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your tour of one of America’s most historic cities. Stop by the center for a free orientation of the culture, history, shopping and things to do throughout Philadelphia.
Founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier, and philanthropist, Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia. It is just a few steps away from our hotel.
Citizens Bank Park
Citizens Bank Park is home to the city's beloved Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. This 43,651-seat outdoor ballpark features a state-of-the-art HD video board, known as the Phanavision, which is the largest LED display in the National League.
Wells Fargo Center
The Wells Fargo Center is home to Philadelphia's professional basketball and hockey teams, the 76ers and the Flyers. It's also the premier entertainment arena in Philadelphia, hosting over 250 games, concerts, family shows, and other special events throughout the year.
Lincoln Financial Field
Cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles at the newly renovated Lincoln Financial Field, which provides spectators with one of the most exciting atmospheres in professional football. If you're visiting Philadelphia on a weekend during the fall or winter, a game at "The Linc" should be on your list of things to do.