Cycle the City with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Take in the crisp air and the changing foliage while cycling on complimentary electric bikes for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia guests from local retailer Cadence Bicycles. The team has curated journeys with pre-set routes and highlighted points of interest organised through "Ride with GPS."
Footsteps Of Our Founding Fathers
Journey down idyllic tree lined streets to historic Old City, Philadelphia while discovering the birthplace of the nation including monuments, and museums dedicated to preserving the country’s rich history. All experiences within Independence National Historic Park are complimentary, including the famed Liberty Bell.
Discover these sights on a 7‑mile (11 kilometre) journey through history by way of complimentary electric bicycles for Hotel guests:
1. Liberty Bell Center
The State House Bell, now known as the Liberty Bell rang in the tower of Independence Hall. It’s the bell that would ring to call lawmakers to their meetings and townspeople together to hear the reading of the news. It wasn’t until 1830 that the bell would begin to take in significance as a symbol of liberty.
2. Independence Hall
Visionary moments in the creation of the nation unfolded in this monumental stopping point on Independence Mall. Stop for a guided tour inside to visit the Assembly Room, arranged as it was during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
3. National Constitution Center
It’s only four pages long, but the US Constitution is among the most influential and important documents in the history of the world. The museum dives into all aspects of this amazing document ‑ drafted just a few blocks away ‑ through high‑tech exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays.
4. Benjamin Franklin’s Grave
The last resting place of one of Philadelphia’s most iconic residents, Benjamin Franklin. Urban legend suggests visitors toss a penny onto the grave for good luck.
5. Museum of the American Revolution
Uncover the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self‑government.
Take the scenic route and cycle along the city’s bike-friendly Schuylkill River Trail while watching local collegiate and recreational crew teams row down the River. On the journey back, venture through historic Fairmount Park and breathe in the cool autumn air.
Discover these sights on a 12.5 mile (20 kilometre) journey along the West and East sides of the Schuylkill River by way of the Hotel’s complimentary electric bicycles for Hotel guests:
1. Boathouse Row
Rowers of all ages and skill levels flock here to practice, compete and explore the sport of rowing down the Schuylkill River, be it a single rower on a peaceful morning or an exciting weekend regatta with fanfare.
2. Fairmount Water Works
This National Historic Landmark that was once home to Philadelphia’s water department, then a popular restaurant and lounge, now serves as a landmark location for events offering breath-taking views of Boathouse Row and Center City’s skyline.
3. Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill is one of the few cemeteries in the nation to be honoured with the designation of National Historic Landmark. This historic garden or rural cemetery originally founded in 1836 as the second major rural cemetery in the United States is a bucolic retreat nestled within the city’s limits overlooking the Schuylkill River, a perfect location for a leisurely picnic.
4. Playing Angels Sculpture
Carl Milles’ slender angelic figures combine conservative, pictorial elements with poetic spirit as his Playing Angels appeal to the public through their childlike innocence and vulnerability.
5. John B. Kelly Sculpture
Great champion oarsman John B. Kelly, Sr. (1889-1960) appears in a single scull in this bronze monument erected by the Friends of Jack Kelly. A native Philadelphian, Kelly was a three-time Olympic champion in Men’s Rowing, winning the Gold Medal in singles and doubles in 1920 and the doubles in 1924.
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