5 Reasons That Make Philadelphia a Top Urban Spring Break Destination

February 27, 2023,
Philadelphia, U.S.A.

With spring break around the corner, it’s not too late to plan a family getaway. Being one of the oldest cities in the United States, Philadelphia offers a tremendous range of family-friendly activities, ideal for every type of spring break destination.  The "City of Brotherly Love" is home to numerous iconic landmarks and historical sites, museums, parks, and gardens that cater to families of all ages. From exploring the birthplace of America to indulging in the diverse culinary scene, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is surrounded by an abundance of activities and attractions, so families can create unforgettable memories while experiencing the city's rich cultural heritage and exciting offerings. Whether you're interested in history, art, science, or simply enjoying the outdoors, Philadelphia promises a perfect blend of education, entertainment, and relaxation for the entire family.

Disney 100: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute

Just steps away from the Hotel, experience one of the nation’s most popular science museums where kids can have hands-on experiences with anatomy, electricity, technology, astronomy and sports for a fun yet educational day.

Created for the 100-year celebration of The Walt Disney Company, the world premiere exhibition will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling fans since 1923. Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the company’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions. Tickets for the exhibition are available for purchase here.

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Located in the heart of South Philly, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will mesmerize adults and teens alike with its gorgeous display of tiles, recycled bottles and mirror fragments. Go on a scavenger hunt or take a guided Morning Magic tour though the site in a tranquil setting before they open to the public and learn about the background, influences and techniques of the legendary local artist Isaiah Zagar. Available Wednesdays, and Friday-Sunday at 10:00 am. Tickets to the Magic Gardens are available for purchase here.

The Universal Sphere at Comcast Technology Center

From Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks & Resorts, and Comcast Labs, the Comcast Technology Center is home to The Universal Sphere, a complimentary cinematic experience featuring a short film The Power of I, which aims to celebrate the power of ideas. To reserve your spot, you can sign up for through the Comcast website. The Universal Sphere is a Certified Autism Center and is featured in the Autism Travel Directory, a national database of certified organizations created to help families plan trips to safe and secure destinations that offer accessible, inclusive attractions.

Kid-Friendly Amenities at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

After a day of travel or following an afternoon of exploring the city, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is the perfect place to unwind. Children can lounge in signature Four Seasons robes and slippers, as well as enjoy Minion bathroom amenities tailored just for them.

Our Guest Relations team is eager to personalize your room to celebrate the occasion of your stay, complete with activities such as colouring books or house-baked cookies waiting to be decorated.

Splash Away in the Sky

Reserved as an exclusive amenity for registered Hotel guests, our infinity-edge pool is an experience not to be missed. Soak in sky high views while you splash the day away, with special family hours at the pool on the 57th floor, open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.