12 Spots To Check Out If You Want To Experience Philly Like A Local

How to see Philadelphia as the world-class destination it is.

by BDG Studios

Beyond the iconic cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia contains multitudes. Between the town’s incredible food, unpretentious nightlife, and offbeat energy, you’re bound to end your first trip to the city of brotherly love thinking, “I can imagine myself living here.”

Luckily, this town is full of distinctive neighborhoods and plush places to stay. Canopy by Hilton and Motto by Hilton are here to take the logistical headache out of your trip so that you can spend time designing your dream itinerary. These hotels are available in prime destinations, including in Philadelphia, and they’re uniquely designed to deliver the perfect combo of convenience and character that will inspire a bespoke vacation experience that’s full of adventure.

With the logistics taken care of, all there is left for you to do is get out and explore. Read on for a few places you don’t want to miss on your local’s tour of Philly.

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City

As the former location of the historic Stephen Girard building, the Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia - Center City serves up 19th Century grandeur with a vibey, mid-century modern twist. This boutique hotel is the perfect place to hang your hat if you want to quickly navigate between iconic Philly landmarks like Reading Terminal Market and Independence Hall. Check out one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes for a unique self-guided tour of the city, although you don’t need to leave the building to get a sense of Philly’s rich history — The Wayward, the Canopy Philly’s onsite dining, is inspired by Girard’s journey from Bordeaux to Philadelphia, melding brasserie faire with classic American dishes.