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Join Philly and The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia for special activities, seasonal offerings, and lifelong Ritz-Carlton summer memories

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (June 2018) – In Philadelphia, summer is a season of nonstop fun paired with amazing events, one-of-a-kind festivals, outdoor music, beer gardens, fireworks and more. At The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia guests are enticed to experience the warm-weather with special activities and offerings only available in the city of Philadelphia.

The ideal summer retreat for East Coasters and perfect for guests of all ages, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is just a quick train or car ride away and ensures all guest’s needs are met during the joyous summer months. Here, enjoy delectable bites at the Richard Sandoval’s Aquimero restaurant, where the menu features seasonal Latin-American grilled fare or, sneak away to The Richel D’ Ambra Spa & Salon after a day of exploring for a relaxing massage, wrap or facial treatment.

Home to world-class art museums, sprawling parks, and a buzzy restaurant scene – There’s no shortage of happenings and attractions to choose from while you stay with The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia:

  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summer Fest: The Delaware River waterfront transforms into a seasonal wonderland each summer for this exciting festival, offering the city’s first outdoor roller rink, a seasonal boathouse-styled lodge, a play area for kids, carnival-style fun, and waterfront views with drinks.
  • July 4th: What better place to spend America’s 242nd birthday than in the birthplace of Independence and the city of Brotherly Love. The city which hosts two splendid firework shows on the Delaware River waterfront and above the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offers several ways to celebrate the July 4th holiday. From the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square, the Third Annual Historic District Block Party and a finale party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with a free Pitbull concert – there’s no lack of activities to choose from. Full details available on
  • The 2018 40th Street Summer Series: A free outdoor series boasting internationally-recognized talent and co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda, this series takes place on Saturday’s June 23rd, July 14th, August 18th and September 15th on one of West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut. With activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6:00 p.m., this Summer Series has grown into one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City.
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park: The beloved temporary park invites visitors to lounge on colorful hammocks, enjoy delicious food from its floating restaurant, cool off with drafts from the beer garden and hang out and play games – ping pong, shuffleboard and more – along its waterfront boardwalk.
  • The Museum of The American Revolution: Philadelphia’s newest museum pays homage to the city’s rich history. First opening its doors on the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard round the world,” here, visitors can learn stories of well-known and everyday people who experienced the tumult through galleries, engaging films and a collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, diaries and works of art.
  • LOVE PARK: Check out Philadelphia’s iconic John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE PARK, following its recent 21st-century upgrades. The overhaul to the popular public space included adding green space, structural improvements, installing a new water feature, creating concession areas and opening up access to the park. Here, check out Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue, which has resided in the space almost continuously since 1976.
  • Local Beer Gardens and Restaurants: The city boasts several open-air spaces perfect for summer night drinks out with friends and family. From the classic Frankford Hall in Fishtown, to Morgan’s Pier and more, there’s no shortage of beer gardens to take in the warmer weather. Nicely paired, Philadelphia’s strong all-day-and-night dining scene boasts upscale restaurants with a flexible schedule. Food-centric cafes offer light fare, anytime and finer restaurants transform from casual by day to upscale at night.

Make sure you make the most of your Summer Friday’s this year and experience all of the above Philly happenings with the award-winning hotel’s “Visit Philly Summer Getaway” package. Providing the perfect excuse to explore much of what the city has to offer at ease, until September 3rd, the package includes free hotel parking, two (2) tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, two (2) tickets for a ride on the #VisitPhilly Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfes, (1) $25 gift card to CHeU Noodle restaurants, two (2) tickets for Philly Mini Golf and a ride on Parx Liberty Carousel at Franklin Square, two (2) passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and one (1) $10 Lyft credit for new and existing riders.

Between New York City and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is an easy-to-reach destination perfect for a quick weekend escape. With The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia as their home base, first-time visitors will find that the City of Brotherly Love is about so much more than cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell.

More information on the package inclusions can be seen here: