Explore Philadelphia

A Summer Getaway to Philadelphia

A weekend trip to Philadelphia is full of great food, fun activities and memorable summer experiences.

This article contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission at no cost to our readers. 

Summer in Philadelphia is a fun and educational destination for the entire family. Here, you’ll find attractions and museums for all ages, amazing restaurants, and unique experiences. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you here, along with a couple of "Summerfest" recipes from Loews Philadelphia Hotel!

Summer in Philadelphia

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Loews Philadelphia Hotel provides a wonderfully central location close to numerous attractions, shopping areas and, of course, plenty of restaurants. You’re only half a mile from the Independence Visitor Center, less than a mile from the Betsy Ross House and less than a mile from the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square. Guestrooms are equipped with Julien Farel Restore toiletries, comfortable workspaces and high-quality linens that might make leaving your room that much more difficult. 

If you’re looking to relax, the property’s onsite salon and spa will surely keep you pampered; those in search of a quick workout can enjoy the fitness center equipped with Peloton bikes. Loews Philadelphia Hotel also has amenities for families (in case you forgot items like your stroller) and your furry friends. Onsite restaurant Bank & Bourbon serves breakfast, brunch (on weekends) and dinner daily so you can fuel up before a day of sightseeing. 

Loews Philadelphia Hotel | WhereTraveler
Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Courtesy Loews Hotels & Co.)

“Summerfest” at Loews Philadelphia Hotel

This summer, Loews Philadelphia Hotel is celebrating “Summerfest” with exclusive cocktails in partnership with SelvaRey Rum. The property shared its special “Pina Colada Milk Punch” recipe with us along with a “Philly Sunrise” mocktail so you can enjoy “Summerfest” from home! 

Pina Colada Milk Punch

  • SelvaRey Rum
  • Coconut water
  • Falernum
  • Demerara syrup, 
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lime juice
  • Milk 

Mix ingredients. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a brandied cherry.

Philly Sunrise 


  • Orange juice
  • House-made sour mix
  • Ginger ale
  • Grenadine

Mix ingredients. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

>>>>>Things to Do in Philadelphia>>>>>