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Vacation Around the Corner: The Best Luxury Staycations in Philadelphia

In a city as grand as Philadelphia, you don't have to go very far in order to unplug, get a change of scenery and indulge in a few extra luxuries.

So go ahead—shut off your work email, dust off that list of historic sites and museums you haven't gotten around to yet, and treat yourself to a night (or several) of the following:

The Rittenhouse

From food to fitness, there's a reason we can't make it through a series of recommendations without coming back to The Rittenhouse. It's simple, really—from the Executive King rooms to the Presidential Suite, one just can't match the luxuries and amenities to be found here. Spend your days at the previously raved about spa and your events with full housekeeping and dining services at your fingertips. You may never get around to leaving. 

The Morris House Hotel

Walk through the doors of the Morris House Hotel and you’ll become part of a history that began in 1787. Named for the family that lived there for more than 120 years, Morris House is now one of Philadelphia’s most sought-after lodgings. With fifteen unique rooms, a prime location just steps behind The Ayer Condominium on historic Washington Square, comforting amenities and a variety of specialty packages to cater to every guest, the Morris House Hotel is an ideal spot for exploring the city or as an idyllic resort.

Rittenhouse 1715

Marble baths, fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows—Rittenhouse 1715 is less a hotel than an experience, a piece of art, a neighborhood institution and a boutique. Designed as a retreat from a hectic work life or the hustle and bustle, this beautiful property has historic charm and charming intimacy in spades. From teatime to picnic baskets, you won't find a warmer or more welcoming atmosphere than at Rittenhouse 1715. 

Spirit of Philadelphia 

Nothing says vacation like a cruise, but if you can't get away for a couple of weeks, at least snag a few hours for yourself on the Spirit of Philadelphia for dinner on the Delaware, midnight drinks on the water or the Yards Brew Cruise for local beer lovers. Make sure to reserve a table by the window and revel in the uninterrupted view of Philadelphia's most iconic landmarks.