As previous Bus Philadelphia articles have already mentioned, the perfect time to visit Philadelphia is in the Spring, because it’s no longer too cold and hotel rates are moderate. But when you want room rates at their most reasonable or cheapest, then winter is your best bet.
Winter may be very cold, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the city. There’s nothing a jacket, a good pair of boots, and thick mittens cannot solve.
Now here’s Bus Philadelphia’s list of places to go and things to do when you find yourself in the city during the winter season.
1. Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration
Feel the magic of the yuletide season at Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration. It features Scuba Santa and his elves, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, together with all the fish, sharks, and sea turtles.
2. Blue Cross RiverRink
Ice skating at this Olympic-sized ice rink at Penn’s Landing is a Philadelphia wintertime tradition.
3. Christmas In Peddler’s Village
Peddler’s Village in Bucks County boasts of more than 70 specialty shops that offer lovely items for your holiday shopping. Not to mention the village’s charm and the festive decorations that make it a postcard-worthy scene.
4. Holiday POPS!
Enjoy the holiday season with seasonal classics and gospel music performances by Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.
5. Longwood Gardens Christmas
A visit to the city during the holiday season will never be complete without dropping by Longwood Gardens to see the dazzling lights and the spectacular fountain shows.
6. The Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Get into the spirit of the holidays by taking your family to this European wonderland at Love Park.
7. The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
The Christmas Light Show at Macy’s has been a Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1955.
Philadelphia is indeed a wonderful time to spend the holidays or the rest of the winter season with loved ones. Make sure to check out the city’s schedule of events and activities online to get more ideas on what to do and where to go.
And, if you are traveling with a group or with a bunch of other people and loved ones, call on Bus Philadelphia for your transportation needs.