The holiday season is in full swing – streets are bustling, inboxes are overflowing, and party invitations are filling up your calendar. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed, but don’t let the chaos Scrooge up your holidays. Show yourself a little appreciation during this time of giving by booking a getaway during our Cyber Monday sale. Escape to our charming boutique hotel in a vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood to experience some of the nation’s best restaurants, art and culture.
Treat yourself and then spread the love to your destination’s local organizations. Cash in some of that Cyber Monday savings to support the places that keep the neighborhood thriving. Keep Philly looking as sharp as your vacation ‘grams and humble brags when you buy, eat, and go local.
We’ve picked out a few places most deserving of your extra dollars below. Check out our top picks:
Philadelphia’s 13th Street is well-known as being one of the top shopping and eating destinations in the city. Chefs and entrepreneurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are are the masterminds behind these local favorites, as they transformed the area from a once-desolate neighborhood into trendy Midtown Village. Their collection of restaurants and boutiques are known as We <3 13th Street, including everything from a Spanish tapas bar (Jamonera) to a stylish housewares shop.
As you explore Philly, you’ll notice stunning murals painted on building exteriors every couple of blocks. You can thank Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program, for these Instagram-worthy creations. Founded as an anti-graffiti program in the 1980s, Mural Arts has produced more than 3,600 murals and earned international recognition for Philadelphia as the “City of Murals”. Discover some of these transformed public spaces with a tour, available by foot, bike, trolley, and train.
Located in the heart of the Gayborhood, The Independent Hotel proudly supports the LGBTQ community. Giovanni’s Room, the nation’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore, provides us with a selection of books for our guestrooms. When a guest takes a book home, The Independent Hotel makes a $10 donation to Philly AIDS Thrift to help local HIV/AIDS organizations.
In the spirit of giving, explore some of our other Cyber Monday hotel deals, the perfect gift this holiday. Book a stay for friends and family, or indulge in another for yourself (it’s the season of giving AND receiving, right?).
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