Why Choose Philadelphia


The Clear Choice for Your Next Meeting or Convention

With a state-of-the-art Convention Center located in the heart of the city (boasting the largest ballroom on the East Coast), plus world-class shopping, nightlife, culture, dining and thousands of hotel rooms all within a few blocks, there is nothing missing in this modern metropolis.

World Heritage City logo

Add in the city’s excellent off-site venues and our award-winning hospitality industry, and you’ll see that the list of all Philadelphia has to offer within a compact, walkable downtown is as long as our history.

The second-largest city on the East Coast and sixth-largest in the United States, Philadelphia is within 200 miles of 46 million people. It’s the cradle of liberty, a city of medical firsts and the only World Heritage City in the nation. It’s home to James Beard Award-winning chefs, was named one of the most walkable cities in the nation and lies less than 2 hours from New York City and Washington, D.C., by Amtrak. See more of Philadelphia By The Numbers here.

Read more about what we do for you, including how our specialized business development divisions (PHL Diversity, PHL Life Sciences and PHL Sports) are here to help you make your meeting or event a success.

Contact PHLCVB Sales or submit your RFP today!

Convention Center

Convention Center Sales Brochure

Learn More

business development divisions

Business Development Divisions

PHL Diversity
PHL Sports
PHL Life Sciences

Learn More

Getting Here

Getting Here & Getting Around

Learn More

New Online Venue Search

New Online Venue Search

Learn More

Register & Save

Register with for free to save your favorites for future visits

View My List

See what you've added to "Favorites"