Discover the Convention Center District and Market East

Anchored by the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this bustling district is also home to the nation’s first art museum and art school, one of the city’s most sought-after dining destinations, and some of the most iconic artwork in Philadelphia. The district is also just steps away from the Chinatown, Spring Arts, and Washington Square West neighborhoods.

Things To Do

Admire a wealth of murals, sculptures and other outdoor art, head inside a local museum to view new exhibitions and shop tax-free styles from top downtown shopping destinations.

To Do

Where to Eat and Drink

Many of Philadelphia’s essential eats are just steps from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including the 128-year-old Reading Terminal Market (and its over 80 vendors) and Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern, McGillin’s.

Eat and Drink

Places to Stay

Thanks to its centralized location, there are no shortage of hotels in the Convention Center District and surrounding areas, with over 14,000 hotel rooms within a short walk of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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3 Self-Guided Walking Tours From The Convention Center

Explore art, history and local foods with these self-guided walking tours starting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in the heart of Philadelphia.

Walking Tour

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