Philadelphia, Essington and Lester, are nearby areas which are also worth touring.
Travelers come from near and far to see Independence Hall, one of the most iconic attractions in the country. It is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the middle on the city.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. Admire, learn and discover in the various museums which include Mutter Museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences and Rodin Museum. Experience local and touring artists strut their stuff at the Walnut Street Theatre, the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Pay a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of American Art, to get your fix of art.
If you are looking for family fun, make a bee-line for the various child-friendly attractions. Experience some of the Earth’s most remarkable creatures at Philadelphia Zoo.
If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. Have a break in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Washington Square Park.
Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around Philadelphia should not miss out on Rittenhouse Square, the Ben Franklin National Memorial and the Buckley Recreational Field. Admire some of the holy places such as the Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the role religion in Eastwick.
Spend a few hours at the Reading Terminal Market and Italian Market for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.
While vacationing in Eastwick, don’t miss the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team in winter go into battle at Wells Fargo Center. If there is no game on, you can still visit Wells Fargo Center to catch a backstage tour.
At the end of a day seeing the sights around Eastwick, stay the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Club Quarters in Philadelphia, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City, or the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport.