Discover the metropolitan area of Chinatown—restaurants, Chinatown, and sights like African American Museum.

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Top Hotels in Chinatown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
3 out of 5
1201 Race Street, Philadelphia
$101/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
3.8/5Good! (1,661 reviews)

"the location and staff, nice bar restaurant, very responsive to requests"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Center City-Convention Ctr
3 out of 5
1301 Race St, Philadelphia
$94/night
Aug 6 - Aug 7
4.2/5Excellent! (2,005 reviews)

"Very clean and spacious rooms with all the simply everyday amenities one might need. Location is in downtown near all the popular tourist locations. Great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Center City-Convention Ctr
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Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
3 out of 5
1100 Arch St, Philadelphia
$134/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4/5Very Good! (1,974 reviews)

"Hotel is Close to a lot of attractions and restaurants in the city."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
2.5 out of 5
1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia
$152/night
Aug 4 - Aug 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,571 reviews)

"Nice clean new hotel just across the Reading Terminal market"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
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Fairmount Guest House/Center City/Convention Ctr/Chinatown
2.5 out of 5
1017 Arch St, Philadelphia
$79/night
Jul 22 - Jul 23
4.1/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"The owner was kind and warm-hearted. The room was tidy. However, it is hard to find the address. It should have a billboard or at least the street number outside the building."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

Fairmount Guest House/Center City/Convention Ctr/Chinatown
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Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia Convention Center
2 out of 5
1227 Race St, Philadelphia
$108/night
Jul 23 - Jul 24
3.2/5 (1,745 reviews)

"Great front desk staff. Also room attendants were attentive throughout my stay"…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Philadelphia Convention Center

Popular things to do in Chinatown

African American Museum
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African American Museum

Interactive exhibits tell the story of African-American heritage from pre-colonial times to today.

Liberty Bell Center
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Liberty Bell Center

Set in the historical heart of the city, this glass pavilion that houses America’s symbol of independence is one of the most visited sights in Philadelphia.

Independence Hall
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Independence Hall

Learn more about the local history when you visit Independence Hall, a well-known historical site in Philadelphia. Amble around this vibrant area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Reading Terminal Market
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Reading Terminal Market

An enclosed market where you can sample Philly cheesesteaks, shoofly pies, soft pretzels and other local treats, or stock up on organic produce and handmade crafts.

Villanova University
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Villanova University

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Villanova University, a top college in Radnor. Discover the acclaimed art scene and shops in this vibrant area.

Philadelphia Zoo
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Philadelphia Zoo

The oldest zoo in the country is an American favorite because of its breeding program for rare species, outstanding permanent habitats and eco-friendly approach. 

Top activities in Chinatown

One Liberty Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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One Liberty Observation Deck Admission Tickets

$15

No trip to Philly would be complete without a visit to the One Liberty Observation Deck, a vantage point that lets you soak up sweeping city views from 57 floors up. Enjoy admission to the world-class lookout and enhance your experience with a healthy dose of US history.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia

$25

Little builders and would-be architects of all ages can get into the hands-on fun at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, whether it's making your own vehicles in the Build & Test Zone, catching a 4-D film featuring your favorite LEGO characters, or checking out the LEGO model of Philadelphia's skyline.

Philadelphia Pass: 30+ Attractions, Museums & Tours
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Philadelphia Pass: 30+ Attractions, Museums & Tours

$61

Experience the best that Philadelphia has to offer and save up to 45 percent on admission! With unlimited access to over 35 top attractions and fast-track entry at a range of locations, save time and money with a Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive pass.

Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise

$120

Set sail aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for an evening of delectable food, spectacular skyline views, and lively entertainment. With a refreshing cocktail in hand, relax on the open-air top deck or dance the night away as the DJ spins Top 40 hits.

Philadelphia & Amish Country Day Trip from New York
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Philadelphia & Amish Country Day Trip from New York

$169

Spend a day discovering the historic sights and iconic American landmarks of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, before heading out into the Pennsylvania countryside for an authentic Amish immersion, complete with a market lunch and a horse-drawn buggy ride.

The Philadelphia Sightseeing Flex Pass
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The Philadelphia Sightseeing Flex Pass

$45

History Lives in Philadelphia. Find freedom with the Sightseeing Flex Pass, your key to over 35 iconic landmark destinations & experiences, including convenient Hop-On, Hop-Off tours through four centuries of history.

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Kids in the City: Philadelphia
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Kids in the City: Philadelphia

Family-friendly suggestions for what to do, where to stay, and where to eat in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love

Hitting the jackpot in Philadelphia
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Hitting the jackpot in Philadelphia

The nation's No. 2 gambling market? Philadelphia

Other neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Center City
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Center City

Urban, Museums, Culture

A vibrant neighborhood, Center City offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood's architecture and college atmosphere are just a couple of its charming qualities. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the museums and art scene.

Old City
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Old City

Historical Buildings, Museums, Urban

Old City is a historic, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its festivals. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the museums and live music.

University City
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University City

Universities, Urban, Architecture

A welcoming neighborhood, University City offers a variety of options for restaurants and cafés. The neighborhood's architecture, skyline, and college atmosphere are just some of its charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the museums and live music.

South Philadelphia
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South Philadelphia

Sports, Baseball, Urban

South Philadelphia is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its friendly people. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the live music and theater scene.

Northeast Philadelphia
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Northeast Philadelphia

Small Town, Friendly People, Hockey

A welcoming neighborhood, Northeast Philadelphia offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood's small-town vibe and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Rittenhouse Row
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Rittenhouse Row

Urban, Architecture, Culture

Rittenhouse Row is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood's architecture, friendly people, and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the art scene and shopping.