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Where to Stay During Your Philadelphia Bachelorette Party Trip

First things first! If you’re planning the ultimate Philadelphia bachelorette party, you and your crew will need a fabulous place to stay! Yes, you could always “Airbnb it”. But how amazing would it be to stay at an “every amenity possible” lavish hotel? Or a boutique hotel that puts you right in the center of all the best that Philadelphia has to offer? We rounded up five of our favorite places to stay for your Philadelphia bachelorette party, below!

1) The Rittenhouse Hotel

Need a fab hotel that is within walking distance of Philadelphia’s museums, and the most amazing shopping locations the area has to offer? A stay at the Rittenhouse Hotel will put you steps away from all the best action in Rittenhouse Square. Bonus! If you find that you and the crew need a little R&R after an all-nighter, The Rittenhouse Hotel offers access to their indoor heated pool & sun terrace. PS: the views of the city from their terrace are truly Insta-worthy! For more details on staying at The Rittenhouse Hotel, or to sneak a peek of their suites, you can find them online here.

Location | 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2) Four Seasons Hotel

Could we make a “best places to stay in Philadelphia for your bachelorette party” list without mentioning the Four Seasons? Probably not! With over 100 hotels in 40 different countries, the Four Seasons name is synonymous with premier luxury stays! The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia towers over Center City. In fact, it’s the tallest tower in the city’s skyline! This five-star hotel offers on-site dining and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. So you and the girls can take in the sweeping views of the city. If you are looking to share a room with the girls that provides the best view, inquire about the Skyline Corner Suite. The Four Seasons Philadelphia also has an infinity-edge pool that is not to be missed. For more on planning your bachelorette party stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, you can find them at this link.

Location | One North 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3) Lokal Hotel Olde City Philadelphia

Founded by a husband-and-wife team, Loal Hotel in Olde City Philadelphia is a luxury boutique hotel that provides spacious rooms. When the Ludeman’s set out to create their boutique hotel they put a design-driven focus at the forefront of a Philadelphian experience. Meaning, not only is this boutique hotel filled with charm and gorgeous modern meets rustic design, but it was also designed to fit in where large-scale luxury hotels could not. Near the area’s best local cafes and boutiques!  Spaces at the Lokal Hotel range from spacious studios to two-bedroom apartments that feature a full kitchen and dining area. Can you think of a better gathering place to sip on cocktails before heading out for your Philadelphia bachelorette party? For more on booking your stay with Lokal Hotel Olde City Philadelphia, you can find them online, here.

Location | 139 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

4) Guild House Hotel

Want to check out more luxury boutique hotels in Philadelphia before making your final decision on where to stay for your bachelorette party? We love the Guild House Hotel! The concept of the Guild House Hotel was created from the elements of design, luxury amenities, and a spirit of community brought together by the area’s minority-owned businesses. Safe to say we are obsessed with it! The Guild House Hotel boasts “an experience unlike any other” and it certainly lives up its descriptor of gilded rooms. The building itself is a restored 1855 rowhome and is considered a National Historic Landmark. But, it’s been transformed into a welcoming boutique hotel where modern comforts meet historic charm. For an look inside, or to get availability for the dates of your bachelorette party in Philadelphia, you can find Guild House Hotel online, here.

Location | 1307 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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5) W Philadelphia

You might recognize this name as quickly as you recognized the Four Seasons! Located in Center City Philadelphia, the W Philadelphia is a luxury hotel packed with flawless design and pretty much every amenity possible. Adjacent to Rittenhouse Square, the W Philadelphia is a pet-friendly hotel! With private balconies and expansive views of Philadelphia’s remarkable skyline, you’ll feel like you just stepped into paradise.

The W has an on-site spa. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s “Living Room Bar” where you and the girlies can sip on expertly crafted cocktails. Depending on the time of year you are planning your bachelorette party in Philadelphia, the W also offers an outdoor pool & wet deck. But, if you’re not worried about braving the cold, you’ll be happy to know the pool deck and WET bar are open 365 days a year! For more on booking your stay at the W Philadelphia for your bachelorette party, you can find them at this link.

Location | 1439 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Can’t Miss Tours for Your Philadelphia Bachelorette Party Trip

Philadelphia is full of history! With all there is to do and see in the city of brotherly love for your bachelorette party, you might be asking yourself, where to start. You can absolutely head directly to the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall. But what about the other side of Philly? The side of Philly combines a dash of fun with the city’s history while showing you that much more. We put together a list of our 5 favorite tours for you to embark on during your bachelorette party trip to Philadelphia. With each and every one of them as unique as the next!

1) Badass Women’s History Tour of Philadelphia

Usually talks about Philadelphia are all “founding fathers this” and “founding fathers that”. But what about the badass women behind the scenes? Offered by the Beyond the Bell Tours, the Badass Women of Philly walking tour will talk you through all the forgotten founding mothers of Philadelphia! From  Hannah Callowhill Penn to Pride pioneer Barbara Gittings and more. These are the stories not told in the textbooks. The ones that highlight the women entrepreneurs, doctors, politicians, artists, and activists that have made the city what it is today. For more on the Badass Women’s History Tour of Philadelphia walking tour by Beyond the Bell, you can find their booking information online, here!

Total Cost | $59 per ticket

2) Best of Philadelphia Food Tour

A little something for the girlies who consider themselves foodies! Philadelphia is a fantastic place to sample delectable cuisine, but for the non-locals, it can be tricky to figure out where those fab bites are hiding! This small group walking tour of the city will take you to all the best places to eat through the city from Reading Terminal Market to Sansom Street. You’ll experience Philadelphia’s food scenes while eating your way through all the best local gems. Additionally, your guide will talk to you about all the behind-the-scenes knowledge and history of each location. The cost of your ticket includes lunch and your guide. However, it does not cover drinks, gratuities, or any souvenirs you may find along the way. For available dates and booking information for your bachelorette party, you can find the Best of Philadelphia Food Tour at this link!

Total Cost | $69 per ticket

3) Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

If you are absolutely dying to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, or Reading Market and everything in between all in one tour, the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is an amazing option! This tour visits all of Philly’s most historic locations, on loop. You can board this tour at any of the stops and opt for a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. This tour is fun, fast, and interactive. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon during your bachelorette party weekend in Philadelphia! What we love about this tour is that it is self-paced and provides all the views from the open top of the double-decker bus. To read more about the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour, you find information online, at this link.

Total Cost | $36 per ticket

4) Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

Hey there spooky girlies, we’ve got you covered! In the mood for a nighttime tour of the city that visits some of America’s most historic and haunted sites? This candlelit nighttime tour will lead you through Independence Hall, Society Hill, and Washington Square. All the spookiest spots that Philadelphia has to offer! During your tour, you’ll hear chilling tales about historical figures like Bishop White, Samuel and Elizabeth Powel, Philip Physick, and Ben Franklin.

If your bachelorette party in Philadelphia is a group of 15 or more, you also have the option to book Ghost Tours of Philadelphia at a group rate, for a private experience. Additionally, your storyteller for the evening will feature a combination of history, folklore, and ghost stories based on the book, Ghost Stories of Philadelphia, PA. For more information on booking this experience as part of your bachelorette party weekend in Philadelphia, you can find Ghost Tours of Philadelphia, online, here!

Total Cost | $25 per ticket

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5) South Philly Art Tour

Want to check out some of Philadelphia’s most famed murals? This small group walking tour will take you and the crew through two of the South Philly neighborhoods that are known as the city’s top public artworks. You’ll meet your guide in the afternoon before heading off to view the colorful art in the Queen Village & Bella Vista neighborhoods. Get your camera ready because there will be plenty of photo ops along the way!

To finish out your South Philly Art Tour, you’ll arrive at Magic Garden. Here, you’ll view their immersive sculptural environment. The cost of your ticket covers your admission to Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Additionally, a portion of your ticket proceeds will benefit local community art organizations! This small-group walking tour is perfect for a smaller group as it provides a personal experience while showcasing some of South Philadelphia’s best public artwork.  Can you find more information about South Philly Art Tour, at this link.

Total Cost | begins at $49 per ticket

Best Bars & Pubs for Your Philadelphia Bachelorette Party

Let’s say the hotel you choose to stay at for your Philadelphia bachelorette party has a fabulous bar on-site, you will absolutely still want to get out to experience the city’s nightlife! At least, we would. You have to spend at least one night putting yourself in the mix with locals, and enjoying a change of scenery at a fabulous pub or bar! Here are 5 of our favorite places to visit for amazing cocktails and a fun night on the town!

1) The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant

Look, you have to check out any pub that is labeled “Philadelphia’s Fave Irish Pub”. Located in historic Rittenhouse Square, this three-story colonial townhouse with an antique bar & fireplace is the perfect pub setting to give you that cozy at home feeling, but in the heart of the city. In addition to their beer menu (which features 80 brews from around the world!), you’ll also find menu classics like shepherd’s pie, sausage rolls, and Guinness Irish stew. If beer is not your thing, not to worry! The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant’s drink menu offers up mixed classics and classics with a twist. It’s also a fabulous pub to stop in for brunch! During brunch, you’ll find a selection of delectable mimosas, a traditional Irish breakfast, or modern classics like frittata and omelets. To see more of their menu, you can find them online here.

Location | 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2) The Library Bar

Intimate, sophisticated, and located in Center City, the Library Bar is a tucked-away gem among the row of bars that Rittenhouse Square has to offer! This bar is located inside the Rittenhouse Hotel. But if you opt not to stay at the hotel, you can absolutely still check out this fab bar! They serve up an exceptional selection of craft cocktails, beer, and wine. You’ll also find some of the most rare spirits of any menu in Philadelphia. The Library Bar is a great place to kick off the evening before you head out with the girls. And if you’re there on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll be in for a special treat! Live jazz performances happen every Friday and Saturday night between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. For more information, you can find the Library Bar online, here.

Location | 210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3) Ranstead Room

The art of mixology and craft cocktails? You’ll definitely want to check out the Ranstead Room! Located just behind Stephen Starr’s casual Mexican restaurant El Rey, this small, dark cocktail bar boasts a “sexy atmosphere”. With red walls and black leather booths, it’s not hard to see why!  All cocktails on their menu are the same price. But if you get stuck on what to order, ask for the ‘Bartender’s Choice’. You’ll be served a curated cocktail that has been crafted to your liking. How amazing is that? In addition to their speakeasy selection of cocktails, the Ranstead Room also offers appetizers from El Rey’s menu. Or, you can opt to order a selection of charcuterie boards from Ranstead. To find out more about this alluring speakeasy bar in Philadelphia for your bachelorette party, you can find them at this link.

Location | 2013 Ranstead St Philadelphia, PA

4) 1 Tippling Place

All the vibes at 1 Tippling Place! Think old antique shop meets library with big worn-out couches. Also a speakeasy-style lounge, 1 Tippling Place has been recognized as one of the best cocktail lounges by Food & Wine magazine! On the menu, you’ll find a mix of classic cocktails with their contemporary counterparts. The kitchen also has a grilled cheese menu! What goes better with a round of drinks than a toasty, ooey-gooey grilled cheese? Want to learn more about cocktails while you’re there? The bartenders featured at 1 Tippling Place are some of the most knowledgeable bartenders in the area. To get a read on the vibe at 1 Tippling Place, you can find them online, here.

Location | 2006 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

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5) The Dandelion

Located in Philly, The Dandelion is a sophisticated homage to a traditional British pub, and serves updated seasonal takes on UK dining! Located in Rittenhouse Square, this bi-level restaurant features seating areas, bars, hallways, rooms, and nooks dripping in personality! Oh, and did we mention the fireplace? Whether you and the ladies want to relax with a drink by the fireplace or schedule an afternoon tea in their Victorian-style dining room, The Dandelion is a must-do for your bachelorette party in Philadelphia! To take a peek at that extravagant entrance (yes, it’s that gorgeous!) or, to get a view of The Dandelion’s classic British menu offerings, you can find them here

Location | 124 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

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