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Uncovering Philly's Luxury Scene

Looking for an upscale experience in the city of Brotherly Love? Here are our top luxury recommendations in Philadelphia.

Admit it – when you think of Philly, one of the first things you probably think about is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was an iconic show, we can’t blame you. But the City of Brotherly Love might in fact have more in common with Bel-Air than you realized! If you’re looking to be pampered and indulged, Philadelphia offers many opportunities to sample the finer things and treat yourself like the freshest of prince or princess. Here’s our sample itinerary to enjoy a luxurious day in Philadelphia.

Check in to your castle. With a name synonymous with class, The Ritz-Carlton is the perfect place to call your home away from home while you’re staying in Philadelphia. Located in the heart of the city, this opulent hotel offers all the decadent amenities you expect from the Ritz-Carlton brand.

Indulge in a high-end shopping spree. Head to the King of Prussia Mall, one of the most desirable shopping destinations in the country. You’ll find all your favorites: Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Gucci… they’re all here. And of course, no shopping trip is complete without a snack break, so be sure to check out the dining options, including many upscale restaurants.

Explore in style. Of course, there are many different options when it comes to guided tours of Philadelphia, but you don’t have to sacrifice your craving for a more luxurious experience. Look for one of the city tours in a luxury car, the best way to see all the sights in elegance and comfort. Of course, there are also plenty of guided walking tours available if you prefer to see the city on foot.

Pamper yourself. After a hard day of shopping and exploring, it’s time for some relaxation. The offerings at the iconic Rittenhouse Spa will have you feeling like a brand-new being. Try their Signature Chocolate & Champagne Facial or a Bespoke Signature Massage (or both). The Spa also features a saltwater pool, steam room, and outdoor deck, accessible to any spa guest along with your treatments.

Feeling hungry? All that pampering probably worked up an appetite, so let’s head over to Zahav, where James Beard award-winning chef, Michael Solomonov, will delight you with his mouthwatering, Israeli-inspired dishes. The seasonal menu contains such tantalizing treats as whipped hummus, pomegranate lamb, and date-glazed eggplant. Be sure to make reservations as far in advance as possible, as this is one of the most coveted dining spots in town. Once you’ve tasted these delectable offerings, you’ll understand why.

Hit the speakeasy. For a taste of eras gone by and a distinctly unique end to your day, find The Franklin Bar, an old-fashioned speakeasy, featuring a selection of exotic cocktails that will blow your mind. Even the most well-traveled cocktail aficionado will find something to impress them on the extensive menu. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the selection on offer, one of the bartenders will be more than happy to assist you.

With a massive selection of upscale shopping destinations, top-tier restaurants, premium hotels, and unique excursions, it’s easy to have a perfectly delicious, elegant experience in the City of Brotherly Love. Whatever you choose to do, the unique local charm and hospitality, along with the diversity of activities on offer, will be sure to charm you and make you want to visit Philadelphia again and again.


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Vernita Patterson,


I am a retired school administrator and I enjoy helping others. Well versed in the fun, relaxation and rigors that traveling can bring. I'm living my best life through travel and I want to help you to do the same. I will design and organize a stunning itinerary so that you will have a fantabulous and one of a kind vacation.

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