philly skyline with penn in foreground

City Guides

City of Philadelphia

The official website of the city government provides comprehensive information on topics ranging from recreation and the arts to education, employment, and housing.

Greater Philadelphia Travel Guide (Visit Philly)

The city’s visitor and tourism site, Visit Philadelphia, provides an extensive list of things to do, places to stay, and where to eat in the five counties that make up the Philadelphia region.

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

The city’s global convention and visitors site provides information for travel professionals, meeting planners, and the hospitality industry, as well as news about upcoming special events.

Campus Philly

Find your fit, cultivate your community, and discover why Philadelphia is the best city ever to be a college student.

uwishunu Tourism Blog

Philadelphia’s go-to resource for finding out about what’s happening in and around the city.

Hotels & Shopping

Lodging on Campus

The Inn at Penn and the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel offer centrally located accommodations.

Online Lodging Resources

Find lodging online with Citysearch.

Other Lodging Opportunities around Philadelphia

Visit Penn Travel’s website for more information about securing lodging in and around Philadelphia.


Covering 10 city blocks across Penn’s campus are hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, and distinctly West Philly attractions for students and tourists alike. From quick grab-and-go meals to fine dining experiences, retail splurges or just the essentials, SHOP PENN is a great day trip or resource for the Penn community.

philadelphia skyline at night over the river
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Schuylkill River Path
Philadelphia Art Museum
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Philadelphia Art Museum, Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC
franklin institute with ben statue
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Franklin Institute, photo by Visit Philadelphia
ben franklin bridge
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Ben Franklin Bridge, photo by Visit Philadelphia
A rainbow over Penn Park
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Penn Park
phillies game at citizens bank park
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Citizens Bank Park, photo by Visit Philadelphia
odunde festival
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Odunde Festival, photo by Visit Philadelphia
reading terminal market
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Reading Terminal Market, photo by Visit Philadelphia
ben franklin parkway
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Ben Franklin Parkway, photo by Visit Philadelphia