Area Attractions and Shopping

Enjoy Your Stay in Philadelphia

ACE Conference Center is ideally located in Lafayette Hill, PA, close to a wide Varity of cultural and recreational opportunities for you to explore during your stay.

Historic

  • National Constitution Center
    13.5 miles
    www.constitutioncenter.org / (215) 409-6600
    The National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia is America’s most interactive history museum. Located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, it is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of we, the people.
  • Independence National Historic Park
    13.5 miles
    www.nps.gov/inde  / (215) 965-2305
    The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty and Independence Hall echoes the words, “We the People.” Explore Franklin’s Philadelphia and learn about the past and America’s continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders’ Declaration that “all men are created equal.”
  • Valley Forge National Historic Park
    15.4 miles
    http://www.nps.gov/vafo / (610) 783-1077
    Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.  Hiking, biking and skating are also popular on the parks miles of trails.
  • Historic Chestnut Hill, PA
    4 miles
    http://chhist.org/
    Chestnut Hill has long been at the center of Pennsylvania and American history. In colonial times, Chestnut Hill connected the growing city of Philadelphia with surrounding farmlands and overlooked a Revolutionary War battle fought by George Washington in nearby Germantown.Today, Chestnut Hill thrives with opportunities for fine dining and boutique shopping as well as the enjoyment of the outdoors in the nearby Wissahickon Valley Park.

Shopping

  • The King of Prussia Mall
    10.4 miles
    www.kingofprussiamall.com / (610) 265-5727
    The King of Prussia Mall is a twenty minute drive but worth it. Featuring Nine world famous department stores Macys Nordstrom Neiman Marcus and Sears 35 eateries and 370 fine shops. It is the largest shopping mall east of the Mississippi.
  • Philadelphia Premium Outlets
    27 miles
    www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=75 / (610) 495-9000
    Find impressive savings at Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Sony, Tommy Hilfiger and more.
  • Plymouth Meeting Mall
    3.9 miles
    www.shopplymouthmeetingmall.com / (610) 825-9351
    Plymouth Meeting Mall is brimming with fresh energy and brings a whole new shopping experience to the community. We’ve combined traditional and lifestyle retail shopping, entertainment and dining for you!
  • The Shops at Liberty Place
    12.4 miles
    www.shopsatliberty.com / (215) 851-9055
    The Shops at Liberty Place is a magnificent retail complex nestled between the Liberty One and Liberty Two Office Towers. Located in the heart of the Center City business district, The Shops at Liberty Place is one of the finest urban retail centers in the country.
  • Franklin Mills Outlet Mall
    26.4 miles
    www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?id=1245 / (215) 613-2222
    Franklin Mills features the best names in manufacturers’ and retail outlet stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center as well as high quality entertainment venues including AMC Theatres, Dave & Busters Grand Sports Cafe’ and various restaurants.
  • Peddlers Village
    30.1 miles
    www.peddlersvillage.com / (215) 794-4000
    Peddlers Village in the heart of beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since Earl Jamison founded Peddlers village 47 years ago in the Lahaska Countryside, visitors have followed the winding brick pathways to a unique dining and shopping experience. Peddlers Village has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops to six restaurants.
  • Chestnut Hill
    3 miles
    www.chestnuthillpa.com
    As you walk along the tree-lined, cobblestone streets, you’ll find more than 125 exciting one of a kind shops and restaurants, as well as fun activities for the whole family.
  • Manayunk
    4.7 miles
    www.manayunk.com
    Manayunk is a unique shopping, dining, and service destination with over 50 Chic boutiques and 30 restaurants and eateries. The town also has over 20 furniture and home furnishings stores, which is the largest concentration of furniture stores on one street in the entire East Coast.

Sports and Entertainment

  • Citizens Bank Park
    12.5 miles
    www.citizensbank.com/ballpark / (215) 463-6000
    Citizens Bank Park is not your typical ballpark. Why? Because it’s packed with so many fun, fan friendly features. With real grass, angled seating, rooftop bleachers and a state-of-the-art design, Citizens Bank Park is destined to be a true fan favorite. Home of major league baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies, the 43,500-seat ballpark opened its gates for its first official game on April 12, 2004. Featuring beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline, exciting games, and a host of tasty concessions, the ballpark will be a grand slam for fans of all ages.
  • Lincoln Financial Field
    10.2 miles
    www.lincolnfinancialfield.com / (267) 570-4000
    Financial Field will bring fans so much closer to the action as well as provide them with dramatically improved sight lines and the most state-of-the-art amenities and services. In terms of technological enhancements, the stadium represents a world of difference from what fans have experienced at Veterans Stadium and even from what is available in some of the newest facilities around the country.
  • Wells Fargo Center
    16.5 miles
    www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com / (215)336-3600
    The Wells Fargo Center hosts more than 250 events each year, including the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, Wings, college basketball, ice skating, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Harlem Globetrotters, wrestling, great concerts and more. The Wells Fargo Center is truly where everyone plays.
  • Adventure Aquarium
    15.7 miles
    www.adventureaquarium.com / (856) 365-3300
    Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world.
  • The Susquehanna Bank Center
    15.7 miles
    http://www.livenation.com/section?tm_link=tm_header / (856) 365-1300
    The Susquehanna Bank center formally the Tweeter center, is the newest entertainment center in the area, providing indoor and outdoor seating for all types of top name musical entertainers
  • Kimmel Center:
    12.9 miles
    www.kimmelcenter.org / 215-790-5800
    Kimmel Center Incs facilities host eight resident companies; Verizon Hall is home to The Philadelphia Orchestra and to Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Perelman Theater is home to PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Chamber music Society and American Theatre arts for youth. The Academy of music is home to The Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
  • The Philadelphia Zoo
    10.7 miles
    www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org / (215) 243-1100
    The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year.
  • Penns Landing
    15.2 miles
    www.pennslandingcorp.com / (215) 629-3200
    Philadelphia’s newest attraction along the Delaware River, Penn’s Landing is the site of dozens of special events throughout the year. Welcome America 4th of July extravaganza, Jazz festivals, Ethnic and cultural festivities, etc. In addition, it boasts a number of great riverside restaurants, clubs and floating historical venues.
  • Battleship New Jersey
    16 miles
    www.battleshipnewjersey.org / (856) 966-1652
    Americas most decorated battleship in the area and the most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments.

Museums

Philadelphia and surrounding communities near ACE Conference Center are filled with museums to pique anyone’s interest, including:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    17.3 miles
    www.philamuseum.org / (215) 763-8100
    Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages.
  • The Franklin Institute of Science Museum
    11.7 miles
    www.FI.edu / (215) 448.1200
    Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant 21st-Century organization that continues to offer new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mister Benjamin Franklin. The Institute has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of internationally recognized exhibitions and programs, lectures and discussions themed to illuminate issues in contemporary science, community outreach initiatives particularly targeted to girls and to urban youth, and its series of innovative partnerships in public education.
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
    11.8 miles
    http://www.ansp.org/ / (215) 299-1000
    The Academy of Natural Sciences, established in 1812, is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. It’s recognized internationally for its vast collections, research, exhibits, and educational programs. The Academy’s collection of over 17 million cataloged natural history specimens and artifacts is among the ten largest in the United States. The Academy will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2012.
  • The Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum
    13.5 miles
    aampmuseum.org / (215) 574-0380
    The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans.
  • Rodin Museum
    10.9 Miles
    www.rodinmuseum.org / (215) 568-6026
    The Rodin Museum, which opened to the public in 1929, houses 124 sculptures, including bronze casts of the artist’s greatest works: The Thinker, perhaps the most famous sculpture in the world; The Burghers of Calais, his most heroic and moving historical tribute; Eternal Springtime, one of the most powerful works dealing with human love; powerful monuments to leading French intellectuals such as Apotheosis of Victor Hugo; and the culminating creation of his career, The Gates of Hell, on which the artist worked from 1880 until his death in 1917.
  • The Please Touch Museum
    11.6 miles
    www.pleasetouchmuseum.org / (215) 581-3181
    Please Touch Museum is home to six interactive exhibit zones across 38,000 square feet, designed to encourage learning through play. Let your child be your guide as you explore our unique environment. The open-endedness of our unique exhibits allows families to personalize each visit, for there is no wrong way to play!
  • The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
    13.6 miles
    www.penn.museum / (215) 898-4000
    Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
    10.4miles
    www.nmajh.org / (215) 923-3811
    Established in 1976, and situated on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the National Museum of American Jewish History is the only Museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience.
  • Independence Seaport Museum
    15.1 miles
    www.phillyseaport.org / (215) 413-8655
    Learn about the region’s rich maritime heritage at Independence Seaport Museum, located on the Delaware River just a short walk from the Liberty Bell. Wander through galleries highlighting immigration, underwater exploration, and sea commerce; examine nautical art, artifacts, and intricate ship models; watch craftsmen building wooden boats; and explore the mighty Spanish-American War Cruiser Olympia, and the World War II Submarine Becuna – both National Historic Landmarks.

Dining

Over the past decade, the City of Philadelphia has transformed itself and is now recognized as home to some of the world’s greatest restaurants. Every type of ethnic cuisine is available in all price ranges. The surrounding suburbs offers equally exciting dining opportunities; many are only a short distance from ACE Conference Center.
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