PHILADELPHIA, July 1 /PRNewswire/ — This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia may be the second most historic in the city’s history, and there are hotel rooms available for visitors who want to be near the action beginning on July 2 for the Live 8 concert and ending on July 4 with the Sunoco Philadelphia Freedom Concert starring Elton John and Patti LaBelle.
“We still have plenty of rooms available for visitors to stay to enjoy the Live 8 concert on July 2, a patriotic Philly Pops concert and lighting ceremony of Independence Hall on July 3, and the Elton John concert on July 4 with a fireworks finale,” says John Kroll, president of Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) and general manager of the Hyatt at Penn’s Landing.
There are about 10,000 hotel rooms in Center City Philadelphia, and only the hotels along the Parkway are sold out for July 2 to 4. Advertised room rates in Center City hotels run from $133 to $345 per room for July 1 and 2, with rates running from $129 to $379.00 for July 3 and/or 4. Many other hotels with room availability are within walking distance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (site of the Live 8 and Philadelphia Freedom concerts). Hotel rooms are available too in hotels outside of Center City, near the Philadelphia International Airport, Chestnut Hill, Montgomery, Delaware, and Bucks counties, and in Cherry Hill, NJ – all near public transportation routes that will take guests within walking distance to all the events.
To make it easier to get around, SEPTA, Philadelphia’s public transit system, is offering All-Day Event Passes for $8.00 each on July 2 and 4. For more information check out http://www.septa.org/.
To book your room in Philadelphia, visit http://www.gophila.com/ or call your favorite hotel.
“It’s true what we say … Philly is more fun when you stay over,” added Kroll.