The Mid-Atlantic states are known for their temperate climate, experiencing all four seasons, sometimes to uncomfortable extremes. Spring and fall are fantastic times to visit Philadelphia, but the weather can become uncomfortable in the peaks of winter and summer.
Late July and August tend to be hot and rather muggy and temperatures in July average out a
t a low of 21ºC with a high of 30ºC, although even the regular heat can make it even more humid.
The fall is a great time to visit the city as temperatures tend to be much lower without being too cold. This is a great time to wander around the city and take in the various sites at a leisurely pace, and there are often some great accommodation deals to take advantage of.
Philadelphia boasts one of the largest selections of hotels in the country, catering to a wide range of budgets, but near year-round tourism and a hectic schedule of large conferences make it wise to book ahead of time.
Finer accommodation options range from the grand hotels of Broad Street to sophisticated and modern hotels with large conference facilities and exquisite restaurants. Numerous quaint bed and breakfast inns also dot Center City and a couple of youth hostels cater to young people. Most tourists will seek to stay in Center City, near City Hall. From here, it is easy walking distance to the historical sights of the revolution and the Walnut Street shopping area.
Also near City Hall is the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the site of numerous conventions and some of the nation’s premier showcases. Hotel accommodation is also plentiful around Old City and Independence National Historical Park, and sports fans may wish to stay at the many hotels situated near the stadium, not far from the airport in South Philadelphia.