Cambria Philadelphia #BloggerShuffle
This past week I visited Philadelphia for the first time in my adult life. I’d been once or twice when I was younger but never really experienced it. Big shout out to Cambria Hotels for curating this entire trip and making it come to life, I’m so thankful to have been a part of such a fun #cambriabloggershuffleCambriaBloggerShuffle. If you’re wondering what a blogger shuffle is, it’s when bloggers swap cities and write itineraries for each other so they can experience the city like a local! How cool is that?
The Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City is THE hotel to stay at when visiting Philly. It’s right downtown at 219. South Broad Street, and is surrounded by five-star restaurants, popular retail shops, and unique cultural and historic attractions. Not to mention incredibly decorated and features contemporary onsite dining, including a signature bar with menu comprised of local specialties, wine, and local craft beers! Just check out these amazing photos of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City below.
We stayed in the King Suite, a room perfect for the modern business traveler or for large groups. Cambria really helps its guests #TravelLikeABoss with hotels in convenient and accessible locations with upscale amenities that make traveling a breeze. The fitness center and Bluetooth mirrors in the spa-style bathrooms makes for an upscale experience. Cambria Hotels really allowed me to immerse myself into Philadelphia’s culture through its personalized design from the moment I walked inside! The Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City featured cool and modern music décor, a nod to Avenue of the Arts (a segment of Broad Street where the hotel is located). This will be your home away from home in Philly!
My sister @katherine_wanders and I swapped with Philadelphia bloggers @alexandmike, two vibrant personalities with a passion for fashion and interior design. They created the BEST itinerary for us, we ate at some amazing restaurants and enjoyed crafted cocktails, and walked the city, taking in all of it’s rich history. Following along our fun city tour below.
The Cambria is located in the heart of downdowntown, literally walking distance to everything we wanted to do, we didn’t have to take an Uber ONCE! It was so nice to explore the city on foot and really get a feel for Philly living. I arrived a few hours before my sister so I immediately went to check out all the shops on Chestnut St, followed by lunch at Hip City Veg - a yummy vegetarian restaurant on Broad Street!
After lunch I met my sister back at the Cambria before we walked to City Hall, what a beautiful view of the city from right outside the hotel!
We spent the afternoon/evening walking around Christmas Village, checking out the various venders and shops. Philly is BEAUTIFUL at Christmas!
Before heading to The Love for dinner we stopped at Mission Taqueria for some much needed Margaritas! Mission has the coolest vibe and some bomb margs.
Moving onto dinner at The Love, WOW the food is all DELICIOUS! Not to mention the staff is so kind and genuinely loves what they do…makes the experience so much more fun.
Menu Items I suggest:
LOVEBIRD (Being from Nashville I had to try Philly’s fried chicken…it did not disappoint!)
Saturday we woke up, walked to Ultimo Coffee and headed to check out Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.. ... very cool to be able to see American History! I highly suggest this when visiting Philly.
We had a late lunch at High Street before heading back to Reading Terminal, a bustling market filled with a wide variety of restaurants, produce, and trinkets.
Pre-dinner drinks at the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City Bar were perfect, and what a view from the balcony! Cambria also has a signature craft beer program and offers five or more local craft brew options at every hotel. The beers on tap were local to the area, which was a fun way to experience the city.
Dinner at Charlie Was a Sinner, was by far my favorite meal, we decided to forgo our table reservations and eat at the bar…this definitely made our experience so much more fun! The interaction with the bartenders and having first hand menu recommendations was a game changer. After enjoying several hand crafted cocktails we headed back for a night cap at the Cambria Rooftop Bar, The Attico, which is the only rooftop restaurant and bar on Broad Street.
Sunday we had a leisure day, enjoying breakfast in bed and taking advantage of the hotel gym before heading out to the airport.
I can’t say enough good things about how fun out trip to Philadelphia was, the Cambria is a spectacular hotel and it’sits location really made the trip that much more enjoyable!
Until next time Philly!
In partnership with Cambria Hotels. All opinions are my own.